Martial Arts & Selfdefense
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by Robert W. Young Photos by Thomas Sanders – October 31, 2012 Like the people who run most magazines, we at Black Belt love to look at surveys — in particular, surveys that tell us what you want to read. Back in the 1970s, those surveys told us you were interested in kung fu self-defense moves and jeet kune do moves. In the ’80s, it was taekwondo techniques, ninjutsu techniques and jeet kune do techniques.
Systema ( Система , literally meaning The System ) is a Russian martial art . [ 1 ] Training includes but not limited to: hand to hand combat, grappling, knife fighting and fire arms training as well. Training involves drills and sparring without set kata . It focuses mainly on controlling the six body levers (elbows, neck, knees, waist, ankles, and shoulders) through pressure point application, striking and weapon applications.