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SYSTEMA: Stick Fighting 2: Stick v Stick (and other weapons)

  • 440 Lafayette Stree RM3F New York, NY 10003 (map)

Last time we worked mostly on Stick v empty hand and conditioning exercises

In this workshop (Part 2) we will take the dynamics between two fighters who are both holding weapons and how to use a ranged weapon for simulateous attack and defense. Inspired by Systema and Japanese Martial Arts Sword/Jo practices. No forms, no frills, only function. 

Please note: If the weather is exceptionally nice, we may take this class outside to Rockefeller Park. Location changes will be announced via email the day before. 

Class Outline:
Mobility, Balancing, and Strengthening Drills
Strategy & Tactics
Traditional v Combat practices
Stick v Knife and Improvised weapons

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".

Some of the main benefits:
Practical Self-Defense
Optimize health and healing
Increased Strength and Range of Motion
Stress Management
Improved Movement

What to bring:

Dress in comfortable pants for exercise, t-shirt or long sleeves, light shoes.
Prepare for outdoors (Sunscreen, bug spray, towel, sanitizer, etc.)
Email me at jiyu.movement@gmail with any questions.

Earlier Event: October 5
SYSTEMA: Fall-Roll-Fight & Flow