Strong is not enough..
Being strong is not enough (especially when you get injured from it). You will face obstacles stronger than you, and the harder you beat yourself against them in the name of your strength (ego), the more battered and useless you will continue to become.
Here are a few pictures from last Saturdays class. Can you see what I mean? Look closely and see that strength in these movements would be detrimental.
You can never be strong enough for whatever life sends your way, but you can be clever enough to become better prepared than the challenges you will face.
If you’re reading this post but have never trained in Systema at FightClub you need to come and check it out.