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Articles by Jason Priest

The articles presented here are for the education and enjoyment of the Systema community. The writers are solely responsible for the content and such content may not completely reflect the views of Russian Martial Art Systema by Vladimir Vasiliev. Any training conducted by you is at your sole risk.

Jason Priest has been training and teaching at Systema HQ Toronto since 2007. He is a certified Systema Instructor. Outside of Systema, Jason runs an Investment Management and Consulting firm. 

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Exploring Breath Training

by Jason Priest Published: December 19, 2016

Breath training is a foundation of Systema and gets plenty of attention in class. Breathwork is easily done on your own, without a training partner, in your home, on the way to work, playing with your children, and while dealing with the everyday stresses. It is easy to experiment with and valuable to explore. Be sure to keep in mind the seven key breathing principles. […]

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Sharing Systema - from Canada to Ecuador

by Jason Priest Published: December 14, 2010

Guayaquil, Ecuador. Unable to correctly pronounce the name of the largest city in Ecuador, I boarded a plane for my first trip to South America. I was joining experienced Systema Headquarters Instructor Frank Arias as well as Josh Fabia on one leg of their recent South American tour. For me this was both a journey to a new country and the first time I would be assisting in the training of newcomers to Systema. When I was a student in elementary school, my father used to tell me that the best way to learn something was to try and teach it to someone else. […]

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