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At first glance Krav Maga and Systema seem to be very similar in that they are both very unconventional, no-rules, practical self-defence, martial arts (although Krav isn't technically a martial art) which are no holds barred and generally formless. However... Krav Maga is basically a very raw, dangerous situation survival system (including avoidance and ...


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There is no known relation between the demonstrator in the video and American "secret agents". This connection is insinuated in the TV show: demonstrates how Secret Service agents could eliminate a threat. demonstrates how the Secret Service can up the ante to guard the protect team and spare innocent bystanders Basically, these are the kinds of ...


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There is no such thing as force generation without muscles. All animals use muscles to pull tendons which connect to joints. That causes the joints to move in a given direction, which causes limbs to move. What you may mean is that Systema might use "internal mechanics" in a similar manner that other "internal" styles such as T'ai Chi, Bagua, and Xing-Yi ...


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No. Not specifically. In the John Wick 2 training featurettes, they mention Japanese Juijitsu, Brazilian Juijitsu, and Judo as the three arts they practiced with Keanu in preparation for John Wick 2. Systema is not specifically called out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqG-F2t0p14&feature=youtu.be&t=53 We just went to town training him on 14 ...


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Every muscle in your body pulls and they only pull. They only generate force while contracting and it's the only way your body can generate force. In order for your body to function, every muscle must also have one or more other muscles pulling in direct opposition and under normal usage the muscles are constantly straining against each other while ...


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I've had the opportunity to work out with Vasiliev and Ryabko about a decade. I've since retired, not for lack of satisfaction, but was sidelined by a skiing injury, after which I focused more on career and family. WRT psychic energy, as explained to me (and I was practicing during the time that video was made in Toronto), it's pretty much anything that ...


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Qi manipulation, psychic phenomenon, and the like are pure hokum. The only internal forces that people can generate to effect the outside world are via our muscle tissue. There may be some subtle techniques for expressing non-linear movement (e.g. a reeling/coiling strike, or a fa jin/explosive strike), but ultimately the energy is being delivered through ...


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I've done penjak silat for several years - the thing that interested me in Systema was a lot of similarity in movement around both blades and ground mobility. You may find some schools that will give you some similar movements from the various styles of silat, but penjak silat is also sometimes hard to find depending on where you are. I do know if you ...


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My brother trains in Systema. I train in Krav Maga. Systema and Krav Maga both have the end game of decimating your opponent by any means necessary. For self preservation, you won't go wrong with either. Systema takes longer to learn, but has a greater arsenal from which to draw in a combat situation. Krav Mava is learned very quickly with basic moves that ...


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In addition to the well informed comments above I can add that I definitely recognised a number of throws transitioning into locks from Judo, some very elegant, as always, wrist lock throws from Aikido along with a good variety of ground work from both Brazilian and Japanese Jujitsu and more Judo. Some of the punches, elbows and open handed striking looked ...


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Ok, I'll try to answer from perspective of a similar style, Aikido. The concept you mention is similarly defined in both styles - although to be honest, this exists in all styles. Let me explain. It all has to do with "atemi". In Aikido, atemi is the act of creating a diversion. This diversion is used in order to get the attacker to do something else - ...


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It probably depends on which aspects you're looking for. The focus on practical fighting methods might suggest looking at something like Krav Maga. If you're focused more on the "inner peace and calm" aspect, you might look into one of the more combative forms of Tai Chi, or to Aikido. Bankuei's suggestion above of Silat might also work, as it's got a bit of ...


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Excellent answer was given above. I also would like to add that Systema is more circular and more 'compassionate'. With that I mean its more about controlling the opponent/making him think twice to attack you, and not permanently damaging him by vicious attacks. But using deep, heavy punches that will knock the wind out of someone. Also lots of joint locks, ...


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