It isn’t easy.
It isn’t simple.
It isn’t for everyone.
Systema conforms to the individual, rather than asking the individual to conform to it. This allows people with differing abilities, and what some would call disabilities, to excel. The individual develops movement and applications of its principles which are not only suited to their apparent deficiencies, but are simultaneously more efficient, applicable, and effective for that individual.
The body must be free of excess tension and filled with endurance. Flexibility, effortless and efficient movement, and explosive potential are fundamental.
The spirit or psychological state must be calm; free of anger, irritation, fear, self-pity, delusion, and pride. The combat skill includes movements that are powerful and precise, instant and economical, spontaneous, subtle, and diverse. They are adaptable to numerous conditions, surroundings, situations, and the utilization of various weapons.
Russian Martial Art is called Systema for a reason. It is a complete set of concepts and training components that enhance one’s life. Acquisition of this martial art skill is a path to improve the function of all physiological systems of the body and levels of human ability in every aspect of existence.
The key principle of Russian Systema is non-destruction. The goal is to be certain that your training and your attitudes cause no damage to the body or the psyche of yourself or your partners. Systema is designed to create, build, and strengthen your body, your psyche, your family, and your country.
Systema has another name: “Poznai Sebia” or “Know Yourself”. What does it really mean to understand yourself?
It is a concept not confined to knowledge of your strengths and weaknesses. Training in Systema is a way to see the full extent of your limitations. To see how proud and weak you truly are. Systema allows you to gain the true strength of spirit that comes from humility and the clarity of seeing the purpose of your life.