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Martin Wheeler Interview with Captain Mark Bollong. U.S. Navy SEAL.

by Maryland Systema
Hello, Commodore Bollong, could we start with a little background about you? I am just a kid from Key West, Florida, went to school, joined the Navy as an officer in the SEALs, grew old and just retired after 27 years of service. What is your previous martial arts and/or combatives experience? When I was a little kid, my dad took me to a martial arts demonstration in my school gymnasium and I remembered some black belt slice a banana off one of his student’s chest…even though I was impressed, I never found a school to join as a kid…it […]

What Makes Systema Different From Other Martial Arts?

by Maryland Systema
George Borrelli from Systema Colorado Springs wrote this attempting to answer the question: Q: “How is Systema different from other martial arts?” Please note: I LOVE AND RESPECT all other martial arts and still train in other arts. I am not trying to put Systema ahead of others and I am NOT PUTTING others down. Great respect for all of you that train. I am training in other arts too. I am simply attempting to tease out differences and nuances to answer the question. A: In so very many ways, Russian Systema is very unique. In fact, most when watching […]