by Bratzo Barrena Published: July 18, 2018
A few days ago, after class, a man who was watching the training session (around 35 years old), came to me and told me he had always been interested in martial arts and that Russian Systema was very appealing, BUT (yes, there’s always a “but”) he had a back injury and couldn’t train.
This is very common. […]
by Bratzo Barrena Published: July 26, 2017
Most people who attend their first Russian Systema class, come with preconceived ideas about what they will get from training.
Often people have the wrong idea, as a result from their experience in other martial arts or combat sports (as practitioners or spectators); some come with distorted or even unrealistic ideas, probably taken from Hollywood movies.
In general, we can divide these people in two groups:
Those who expect to find techniques that are devastating, savage, and aggressive, techniques that brutalize the opponent and that allow them to easily defeat any adversary. […]