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Articles by Norbert Tannert

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.

Norbert Tannert is a certified Systema instructor; training and teaching since 2000.
He is in active police duty since 1980, acts as a unit leader of an SEK (SWAT team) and is the officer responsible for tactical training for over 22 years.
Norbert has 30 years of martial arts training. He teaches regular classes at Systema Bonn.

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The "Corona-crisis" and the increase of public violence

by Norbert Tannert Published: August 31, 2020

Do you feel prepared? by Norbert Tannert, police swat team unit leader We live in strange and somewhat troubled times these days. Not only the "Corona-virus" has influenced almost every part of our lives, but it seems that far more unfounded aggression has become part of our daily life. There is a tendency for violence to become more accepted in certain parts of society, as long as one is quoting to use violence for a proper reason, such as fighting an unpopular political system, a political adversary or representatives of the state; the police for example. […]

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Stress in a Confrontation

by Norbert Tannert Published: January 09, 2015

Stress, in my opinion, is one of the most unnoticed factors in martial arts as well as in an actual confrontation. This is surprising if one takes into account that stress is what usually determines the outcome of a real confrontation with a highly aggressive attacker. I am emphasizing the word “real” because in most cases, training in martial arts is completely different from a real scenario with possibly heavier consequences, such as physical and emotional damage, a trial or death. So don’t be fooled. […]