Systema: The Russian Martial Art and Health System
“Systema is really a health system disguised as a martial art.”
~ Bill Parravano
What is Systema…
Systema is a synergy of three components – Combat Skills, Strong Spirit and Healthy Body. Drawing from various martial arts and ancient Cossack techniques, Systema gives the practitioner a toolbox to help deal with stress and tension, be more grounded into your body/mind/emotions, and to better deal with the challenges that emerge in everyday life and situations of conflict.
The key principle of Systema is non-destruction. The main goal of training is to make sure your ego and your emotions do no damage to the body or the psyche of you or your partners. Systema is designed to create, build and strengthen the body, the psyche, the family and the community.
Certified Systema Instructor
by Vladimir Vasiliev
Systema does NOT make the assumption that you are in peak physical condition when you show up to train. The focus is on breathing, movement and relaxation in order to understand your own tension. Through this practice, you are better able to recognize the tension and fear in others.
The training puts you at the edge of fear to test and push your ability to handle more stress/fear, thus making your a stronger and more grounded person.
The result of a great Systema practice is to feel more relaxed and alert AFTERWARDS than you did when you arrived.
During practice, you’ll be challenged physically, mentally and emotionally. No two practices are ever the same. The result of a great Systema practice is to feel more relaxed and alert AFTERWARDS than you did when you arrived.
More About Systema…
Through regular practice:
PRACTICAL, REAL LIFE MARTIAL ARTS SKILLS