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SYSTEMA: Closing the Distance

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

So you have lots of great martial arts tools that work great against a committed attacker. However you end up with someone who knows how to keep you at a distance where your tools cannot be utilized- or worse they have a weapon (knife, stick, gun) and know how to make you move out of the way they want you to so they keep the advantage and can take you out. 

This workshop will work on closing the distance and the different dynamics that come up in sparring and weapons defense. We will look at it from both sides- controlling the person by keeping them at a distance, and how to move in on someone who is good at keeping you on your heels. 

Defense against distance attacks (Strikes, Stick, Knife, Gun)
Keeping someone at a distance, controlling movement
Closing the distance in sparring & self-defense
Systema Fundamentals
Physical and Psychological Conditioning

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."

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. 

Email me at jiyu.movement@gmail with any questions. 

Earlier Event: November 9
SYSTEMA: The Personality of a Strike
Later Event: December 21
SYSTEMA: Slip, Strike, Control