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Understanding the risks.

Understanding the Risks SystemaGB Please print this form and bring it to class.  


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Coronavirus update 2 September 2020

Hello folks, and welcome to traditional martial arts. Truly traditional, when martial arts training is not allowed by the government, and a teacher with a few students trains in the park. You …


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Quarantine update 21 May 2020

      Well, the storm isn’t over yet, but it would seem that the worst is over, for now. We are not ready to hoist up all the sails, but we …


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Face Masks as Part of a Pandemic Safety Protocol.

26 March 2020, London. “They don’t help against the virus” is the current rhetoric. Bullshit. They are mandatory part of safety practices in the countries that managed to successfully deal with the …


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Coronavirus update 20Mar2020

  Dear friends, the classes are suspended until further notice. I am sure we all understand why. I will offer ideas, updates and training tips on our Telegram channel, and will also …


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Systema and Special Forces

Systema and Special Forces Or Does Walter Mitty Dream of Systema, Or Choosing where to train.   We are faced with multiple choices almost every second of our lives- what programmes to …


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Why do our students stay with us? Not about fighting :-)

  People come to class to learn self defence skills. This is what the sign on the door says, this is why they come. But why do they stay? I asked, and …


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James Norton talks about Systema and David Kirillov

While I am very grateful to James Norton for his kind words about me, it’s fascinating to see the disbelief on the presenters’ faces, and them making light of the very real …


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What’s with the gloves?

A few seconds from class in October 2017. This is not a boxing drill, not even light sparring. Please refrain from comments on the openness of the stance, and hand position- that’s …


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Motivation to move.

Importance of always being on the move is emphasised by a short whip- nagaika.


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To err is human… Brief history of Systema in UK

To err is human, to knowingly deceive is something else. Just a few words about how Systema started in London, and UK. Please forgive me for not remembering and listing all of …


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Music Set for 5 Dec 2015

Seminar 5 December 2015 in Essex. We plan to have a little party after the seminar, to celebrate the end of the year, Christmas, life, and whatever else you want to raise …


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A few words from a professional warrior.

From Guardsman Michael Culloty. Having spent a long time interested in martial arts I had spent a lot of time from the age of 16 looking for a martial art to call …


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Strikes! Photos from class.

October 2015, regular classes at Liverpool St gym. A class should have a particular theme,¬†focus, and not cover too many different topics. For the last month we have been running through a …


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My Two Years with Systema- 2005 snapshot by Freddy Macha, musician.

I am in a kickboxing class. The instructor is missing today. He has a bad cold and assigned a senior student to lead the session with light sparring. I believe I am …


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