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SYSTEMA: Fall-Roll-Fight & Flow

  • Rockefeller Park Entrance at Murray Street New York, NY 10280 (map)

Learn how to move safely and effortlessly from standing to the ground and back up through letting go of unnecssary tension, and explore the many facets of falling and rolling in martial arts, health, movement arts (such as parkour & dance), and daily life. 

This class is designed with progressions to be appropriate and interesting for all ability levels. 

Subjects Covered:

Safely Falling in every direction
Rolling - back, forward, side
Moving over obstacles
Therapeutic aspects of rolling and inverting
Function of Rolling/Falling
Using falls/rolls to survive, escape, evade, and take down attackers

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."