Thread: Systema MA?
02-22-2013, 01:43 PM #1
Was watching this vid on Systema. I don't know much about it but it looks interesting. I have no doubt someone with an extensive background in this MA would kick my butt, but I'm left wondering just how real world applicable some of it is, especially the knife/empty hands work in the beginning of this vid is:
My understanding is most knife disarm MA against a committed attacker is a quick way to get yourself killed, but i'm no expert on the topic. I'm thinking it's gonna look more like:
02-24-2013, 02:05 AM #2
No doubt, go up against a knife, you will get cut.Moooooooooooo, I'm a goat
02-25-2013, 11:11 AM #3
I have read LOTS of info/testimonials about how bad (unrealistic for street or even sport fighting applications) Systema is over at bullshido.com
Now, I have my issues with that website, but a few who trained in Systema posted some weird (hocus pocus) and almost all negative stuff about the art and some outright flamed it as being terrible.
Just watched the first video posted and I 110% believe that guy would get stabbed to death by any real, committed knife attack.
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02-25-2013, 11:32 AM #4
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As a current practitioner of a blade fighting martial art, Pikiti Tersia Kali, I'm not a fan of those knife avoidance moves. That's a quick way to catch a blade in a very bad area. One has to work on intercepting the blade wielding arm , not dancing around it trying to look pretty and NEVER take your eyes off that blade. Every blade fighting expert will tell you that once you start going up against knives, you're gonna get cut. The question is where and how bad.
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02-25-2013, 01:34 PM #5