Russian Martial Art - "SYSTEMA"
is a military fighting art based on the training of the Elite Russian Special Forces.
This practical form of combat combines an individual's strong spirit with extremely clever and versatile tactics that will work in any circumstance and against any enemy.
All tactics employed within "SYSTEMA" are based upon instinctive reactions, individual strengths and limitations of human body, and are specifically designed for fast learning. The Russian fighting system makes no distinction between blocks or strikes and holds, believing that every movement is multifunctional.
Techniques are based on the natural movement of the body resulting in unique, unpredictable, and highly effective moves. This fighting art uses different parts of legs, arms and body to strike, kick, slap, drill, pinch and push in order to disorient, shock, disarm, and destroy opponents. Applications can be done from uncomfortable positions, angles and against one or multiple attackers.
Training encompasses all aspects of self-defense and hand-to-hand combat, including working in confined spaces, defense against and use of weapons, multiple attackers, crowd work, blindfold training, fighting on the ground, improvised weapons, and many other practical applications for personal safety, optimum health, and superb fitness.
Systema classes are diverse, challenging, and fun. Training is equally suitable for men and women, and for civilians as well as law enforcement, bodyguards, security professionals, and military personnel.
The Russian style of martial art dates back to the 10th century. Throughout the history of this huge country, Russia had to repel invaders from the north, south, east, and west.
All attackers brought their distinct styles of combat and weaponry.
The battles took place on different terrain, during freezing winters and sweltering summer heat alike, with the Russians often greatly outnumbered by the enemy forces.
As a result of these factors, the Russian warriors acquired a style that combined strong spirit with extremely innovative and versatile tactics that were at the same time practical, deadly, and effective against any type of enemy under any circumstance.
The style was natural and free while having no strict rules, rigid structure or limitations (except for moral ones).
All tactics were based on instinctive reactions, individual strengths and characteristics, specifically designed for fast learning. When the Communists came to power in 1917, they suppressed all national traditions. Those practicing the old style of fighting could be severely punished.
At the same time, the authorities quickly realized how viable and devastating the original combat system was and reserved it just for a few Special Operations Units.
In our schools and through instructional materials, you will learn this fascinating style and see for yourself why Russian Systema is said to open a new page in the world of martial arts.
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