Derived from a 1000-year-old Cossack fighting technique, Systema, as it was taught to us, was designed for the Red Army. There they have no time to waste.
Systema dispenses with fancy uniforms and colourful belts.
Systema is based on a person’s natural movements, his reactions to unpredictable circumstances. Most of these reactions come from the inborn defensive instincts. In a street fight no two situations are ever the same, thus it is impossible to prepare you and memorize all variations of techniques.
This way, it is a lot more practical and effective to become consciously aware of your natural moves. To understand them, and use them as a basis for further work and to “teach your body to think”