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Systema Training Tip & Family Day PodCast

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If defending, remember it is not the weapon that works against you but the person. All by itself, the weapon will just lay there. Do not be preoccupied with the method of attack or weapon. The body’s survival skills kick in and clear the direction or line of attack spontaneously. When you consider the speed of most weapon attackers there is not much time to think things through.

Systema Training Tip – Get comfortable with the Knife

 


 

At the end of your life, you will never look back and say I wish I worked more, rather you will wish you spent more time with your family. Listen to Emmanuel talking about Systema and Family Day.

Listen to Fight PodCast – Systema and Family Day Episode

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Systema & Family Day

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At the end of your life, you will never look back and say I wish I worked more, rather you will wish you spent more time with your family. Listen to Emmanuel talking about Systema and Family Day.

 

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The Anchor – Archery Lessons

Category : FC Connect

Archery is a sport of and accuracy and the anchor position is your key to shooting consistent tight arrow groups time after time.

Let’s get started…

The only effective way to shoot well every single time is with a solid and consistent anchor position. If your anchor is different for each shot, your arrow will impact the target at different locations even if you had the same point of aim with each shot.

Some archers are afraid of the bowstring being to close to the face and consequently, they cannot achieve a consistent anchor position. I call this a floating-anchor which is actually an oxymoron. An anchor simply cannot float and be effective at the same time…so for our purposes the term floating-anchor is very applicable.

Make a mental note during your archery lessons of where you position your index finger near the side of your mouth until you find a comfortable place that you will use every time you anchor.

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Is this You? & Valentine’s Day Class

Category : FC Archery News

 

Hey FC Archers,

This Friday I have a special Valentine’s day archery class, so don’t miss out on the class!

 

Is this you? Lately, I have been noticing many students with a floating anchor position. This is not good. Please watch the video below for more detailed examples.

 

 


The Anchor

Archery is a sport of and accuracy and the anchor position is your key to shooting consistent tight arrow groups time after time.

Let’s get started…

The only effective way to shoot well every single time is with a solid and consistent anchor position. If your anchor is different for each shot, your arrow will impact the target at different locations even if you had the same point of aim with each shot.

Some archers are afraid of the bowstring being to close to the face and consequently, they cannot achieve a consistent anchor position. I call this a floating-anchor which is actually an oxymoron. An anchor simply cannot float and be effective at the same time.

Make a mental note of where you position your index finger near the side of your mouth until you find a comfortable place that you will use every time you anchor.

 

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Russian Systema – Weight Seminar Review

Category : FC Connect

Working with Weight Seminar Review – Part 1 

~ by Mark Fan

On February 9th, 2020, Emmanuel taught a seminar at Fight Club about working with weight. As we know, the Systema approach suggests that we act with the minimum amount of muscular effort – so how do we respond to someone who is using muscular effort against us? Emmanuel explained that effective use of our body weight can help us respond without over-activating the musculature.

The Content and Progression of the Seminar

Emmanuel walked us through a clear step-by-step experiential process, with several stages (my memory of the exact order may not be perfect here):

  1. Feeling your own weight on the floor (static position)
  2. Feeling the transfer of your weight as you move (e.g., the weight falling from one leg to the other while walking)
  3. Jumping and being pushed while you’re in the air to feel how your weight moves
  4. Grabbing and lifting your partner and feeling them pour their weight into different directions, and how it can be used to load your body
  5. Pouring your weight into a partner who is grabbing you in a bear hug to overload their structure and lock them
  6. Transferring your weight through both of your hands to take down an approaching partner
  7. Transferring your weight through a stick that both you and your partner are grabbing with both hands
  8. Transferring your weight through one hand to your partner
  9. Placing your weight on two people are locked together in a tight grab; apply the weight in the right spot and you can help one person gain the upper hand
  10. Transferring your weight through your hand to an incoming knife stab hand

In each stage there was an attempt to impart the “feeling” of weight. As you can see, we progressed from grabs (where the linkage between partners is relatively stable, and allows for transfer of weight from one person to another), to more dynamic movements Russian Systema such as a strike with a single hand to an incoming stabbing hand, so that weight can be transferred quickly when the contact time is short.

I’m still processing the information and will write more over the next few weeks.

 

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