Many believe Systema is a soft, flowing martial art from Russia containing a lot of choreography and dancing. I feel a better view of Systema is “A military-level Strength, Conditioning and Combat Mechanics study developed by the Russian Special Forces that includes bare-knuckle conditioning, fascia conditioning, bone density work, iron body work, pain threshold work and apnea training placed on top of a Cossack warrior framework.” It is physiologically altering the body to becoming so hard that it becomes relaxed. Like a rock is hard, but it’s totally relaxed. Its a rock.

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Southside Academy of Combat is a fully equipped self defence centre that offers Silat, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Close Quarter Combat, Power Yoga and Kick Boxing fitness classes for the family.


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