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What is the best way to view illness and injury?

by Systema Headquarters Published: April 22, 2021

A question from the Soul & Spirit discussion with Rev. Father Vladimir: What is the best way to view illness and injury? If illness happens to us, it often seems unfair. Answer: It seems… yes, of course. First of all, if illness comes, we are taught that the cause of illness is not necessarily that the person is sinning or that their parents were sinning. As Christ cured a person blind from birth, his Apostles asked, “Why was this person blind from birth? Was it because he was sinning or his parents were sinning?” Christ replied, “Not because of his parents. […]

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Happy New Year from Systema HQ

by Systema Headquarters Published: January 03, 2013

There are three stages of a man growing up: 1- He believes in Santa 2- He does not believe in Santa 3- He is Santa   It is New Year, and the judge is in a good mood, addressing the convicted: - What are you being accused of? - Of doing my holiday shopping too early. - There is nothing criminal about that! - The thing is that I was doing my shopping before the store opened...   - I read so much about the harmful effects of alcohol and smoking that I decided to quit. - Which one drinking or smoking? - Reading. […]

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Breath of Camp

by Systema Headquarters Published: March 13, 2012

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Ground Fighting Seminar by Adam and Brendon

by Systema Headquarters Published: December 20, 2011

Review by Valentina G. (Systema Student) I’d like to describe an exercise we did at the seminar that I found most interesting and helpful. ROLL AND CONTROL is a perfect preparation for fighting from the ground. Partner # 1 is walking in various directions. Partner # 2 follows him by rolling on the ground. All this is done with proper breathing and continuous movement for both practitioners. This drill provides relaxation through good pressure and stretch to the cervical spine. Cervical vertebrae from 1 through 6 are covered with fascia. […]

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Systema, Medicine and Life

by Systema Headquarters Published: April 12, 2011

This story was written by a lady doctor working in the military. The more I learn… the more I realize I don’t know.  I first encountered Systema as I embarked on a new phase of my life, the year I started medical school.  Although still in my mid-twenties, I recall thinking that I had already lived a lifetime and that although there were things to learn, they were mostly academic in nature, easily acquired through work and study. […]

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