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Loren Clements has been training in Systema since 2007. He is qualified to teach by Vladimir Vasiliev at Systema Auckland. A former police officer with both frontline and tactical team experience, including staff management. And has first hand experience with street-level violence, and self defence solutions.
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by Loren Clements Published: November 10, 2020

Chatting with one of my massage clients last week, the subject of martial arts came up. I, of course, was happy to share a bit about Systema and the positive benefits I feel from it in my daily life. During the conversation, she asked me, “Are you good at it?” She went on to describe what she thought makes a good martial artist; breaking things, fighting rooms full of people, and general Hollywood movie mayhem seemed to be her reference points. We laughed, and she laughed even more when I said half jokingly, “Yes, I am”, demanding that I justify my answer. […]