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What to Expect When Training in the Russian Martial Art of...

In his article Bratzo Barrena discusses what to expect when training in the Russian Martial Art of Systema, as most people who attend their...

Mastering Systema: Striking Spirituality

I attended two days of the Mastering Systema seminar in Toronto, Ontario. It was a week long event, and I was there for the...

How Hard Should Your Systema Training Be?

Your Goal The goal of Systema training is to accumulate power and not tension. I believe that with each training session, while doing the same...

Tense Shoulders – The Bigger Picture

When I observe students in class, at seminars, or when I evaluate instructors through the Systema Video Program (SVP), I see one most common...

3 Types of Fear – 3 Ways to Breathe

We can view our fears on three levels. The first one we can call Personal Fear. It is the type that develops without any...

Defend Disarm Control in Systema

This article discusses defend disarm control in Systema where defending and attacking are the same thing, where you must identify if the opponent is...

Systema Combative Body Massage

Any good massage is beneficial. The Systema combative body massage that we do in classes has its own unique and practical value. Done in...

Working Against Multiple Opponents in Martial Arts

Working against multiple opponents in martial arts is challenging both psychologically and physically. In Systema, there are a number of simple things to understand and practice to...

Be a Moving Target

Everyone knows that shooting a moving target is much harder than a fixed one. It requires additional efforts and skill. Something similar happens in...

Systema Pushups

A few years ago, when I was visiting Mikhail Ryabko in Moscow, he demonstrated a slow fist Systema pushup against the wall. I still...

Work Against Multiple Opponents

Work against multiple opponents is challenging both psychologically and physically. In Systema, there are a number of simple things to understand and practice to help...

The Skill of Taking Strikes in Systema

An interview with System's Vladimir Vasiliev discusses the practical (apparent) reason for taking strikes and the underlying (psychological) reason. Student: We heard that you are currently working on...

Mikhail Ryabko’s Stick Tying Techniques

This happened over 20 years ago in Russia. My friends and I were at Mikhail Ryabko's class. The format of classes was such that...

Break Through Tension with A Systema Breathing Drill

We all know that breathing is our best tool to eliminate tension. We have done numerous great drills at Systema classes and seminars including aSystema...

Control Tension with Systema Conditioning

In Systema conditioning, we try to create all the exercises so that they lead us directly into the highest levels of fighting skill. Training...

Systema Breathing Application

How to breathe to prepare yourself for a fight using Systema breathing application? When an untrained person perceives danger, his heart rate and blood pressure...

Systema Training Considerations

A human being is a complete system and for this reason we have to make our training a complete and whole system as well...

Systema Fist Walking Drills Help Improve Striking

Many factors prevent you from delivering strong and precise strikes. One of the main factors is the fear of hurting yourself, it maybe an...

Systema Drill To Overcome Fear of Contact

In the new SYSTEMA HAND to HAND film, there is a drill where the two opponents are approaching each other and evading contact. It...

Systema Training for Effective Defense in Confined Space

Effective Defense in Confined Space comes from two essential abilities: - the skill of working (defending yourself) in one spot (for example, behind a desk...