Below is a list of articles with the most recent ones listed first.
by Dimitri Trufanov Published: July 05, 2011
Dimitri Trufanov is a Chicago-based Systema instructor. His wife Olga recently gave birth to their third son. The youngest boy was born at home and Olga agreed to share this unique experience.
Why did you decide on home birth?
The choice was natural for us. The older kids were born at a local hospital. What we didn’t like about that was that there was too much interference from the staff at moments when inward focus was most needed. So, we wanted more control, a quieter environment, one that felt...at home, you know. […]
by Stephane Beaudin Published: June 25, 2011
A few years ago, a staple of Systema, the front roll, seemed to elude me. In training, the back roll was very natural, but the front roll created all kinds of fear and tension. This most basic of basics is often one of the more difficult and frustrating things to become proficient in. Some people are more afraid of rolling back, alarmed by not seeing where they are going. Others, like me, stuttering at the sight of the ground being thrust towards the face. Working freely, I had become quite adept at corkscrewing my body during falls and transforming forwards falls into back rolls. […]
by Brandon Sommerfeld Published: June 07, 2011
Please keep in mind what I am about to share is coming from my own limited personal opinion and experience. With that being said I will make this bold statement “I am thoroughly convinced that Martial Arts Masters that possess Mikhail Ryabko and Vladimir Vasiliev’s skill level come around, maybe once every 200 years”. Never before in the history of Mankind have we enjoyed the opportunity to have so much incredible information literally at our fingertips. […]
by Frank Arias & Juan Pedro Serna Published: May 12, 2011
Frank Arias, one of the experienced instructors at Systema Headquarters in Toronto, was interviewed by Systema Spain head instructor Juan Pedro Serna on Frank’s understanding, training and teaching of the art.
Juan Pedro and Frank kindly translated the interview from Spanish and offered it to all of us to read and enjoy.
Juan Pedro Serna: How did you first discover Systema?
Frank Arias: In 1996, on New Year’s Eve, I was confronted with a situation where I had to unexpectedly defend myself against multiple attackers. […]