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

Systema Training Konstantin Komarov

Systema for the Elderly Parts 1 and 2

by Konstantin Komarov Published: June 01, 2015

Translated by: Dimitri Trufanov How does aging start and progress? At what age does the degenerative process begin? Can we do something about it? Why do some people show advanced aging symptoms at 40, while others still look young at the age of 60 and some are active and fully competent at the age of 80 and more? Should people limit their physical activity as they get older? These are just a few of the questions that need to be answered before attempting to teach classes to seniors. […]

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Systema Training Pete Rogers

That's Systema!

by Pete Rogers Published: May 23, 2015

A few weeks ago my son had one of his friends come over to our house. As the day went on, they did what young boys do on a sunny day with a big grassy field. They rough housed. As I watched the two, my son's friend threw some impressive kicks and punches at my boy. Knowing that he had been training for a while at a local martial arts school, I was interested to see how this friendly sparring match between two nine year olds would turn out. My son moved and escaped from his friend who was trying to give him the business. […]

Systema Training Norbert Tannert

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. […]

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Meeting Systema

by Published: November 05, 2014

translated by Nelka Az The drive to be better. The first surprise when encountering Systema is the silence. In a well-lighted gym robust men calmly and orderly work through seemingly simple moves, interchanging them with sudden escapes, turns, and grabs. No leaps and shouts, nobody assumes stances that look like comic-book pictures. The instructor Vladimir Vasiliev remarks on what is taking place without raising his voice… The school of Russian Martial Art that he founded in Toronto in 1993 received world-wide acclaim. […]

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Systema Training Konstantin Komarov

Kids in Systema

by Konstantin Komarov Published: March 08, 2014

  Kids in Systema by Konstantin Komarov translated by Dmitry Trufanov   I spent a good part of my childhood playing with my friends in our apartment building’s courtyard. The courtyard was very spacious, and my friends from neighboring buildings would come play with us. There used to be a courtyard in every building, but ours was the biggest—about the size of two soccer fields. […]

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