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 Impact Striking presents Secours' combative system for generating impact strikes, including some Soviet techniques used in Russian Systema that will massively intensify the power of your strikes. From training the pivot, striking from the hand, and maximizing the elbow and shoulder movement to making the most of joint drills and unified, antagonistic, and compound striking, this video is the key to enhancing the impact and fluidity of Combat Systema strikes. Elite performers isolate the individual links in the chain of generating strikes so they can achieve more powerful and decisive results. Now so can you.
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.
DVD CHAPTER LIST
- Spinal Adjustment
- Pivot Training
2) Body Intelligence
- The Fist
- Wrist Flexion
- Elbow Flexion
- Elbow Flexion Drill
- Striking from Shoulder
- Joint Drills
3) Striking Attributes
- Stored Elastic Capacity
- Penetrating Strikes
- Angles of Striking
4) Types of Striking
- Gravity-Step Strike
- Floating Strike
- Strafing Strike
- Antagonistic Striking
- Unified Striking
- Compound Striking
- Blending Concepts
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