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Pete Nappier
11-30-2002, 06:40 PM
Ancient Knowledge for
the Modern World
Systema Seminar
Mr. James Williams
April 26 & 27, 2003
9:00 am til 4:00 pm

This is a comprehensive two day seminar on Systema taught by James Williams. Mr. Williams is one of the certified instructors of Mikhail Ryabko & Vladimir Vasiliev. Jamesí personal skills and teaching abilities are truly exceptional. James has studied in Moscow with some of the leading exponents of the art.

Systema is an ancient Russian martial art that dates from the 10th century. It was nurtured in the Russian Orthodox monasteries and in the Russian culture until the Russian Revolution of 1917 when the Russian culture was surpressed by the communists. Systema became the pervue of a few elite Spetsnaz (Special Operations) Units of the Russian military. These units underwent intense training in Systema and used it frequently in the many decades of modern warfare. These ancient physical, mental, and psychic techniques have proven themselves invaluable in modern practical

Systema contains a deep spiritual imperative as well as itís martial imperative. As has been true with certain warrior systems in other cultures morality is essential to living an honorable life. Your art should reflect your life and your life should reflect your beliefs. You should be a good person as well as a good warrior, the two cannot be separated. The Systema operating system is faith based which reflects it origins in the ancient Russian culture.

Articles in regards to Systema as well as information on the location of Lincolnton Aikido & Fitness is located at http://www.aikidoandfitness.com. The cost for the two day seminar is $150.00. Mat space is limited so it will be necessary to register as soon as possible. Deadline for early registration is March 1, 2003. Cost after early registration date is $200.00.

For information contact:
Lincolnton Aikido & Fitness
1001 Hwy 27 West
Lincolnton, NC 28092
Email: aikidojo959@netzero.com www.aikidoandfitness.com