Relaxed Movement, Strength, Precision
This Russian Martial Art was developed by ancient Slavic warriors, monks, and healers, and is practiced today by the Russian Special Forces. By combining strength and movement exercises with powerful breathing techniques, this self defense training program will help you increase your stamina, flexibility, and overall physical capabilities.
The Russian style of martial arts dates back to the 10th century.
Throughout the history of this huge country, Russia had to repel invaders from the north, south, east, and west. All attackers brought their distinct styles of combat and weaponry. The battles took place on different terrain, during freezing winters and sweltering summer heat alike, with the Russians often greatly outnumbered by the enemy forces. As a result of these factors, the Russian warriors acquired a style that combined strong spirit with extremely innovative and versatile tactics that were at the same time practical, deadly, and effective against any type of enemy under any circumstances. The style was natural and free while having no strict rules, rigid structure or limitations (except for moral ones). All tactics were based on instinctive reactions, individual strengths and characteristics, specifically designed for fast learning.
The Systema Curriculum
Understanding the principles of movement, posture, breathing, and relaxation
Work toward effortless push ups, squats, sit ups, leg raises, forward and backward rolls
Principle of Wave Movement
Generate and use power of the whole body.
Striking in Systema
Striking with the whole body, short work, different depths and levels of striking from surface to muscle to internal
Grappling in Systema
Submissions vs. joint breaks, leverage and biomechanics, continuous movement, push and pull
Against a Weapon
Understanding distance, timing, and entry, wrist control, disarming, and defense in all possible positions