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Below is a list of articles with the most recent ones listed first.
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. […]
by Andrea Bisaz Published: July 03, 2012
It is interesting to see, how keen observation of human behaviour can be translated into extremely efficient and deceptive fighting principles. What I am about to discuss is essentially nothing new to the experienced Systema practitioner. In fact, we have heard Mikhail Ryabko and Vladimir Vasiliev talk about these principles over and over again. What is fascinating, however, is to see these principles verified by current research in neuroscience. […]
by Alexander Shostko Published: July 03, 2012
The quotes below are from my notes taken at Systema camps and seminars in the past two years. With some things lost in translation, I hope they can still be useful to Systema practitioners.
If someone attacks you or your family and you already know that you will be fighting – do not be nervous and do not add emotional content, just work.
Do not break the person; break his desire to attack you.
Provide an illusion that your opponent still has control, but make sure he does not.
Those who think they are very strong die first in conflicts. […]