How to Shake up Your Systema Training

26 Nov

Sometimes in our training, we get into fixed patterns of doing things where we are comfortable and not pushing ourselves to further levels of skill.

Here are a few ideas to add some excitement into your training:

– Add objects: Even a simple object such as a chair or stick can change your entire outlook and mindset when training. For example; sit on a chair and defend yourself while others attack you.

– Change the environment: Every environment gives you a different feeling and provides your psyche with different stimulus’s. Some places tense us up, other’s relax us. Learn to make your psyche adaptable, malleable and strong. Train regularly in unfamiliar surroundings; for example; outside in the forest, in a bar, in your living room, in a shopping centre.

– Work your weaknesses: All of us have things we are not good at, this can be something general like fighting on the ground, or something more specific like getting out of a certain lock. Regularly train the things you cannot do well and you will become better at them, in turn this will make you more free and whole.

Any ideas? Tell us in the comments.

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One Response to “How to Shake up Your Systema Training”

  1. Jerome November 27, 2013 at 9:23 pm #

    Once to twice a month , with a group of 10 to 15 people, we train in a parking lot. Interesting to see the reaction of the wrestlers ! The ground approach changes completely from the usual training room. I think the ideal would be to always train in different environments and maybe forget about comfortable places like dojos and gyms.

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