Defend Disarm Control

September 07, 2015 by Vladimir Vasiliev  
Tips from Vladimir

In Systema, there is no distinction between defense and attack. Any so called "defensive" move is also active, decisive and pre-emptive. The secret is in complete freedom of movement, very swift thinking and decision-making. There are practically no limitations, except for the moral ones.

Before practicing techniques of weapons disarming, you should first learn to identify if the opponent is armed and how. Then, study how to evaluate his competence in using a weapon. Each weapon imprints behavior. Knowledge and experience can uncover that for you.

The best control in a fight is pre-emptive; when you feel that something is about to happen and do not allow the situation to develop.
Next is primary control; when the action is starting and you deal with it by re-directing, distracting or dissipating.
And then secondary control begins; when physical contact could not be avoided and you deal with it by your moving, striking and other specific skills. Through all these stages, your source of success is the removal of fear.

Vladimir Vasiliev Born in Russia, Vladimir Vasiliev received intense combative training and profound Systema training from Mikhail Ryabko. Vladimir moved to Canada, and in 1993 founded the first school of Russian Martial Art outside Russia - Systema Headquarters.

He has since personally trained and certified well over 700 qualified Russian Martial Art Systema instructors and schools in over 40 countries worldwide, and has produced an Award-Winning instructional film collection. Vladimir holds a number of government medals and awards including the Russian "Order of Duty and Honor" and the "Order of Loyalty". He offers regular training at his school in Toronto, at international seminars and camps, and through the Systema Video Program.