Sunday, 23 March 2014

Weaponising Natural Movement with Systema Sydney

The following is footage from our Monday night Class in Surry Hill. The theme of the class is WEAPONISING NATURAL MOVEMENT, which we will explore over 6 video clips detailing our work.

I hope this is of use.

Part 1: Familiarising the Body with Different Attacks

Part 2: Accessing Natural Movement

Part 3: "Surfing" Your Body's Need to Survive

Part 4: Working from Physical Contact

Part 5: Feeling and Working from the Push Before it has Made Physical Contact

Part 6: Working Offensively

In Conclusion,
Before you can weaponise natural movement you first must be able to access natural movement. But REAL natural movement. This is what your body will do instinctively to keep itself intact, with minimal interference from your conscious mind. The opposite of this is contrived movement which stems from excess fear and tension. Natural movement is not so much something that you do, as much as it is something that you give permission to occur.

Once you have acquired natural movement as an ATTRIBUTE, progress to developing it as a SKILL, then APPLY it proactively.

Best of luck,

Justin Ho
Principal Instructor
Systema Sydney Russian Martial Art 

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Murphy's Laws of Combat

Have a read of the list. Then Consider why we train the way we do in Systema. Think back to every Systema class, with every teacher, you have ever attended. Think back to every exercise you have ever done. 

My personal favourites are:
14. The important things are always simple. 
15. The Simple things are always hard.


Justin Ho
Principal Instructor
Systema Sydney Russian Martial Art