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Old 09-20-2007, 08:50 AM   #7
Marc Abrams
Dojo: Aikido Arts of Shin Budo Kai/ Bedford Hills, New York
Location: New York
Join Date: May 2006
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Re: Systema SpetsNaz - No Contact Combat Video


I am not in disagreement with you on that. I was responding to the "bullshido" reference. I do not know this particular branch (if it is one) of Systema. Systema does teach people to respond/shape in ways that the normal person would not respond. Much of this is done for safety reasons, learning to shape to force vectors so as to be able to do things to re-shape the force vector.

"well-trained fighters" is a very ambiguous comment. Fighters can be well trained and yet respond to things very differently depending upon the type of training that they received.

For me, feeling is believing. I have felt what those guys can do. That put an end to any questions (in my mind) as to the authenticity/effectiveness of what they do.

Marc Abrams
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