Combat Systema: Volume 7

The Russian Martial Art of Restraint and Control

with Kevin Secours

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805966 074436
140 minutes

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Russian Systema traces its origins to various Cossack systems of the 10th century. When the Soviet government later commissioned the development of a research center for human maximization, the synthesized research in the Asian arts created systems of combat designed to meet the demands of the modern soldier. These combat systems included sport sambo, combat sambo, and Samoz, which later evolved into Systema.

The Combat Systema approach outlined in this video series was created by Kevin Secours, after years of high-level study under top Russian masters. It is defined by a scientific approach to biomechanics, breath training, and combat psychology. The continuous use of pressure testing to measure and refine those attributes, combined with continued research in human performance, has helped shaped the most complete solution possible for the needs of the modern practitioner.

Combat Systema: The Russian Martial Art of Restraint and Control is the synthesis of Secours' decades of martial arts training and real-world encounters. According to Secours, training in restraint and control techniques is beneficial not only to law enforcement officers, but also to any citizen who is faced with a situation in which all-out force is not ideal or warranted. Secours presents this material in a very pragmatic and realistic way, teaching a foundational platform that allows you to choose the appropriate level of force to the threat. From solo to team intervention, takedowns, head control, and locks to ground control and resistance, improvised restraint, assist and escort, this video gives you an arsenal of less-lethal options to end an unwanted situation.

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Kevin Secours is an internationally known personal-protection professional, specializing in the art of Russian Systema. One of the most renowned non-Russian practitioners of Russian Systema living outside Russia, Secours has more than 16 years of training and experience in Systema. Known for his concise grasp of Systema and his innovative approach to sharing his knowledge, Secours has published some of the first and most comprehensive articles on the subject. In 2010, Kevin formed The International Combat Systema Association to more fully represent his continuing evolution and understanding of the Russian martial arts. His interpretation is currently practiced by more than 100 affiliates worldwide.

In addition to Systema, Secours holds a 6th-degree black belt in Goshinbudo under Sensei Sali Azem, a 3rd-degree black belt in Modern Kempo Jujitsu, a 1st-degree black belt in Akai Ryu Jiu-Jitsu, and full instructorship in Five Animal Shaolin Chuanshu. He also has more than 15 years of experience in tai chi and yoga, as well as extensive experience in the grappling arts.

- Harness
- Lunge Step
- Open Harness
- Waist Clinch
- Kneeing
- Walking Knees
- Short-Hook Takedown
- Voids and Densities
- Hand Fighting
- Leg Grapevine
- Head Snap-Down
- Duck Under
- Pushing Drill
- Leg Structure
- Butterfly the Legs
- Straight-Arm Lock
- Head Scissor
- Elbow Spike
- Far-Side Hook
- Hammerlock
- Leg-Grapevine Hammerlock
- Single Half-Package
- Lateral Intervention
- Mounted Attacker
- Nonresponsive Subject
- Foot Drag
- Wrist Drag
- Bypass Resistance
- Head and Arm Choke
- Table Position
- Short-Rope Cuff
- Long-Rope Cuff
- Belt Cuff
- Subject Search
- Assist and Escort
- Takedowns
- North-South Control
- Spike and Fujiwara
- Arm Braid
- Full Nelson
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