Systema and Personal Protection

February 17, 2017 by Mikhail Ryabko  

by Mikhail Ryabko

The basis of personal protection is freedom from illusion. The ability to realistically estimate one’s own strengths has saved significantly more lives than aiming to gain skills and techniques.

Systema teaches us to not be the cause of our own defeat, to see and have control over the development of dangerous situations, to not give up, and, ultimately, to never lose.

On the Summit of Masters film, we carefully consider how to keep calm in stressful situations and how to develop this ability. We study how to avoid becoming an object of aggression, or how to rid yourself of fear, anger and tension. We train to move and strike with clear purpose, to dissipate the evil intentions of the attacker, to gain inner tranquillity and create a safe environment around us.

Mikhail Ryabko Colonel Mikhail Ryabko is a Systema founder and chief international instructor at Systema Ryabko.

Mikhail was trained from the age of five and involved in combative training from the age of fifteen. He worked in militia in RF Ministry of Interior Security Department, trained the Minister's security guards. He was a tactical commander of hostage-rescue teams, counter-terrorist operations, and armed criminal neutralization.

Mikhail resides in Moscow, holds the rank of Colonel and was an assistant to RF General Prosecutor. He is a veteran of military actions and veteran of labour. He has been in numerous military campaigns and holds many medals and awards from the government and from the Russian Orthodox Church. He continues to train many students as the Master Teacher of Systema.