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Below is a list of articles with the most recent ones listed first.
by Scott Meredith Published: February 28, 2013
One day many years ago, a good friend of mine who worked for years as a corrections officer with the most dangerous inmates in a notoriously rough facility, and who knew of my interest in esoteric martial arts, took me aside with a smile and offered to give me "a lesson in how the real world works".
He then demonstrated on me physically a dozen different prison knife killings that he had either observed or cleaned up after. The setup, the attack, the follow-through. […]
by Andrea Bisaz Published: February 09, 2013
Systema is a complex entirety of many features interacting in total harmony. To my understanding, one of the greatest assets is the use of natural, relaxed movements in an unnatural combative environment. If mastered, this provides efficiency, calmness and power, whilst its invisibility leads to confusion and uncertainty on the opponent’s side (see mirrorneuron article), opening up many doors of advantage in a conflict.
Another interesting area in Systema is the ‘short work’. […]
by Joao Carlos Furia Published: August 10, 2012
Joao has shared his notes from Vladimir’s seminars, DVDs and online discussions.
HITS, STRIKES, PUNCHES
It is next to impossible to be in a real fight and not take a single hit.
While studying to deliver strikes based on Systema principles, you learn to pick an ideal distance from your partner, you learn to position your body in a straight and natural position, and you learn to align your arm, wrist and hand along solid lines in a relaxed and comfortable way. As a result, you get powerful and precise punches, and your punches do not injure yourself. […]