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Below is a list of articles with the most recent ones listed first.
by Eric Torres Published: February 08, 2016
A few months ago, I was approached by a parent at our school with an interest for his son to learn more about Systema through private classes.
The child has a diagnosis of autism, which is a neurological disorder affecting mainly social and sensory skills.
To start off, the purpose of this article is to offer some of my tips and advice that I have found work well with my young student.
Autism is a Spectrum Disorder ASD, which means that all ASD people experience difficulties in their behavior and social interactions at varying degrees. […]
by Published: January 14, 2016
by Floyd Burk, contributing editor
December 2015 / January 2016 issue
Many followers of the Western ways of self-defense know the Toronto-based company called Systema – Russian Martial Art because of its leader Vladimir Vasiliev. In an effort to spread his art of Systema, Vasiliev, who was Black Belt’s 2013 Instructor of the Year, travels the world to conduct seminars. He’s appeared in the magazine many times, as well. What most people don’t know is that Vasiliev and his organization also produce books. The latest...is STRIKES: Soul Meets Body. […]
by Vladimir Vasiliev Published: September 18, 2015
We can view our fears on three levels.
The first one we can call Personal Fear. It is the type that develops without any physical contact. It has formed inside us as a result of a verbal threat, an aggressive scene, a potentially scary situation. We might be only partly aware of the true causes and the magnitude of that Personal Fear. It is our internal picture that may or may not be accurate. This fear comes along with a specific type of breath interruption - irregular inhale and exhale, constricted breathing, or a choking breath. […]
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. […]