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

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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Systema Training Vladimir Vasiliev

The Source of Strength and Peace

by Vladimir Vasiliev Published: December 02, 2013

INTERVIEW with VLADIMIR VASILIEV by Rob Poyton, the head instructor of Cutting Edge Systema Academy in UK and the editor of Systema International publication. Systema International (SI): First of all can I say congratulations on behalf of everyone here on the 20th anniversary of your school, it’s an amazing achievement! Did you have any idea when you first started teaching in Toronto that you would be in this position, with schools worldwide? Vladimir Vasiliev (VV): Thank you for your kind words and support. […]

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Systema Training Robert Young

Systema. Black Belt Magazine

by Robert Young Published: November 26, 2013

The Russian Martial Art is regarded as one of the most effective fighting systems on the planet, and its popularity is largely due to the efforts of Vladimir Vasiliev! by Robert W. Young click here to view article in PDF format Spend 20 years in a field you're passionate about—when this issue of Black Belt hits the newsstand, I'll have edited articles for two decades—and it's easy to conclude you've seen and heard it all. It's a fair assumption, but it's a dead giveaway that the person doing the assuming has never been face to face with Vladimir Vasiliev. […]

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Systema Training John-Paul Gagliano

From Many Threats to Many Tears…

by John-Paul Gagliano Published: April 29, 2013

It was my first day back in Vancouver after visiting the Toronto HQ for a dose of excellent training, I felt clear and recharged. Being as I had been away from home for a few weeks, I needed to run some errands and headed out to talk a brisk walk to my destinations. I was walking peacefully on East Broadway (Vancouver) when a man carrying a large "boom-box" was strutting down the street with his music blaring. Noticing the noise first, I turned to look where this was coming from. […]

Systema Training Karel Cerny

How I Caught a Thief

by Karel Cerny Published: April 29, 2013

  I would like to tell you a story, that happened in year 1981. I was 17 years old.   One night, my sister woke me up. It was about 2 a.m. She was unsettled and told me, that somebody is walking in our house and she thought that he was a thief.   I had been doing karate for 2 years that time. I took part in many competitions and I was really good at it in my category. I trained with nunchaks as well.   In pyjamas and slippers I got up, took nunchaks, which I had next to my bed, and I started going through our house. […]