July 2022 / 3 posts found

I am too old. I am a woman. I have an injury. Good Reasons for Training Systema.

by Bratzo Barrena
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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. Many people tell me they would like to train self-defense, but they are too old… but they are a woman… but the knee hurts… but they are out of shape… but… but… but… They always have a ‘but’ to justify why they don’t train, […]

Should I Defend Myself if Attacked with a Weapon?

by Bratzo Barrena
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Bratzo Barrena, Instructor Systema Ruso Combate Funcional – Peru systemarusocf.wix.com/peruThis 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. The immediate answer most people give is “If attacked with a weapon, do not defend yourself, give them what they […]
Русское боевое искусство в США.

Russian martial art in the USA

by Maryland Systema
We talked with Jim Eglin, a teacher of Russian martial art in the USA, we learned what it is and who is studying this ancient craft. Be sure to visit the Russian Heritage YouTube channel for more information on Russian culture. Watch On YouTube