Systema (Russian: Система, "The System") is a Russian martial art. It is designed to be highly adaptive and practical, training using drills and sparring instead of set kata. It focuses mainly on the six body levers (elbows, neck, knees, waist, ankles, and shoulders), while also teaching pressure point application and takedowns.I start to train Systema last week and still need to consistenly train this new art every moment. Why I like this so much because Systema trained your body and mind to be at a RELAXING state and be at the most natural body position and movement. In short it trained you to become one with the universe and master on your physical body.
The study and practice of this discipline involves a complete system of physical and spiritual health, relaxation, and courage in the face of all forms of adversity. But most of all, it involves a philosophy of life, peace and decency seldom seen. It disciplines its students to relax while striking, rather than focus to generate maximum power, allowing you to strike at unusual and unexpected angles, to smile in combat rather than adopt a fierce visage or announce your intentions with a blood curdling yell. There are no fixed training patterns or combinations of movements, all training is based on the reality that unexpected things happen in combat. The purpose of this discipline is not merely to prepare for violence, but to improve one's own mental state, to have a healthier and more limber body, to be more relaxed in a stressful society and to live a decent and peaceful life.
Anyone, in any condition or of any age, can learn and benefit from this unique style.
Some great testimony:
" SYSTEMA FOR LIFE - I don’t know all the benefits of studying Systema and I don’t believe anyone could list or describe them all. I do know that I have benefitted tremendously from my discovery of Systema and the work that I have been able to do with it. My only regrets are that I did not discover it sooner and that I do not live close enough to any of the many fine Systema instructors to work out regularly. But I will do what I can for as long as I can.More detail about Systema you can visit >>> http://www.russianmartialart.com/ . You can also visit here at http://www.silatonline.com/video for collection of useful and practical martial art video.
I am a retired attorney, age 71 years, with substantial prior martial arts experience. After a knee replacement surgery in 2002, I was able to attend my first Systema seminar in Phoenix, Arizona in 2003 with Vladimir Vasiliev as lead instructor. There I began to understand that Systema is far more than just a martial art or self defense system. Intrigued, I signed up for additional seminars, including the Summer Camp near Toronto, Canada in 2004 and the recent (2006) Summit of the Masters near Niagara Falls, Canada, where we learned from Mikhail Ryabko, Vladimir Vasiliev, Konstantin Kamarov and several other excellent instructors. Let me share a couple of the many things I have learned from my Systema experiences in seminars and from the videos and DVDs that are available.
Systema is infinite, inexhaustible. Each of us is in the body we have, with its strengths and limitations. Our sensory apparatus and brains let us learn how to use our total being to accomplish our objectives over whatever period of time we spend learning. The same is true of each other person. Human anatomy, physiology, neurology and psychology fits a pattern, but within the pattern each individual varies from all others. What one can do with his mind and body is unique to each person. Unlike other martial arts, Systema does not assume a particular body type or psychology. It does not give orders; it does not direct you to take one or more specific actions in response to an attack. Systema shows you how you might use what you have available to deal with a bad situation and then does it again and again, with variations on the theme, letting you learn how to use your mind and body in a number of effective ways to defend yourself and others, no matter what the situation. The combinations of threatening situations and how you might deal with them, are infinite. As this insight (the inexhaustibility of Systema) has found its way into my mind, I have been increasingly freed from self imposed limitations and my work has become more varied, relaxed and efficient. (Not that I am “good,” just slowly improving.)
Systema helps you discover the stronger person within. At every seminar I have attended, we students have been asked to do things many of us had never attempted before. Some were rather frightening. Think of yourself on the floor with eight or ten men piled on top of you and your assignment is to keep breathing and get out from under the pile. No panic allowed; just get it done. Other tasks at first seemed physically impossible, like holding in push-up position for eight minutes. (I could not come close to that one on my first attempt at the seminar, but with practice, I actually surpassed it a month or so later.) The point is that the world is going to put demands on you that you don’t suspect, have never thought about, and which you must meet and overcome in order to survive, either physically or psychologically. Every Systema session provides you with lessons in how much more you have within to meet the demands of life than you thought.
After every seminar, I am rejuvenated; I have learned more about myself and what I can do. I feel stronger, safer, and confident that I am better able to protect myself, my wife and my loved ones, no matter what the circumstances.
My investment in Systema has given me unbelievable physical, psychological and spiritual returns. I plan to continue working at it, and getting those returns for many years to come. For this I will be forever grateful to Mikhail, Vladimir and Konstantin."
- David Bergland, Retired Attorney
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