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Look for Freedom when Faced with Restrictions

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When you are locked/grabbed try to take the opportunity and train with tension, but look for freedom. Remember tension is not bad (only tension that is not under your control – I consider bad). Here is Ray showing some of this work from Saturday’s class.

 

 

 

 

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When your free to move, Anything is possible!

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The body is in constant movement, even when you believe it to be still. Blood is moving and organs functioning, slowly shifting the body. The world is also in constant movement, even though one could swear it’s standing still. Training focuses on understanding movements versus techniques. The ability to move your body in an efficient and safe manner is of extreme value. Everyone has a unique form of movement, as unique as their own written signature. Training, therefore, begins with an array of drills and exercises geared towards a student coming to terms with their own movements and understanding others.

 

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Stick It 

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Systema Stick Seminar 

 

Adult Seminar – Sunday, February 25th from 12-4pm 

(only 4 spots – Remaining)

 

If you’re serious about your Systema, seminars are a great way to accelerated growth and learning. Reserve your spot by email systema@fight-club.ca

 

 

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What is the toughest part of martial arts training? 

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Hey FC Crew,

I am often asked what the toughest part of martial arts training is? Honestly, the actual training is not the hardest part at all. The hardest part of training is showing up to class day after day. In other words: Consistency. Martial Arts training brings small benefits with, each class. However, being able to do hard training with regular consistency results in real progress.

Invest Your Time   A large part of martial arts training involves spending time refining and improving your skills with consistency. With martial arts, you do not have to put in long crazy sessions all of the time. Sometimes, getting back to the basics is what can help you improve. Staying relaxed and slowing down the moves so you can concentrate on the mechanics. This is not exciting stuff, but a lot of the value lies in being engaged in each session. You must learn to embrace the process. Every martial artist has days where it is hard to get out the door for their next class. The trick for this is to build a training schedule, stay disciplined and this will develop consistency in your training.

Be Flexible   Life happens, so roll with the punches and get back on the plan. Make up the skipped classes by attending on another day. Do the work! And do not over-think. Beginner martial artists over think everything. When people over think, they lose focus on the truly important things: consistency, patience and the long-term approach to development.

In my opinion, this is the main reason why some students become great martial artists and why some people dabble in and out of martial arts schools and quit within their first 6-12 months. Just enough time for the initial excitement to wear off and the realization kicks in that you need consistency, effort and, discipline to succeed in martial arts. Wait a minute! That’s the same as in life…. Rather than overthinking, focus your energy on trusting the classes and instructors, being patient and knowing that consistency pays off. 

See you in class,

emmanuel

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Communicate with the Mind and Body

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Hey Dedicated Systema-ists,

Spent this weekend working on developing my arms. Building sensitivity in them and teaching them to communicate with the body and mind in new ways. Finding new ways to learn things we already know is challenging. Maybe this quote will help you understand how I see things….

 

“To have the ability at any moment 

to sacrifice who you are, 

for what you can become”

 

Found some footage from an FC class (last year) where we practiced how to calm and relax our partners through soft and “concerned” hands, rather than rough or agitating movements that can escalate the situation. 

 

A Manny Moment – Don’t Enable your Partner’s Anger

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyYK3C49USA

I hope it helps you down your SYSTEMA training path!  

 

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