"Do not break the person; break his desire to attack you."-Mikhail Ryabko
Excel Martial Arts has partnered with Systema Rhode Island and its leader Certified Instructor Sasha Komocar. Systema (Система, literally meaning The System) is a Russian Martial Art. Our Systema Group training includes, but is not limited to: hand-to-hand combat, grappling, knife fighting, and firearms training. Training involves drills and sparring without set kata. In Systema, the body has to be free of tensions, filled with endurance, flexibility, effortless movement, and explosive potential; the “spirit” or psychological state has to be calm, free of anger, irritation, fear, self-pity, delusion, and pride. It focuses on breathing, relaxation, and fluidity of movement, as well as utilizing an attacker’s momentum against him and controlling the six body levers (elbows, neck, knees, waist, ankles, and shoulders) through pressure point application, striking, and weapon applications. As a discipline, it is becoming more and more popular among police and security forces, including the US Secret Service, and it is taught by several practitioners inside and outside of Russia.
A key element of our Systema Group is learning to link breathing with movement. Breathing allows practitioners to stay relaxed during conflicts, to release stress and tension, and to maintain full control over the body. Exercises and drills are practiced to increase capacity and control of ones breath and to use the inhale and exhale.
In our Systema Group , breathing and movement are equally important. Defensively, practitioners will deflect and evade incoming attacks while maintain a strong upright posture. This will allow the student to stay in control and to stay relaxed. Offensively, practitioners, learn to strike from any position or posture providing they have learned effective movement skills.
Systema for Self Defense
Systema is more about method than technique. The classes or seminars combine conditioning with training so as to create a cohesive training method. Using breathing and movement, students learn to strike effectively, but also how to be struck in a way that will not be debilitating. Our classes will teach students how to apply Systema to takedowns, body control techniques, grappling escapes, joint manipulation, and weapon defense.
In late 2014, Excel started hosting Systema Seminars (aka “Systeminars”) at Excel Mansfield with Certified Instructor Sasha Komocar. Seminars will take place every other month and each will focus on a key component of Systema Training. Seminars will be posted on our Excel Calendar.
Systema Certified Instructor
Sasha Komocar- Systema Rhode Island/ Superior Martial Arts & Fitness
At Excel Martial Arts, we know that the only way to learn is through consistent practice. Shihan Cody Robyn and Master Nathan Cinelli, students of Systema Rhoda Island and Sasha Komacar, host monthly training sessions at Excel Mansfield, in order to maintain skills and share information about Systema. The Systema Group sessions are posted on our Calendar. Each session will provide an opportunity to review the material and exercises from the past Seminar, find connections to students other training, and serve as a preview for the next Systeminar w/ Certified Instructor Sasha Komocar.