the approach to Systema training where I live is very relaxed and friendly, and we always have a great time at class (although there are always moments/ sessions I really wish I was elsewhere as it can be pretty grueling).
I'd also really like to share experiences with you and find out how you like it if you do decide to go.
some of the thoughts that continue to amaze me include:
3. The awesome ability that a Systema master/instructor has
(my country?)The System is designed to create, build and strengthen your body, your psyche, your family and your country.
People (the Slavic people) who believe in goodness, mercy and humility. Those qualities characterize the Russian nation [...]
The proof of effectiveness being the trainer beating up his students
that it's pretty much show, and does not work properly
EceGled wrote:What other proof would you expect? When I'm in Aikido class, my instructor asks me to stand there so he can punch me and do technique on me to demonstrate to the class. He never asks me to punch him.
what i heard about systema quite often is, that it's pretty much show, and does not work properly.
EceGled wrote:The proof of effectiveness being the trainer beating up his students
What other proof would you expect? When I'm in Aikido class, my instructor asks me to stand there so he can punch me and do technique on me to demonstrate to the class. He never asks me to punch him.
When I'm in a fight, I ask my opponent to stand there so I can punch him and do my moves.
inexperienced untrained students.
EceGled wrote:inexperienced untrained students.
Have you provided any evidence that these students are "inexperienced" or "untrained"? No, you haven't. They look trained to me. You get hit properly in the solar plexis and see what happens. One thing I've learned in practice that comes from systema is how to deal with punches to the stomach and solar plexis. I talked to a friend of mine who is shodan in TKD and had never heard of the breathing method I explained for dealing with that. I was just watching a systema video where one guy was doing a normal, untrained punch on another student and couldn't get much of a reaction out of the other student, who was obviously trained in taking hits. Then the teacher demonstrates a systema punch and the student falls down.
:x: wrote:there is a great vid on youtube in which a karate-master shows his supercool technique which brings his students to the ground without even touching. a team of paramedics can even show that these people actually feel something, but that might be autosuggestion. then the karate-master is asked to show his moves on some bjj-practitioners and...nothing happens.
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