by Bratzo Barrena Published: October 03, 2018
Bratzo Barrena, Instructor Systema Ruso Combate Funcional - Peru
This is a question I´m asked frequently. It’s a controversial subject, with many points of view, each with their own arguments and logic.
There’s no simple answer. There are an infinite amount of variables to take into consideration (type of weapon, motive, type of attack, surroundings, etc.) impossible to mention all in this article, but I’ll try to give a clear and realistic answer.
It’s necessary to analyze the views usually given. […]
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. […]