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SYSTEMA: The Intuitive Body (NYC)

  • ROCKEFELLER PARK New York, NY, 10280 United States (map)

Limited Space Available


Systema practice is known for its emphasis on developing a relaxed mind and body which is sensitive to changes in the environment.

Inspired by the recent seminar by Vladimir Vasiliev "Signs of Danger", we will examine how the body responds to physical pressure as well as the intention of those around us. We will look at how to recognize potential threats and examine how our body interprets danger and attacks, so we may act sooner rather than after it is too late.

The best self-defense is prevention and awareness. Most martial arts practices only focus on what happens once the fight starts. This workshop will focus on everything leading up to the first attack as well as how we respond once danger arrives.

Systema builds its foundation on the principles of the physiological systems of the human body. The four major principles of study are Breathing, Relaxation, Structure, and Movement. Instead of teaching various techniques for various situations, Systema focuses on methods that develop movements that are explosive, effortless, spontaneous and unpredictable all while remaining free of excessive tension or emotion- the hallmarks of a true professional. The result is highly efficient, practical martial application that is both unpredictable and explosive. There are no competitions, no belts, no forms to memorize, or traditions to follow. Instead we focus on examining ourselves, the extent of our limitations, and to see how proud and weak we really are. Systema is also known by another name "poznai sebia" or "Know Yourself."