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Old 09-20-2007, 07:11 PM   #9
Al Gutierrez
Location: Colorado
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 39
Re: Systema SpetsNaz - No Contact Combat Video

Just about every martial art demo is a masterwork of deception. Fundemental dishonesty

This is true of real demos as well as fake. The art of war is likewise based upon deception. I think the no touch or light touch techniques of advanced systema practitioners are no different than similar techniques by advanced exponents of Daito-ryu or Aikido practitioners in this regard. They're using a form of deception to affect their uke's/attackers.

If you watch the attackers closely as Dan says (and you know what to look for) you can see if the uke's are dishonest - it's difficult however to assess the demonstrators skill based on observation alone.

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