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What-why-when of Systema?

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What is Systema?

Hundreds of martial arts styles are practiced today. Number of techniques builds up to thousands, where even same techniques vary from school to school. Despite the diversity, these techniques share similar underlying foundations.

Systema = those foundations.

In Systema there are no techniques, uniforms, mysticism, hierarchy or belts. You don’t waste years to memorize complex techniques. You learn principles that make foundation, and tailor your own approach to self defense right away. You get ready for life out there.

Why Systema?

Some say that being able to think about our own thoughts and evaluate them is what really makes us different from animals. Others say that our brain is not wired to be optimal and precise, but to be efficient. These two are reasons why Systema, and why majority cannot settle with it. When understood in depth, this martial art is exactly thinking about your own thoughts, training by studying your own training. Majority likes to spar. To jump around, sweat and do jerky movements. Because brain is wired like that. It is harder to build precise and optimal mind. Only handful of gifted can do that.

Systema is not a sport. Other self defense or combative styles are way of the soldier. Systema is the way of the officer.

SYSTEMA IS AN INVISIBLE WEAPON, WHICH REMAINS HIDDEN UNTIL USED AND WHICH CAN’T BE TAKEN AWAY UNTIL A MAN IT BELONGS TO IS ALIVE.

When Systema?

When should man start training? Yesterday!

A year from now, you will be sorry that you didn’t start now.

And train a lot. Dedicate yourself to getting good at it. To getting healthy. To increase rage of joint movement. To become good “mover” and good “breather”.

Three reasons to be excused for not coming to class:

  • Dead
  • So sick you are about to die
  • Got killed by someone

If you follow these guidelines, very soon you will own very powerful and invisible weapon. You will be safer.

Yours humbly, Milos

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