Staying relaxed under pressure

Dear reader,

Last friday we did a lot of nice excersises. We started with relaxing breathing exercise but also the challenging breath holds. I think these are always challenging. But that state of relaxed mind was the purpose to maintain this state as long as possible. Al the other excersises where actually to get you out of this state. The other things inside the excersis where mostly external. Movement and pressure and working with this was interesting. Do you still breath when you start the movement or are you holding you breath. Everything you do or don’t do effect the state that you are in mentally and physically. It was a evening well spent. Great to be on this journey.

Standing work dealing with grabs

Dear reader,

Last Saturday we worked from standing with grabs. It’s amazing to feel where the tension is in the persons body. First we did wresting on the ground, but the interesting this is that you can also feel it when you do standing work. The only thing that you have to do is relax and feel where the tension from the other person is going and lead the person in the same direction. To relax is by concept real easy, but to do it for real is quit a challenge. I just call it homework. If you can’t do it directly, but play with it. Be serious on the inside but definitely have fun while moving.

The difference is that you don’t want to do something but feel where the persons wants to go. What you can do is give or take tension so that you takeaway the ability of the opponent to use your center. A lot of homework to do. Keep on developing! 🙂

Alexander in Amsterdam 2016

Alexander Andreychenkov for the first time in Amsterdam 2016

Date: 17-20 Maart 2016

Alenxander Andreychenkov from the Ryabko Systema Headquarters in Moscow will teach his first seminar in the Netherlands. Highly recommend for a deepdive into Systema Alexander is a longtime student with Mikhail Ryabko  for over 30 years allready. Alexander has a unique and deep knowledge of Systema. It’s going to be a interessting long weekend.


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