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by Vladimir Vasiliev Published: October 27, 2016
When I observe students in class, at seminars, or when I evaluate instructors through the Systema Video Program (SVP), I see one most common limitation – tension in the shoulders and hips.
In this article, let’s look at the tense shoulders. We should understand how it seriously damages our moving and fighting potential.
1. Unfortunately, it is not obvious to many people that with tension-filled shoulders, we are not able to lift the arms freely or maintain good posture. Therefore, everything including balance, power, and precision will suffer.
by Vladimir Vasiliev Published: August 31, 2015
Any good massage is beneficial. The Systema combative body massage that we do in classes has its own unique and practical value. Done in a training session, it becomes an important part of overall development of the spirit and body.
Combative body practices usually include:
Compared to passively receiving treatment from a masseuse, the combative body techniques are done within the spirit of action, training and fighting arts. […]