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The articles presented here are for the education and enjoyment of the Systema community. The writers are solely responsible for the content and such content may not completely reflect the views of Russian Martial Art Systema by Vladimir Vasiliev. Any training conducted by you is at your sole risk.

Below is a list of articles with the most recent ones listed first.

Systema Training Brandon Sommerfeld

Impact of Systema on Professional Training

by Brandon Sommerfeld Published: July 21, 2009

I would like to take this opportunity to share with you how Systema has made an impact on the training provided at International Training Incorporated (ITI) in Virginia. ITI, a subsidiary of WSI, trains approximately 5,000 students a year in a variety of disciplines, such as security operations, instinctive and off-road driving, firearms, combatives, protective service operations (PSO), and other specialty courses. Our clients consist of multinational military forces, law enforcement as well as some private citizens. […]

Systema Training Kwan Lee

Ground Work at its Best - The HQ experience

by Kwan Lee Published: July 21, 2009

Throughout the years, I have been asked about the classes at Vladimir's school in Toronto and if the energy is any different than what is experienced in his seminars. There are obvious differences in the way the classes flow versus the wider scope seminar format, but the bottom line is that you will get some additional insights from the personal attention and time with Vladimir at Systema Headquarters (HQ). Since he teaches most of the classes, the odds are that you may find yourself working directly with the master, on his own turf. […]

Systema Training Scott Meredith

Beat the Odds

by Scott Meredith Published: July 21, 2009

Beat The Odds has a number of unique features that make it a keystone of the DVD training materials to date. This material zooms in on a number of features that Vladimir’s work always displays but that, in the need to cover other material, aren’t always called out explicitly and presented to you on a platter at they are here. For example, if you have a boxing background, you may have heard that Systema work requires the hands held somewhat low in a natural relaxed position, which is a bit counter to what you may have assumed in your boxing training. […]

Systema Training Scott McQueen

Systema Shines in the "Land of the Rising Sun"

by Scott McQueen Published: July 21, 2009

Allow me to offer a brief insight into the way Systema has changed or affected the lives of practitioners in Japan. Japan's cultural and societal heritage is treasured by most citizens in Japan. Societal behavior norms have developed, in part, as way for 127.77 million people to live together in close confines with minimal conflict or overt intrusion. Even though there are many culturally disenfranchised youth in Japan today, they are still limited by what can be referred to as societal norms. […]

Systema Training Michael Muckin

Breathwork in Real Life

by Michael Muckin Published: July 21, 2009

I am writing this as a note of thanks for the gift of Systema Breathing. It may have saved my life and the lives of others. Here's the story:I was on a freeway in California - just a few miles from my home, traveling at about 65 MPH (105 Kph). Suddenly, a car three lanes away - at the last possible moment - tried to cut across those lanes and exit the freeway from there. This means cutting across two other lanes of traffic while traveling at a high speed - it sounds crazy, but drivers in California do this all the time. […]