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When we start to work out many people look at magazines and TV to  see an image of how they would like to look.  Sometimes these images are realistic, but more often than  not they are of a different ages and body type from the one...

I always come away from a systema training session having learnt or achieved something and sometimes, like this week, it can be quite profound. Our training included how to use burst breathing to heighten our senses and improve our reaction and relaxation whilst moving. At first...

Systema is a Russian Martial art that is a bit different from the usual martial arts on offer. It teaches effective self-defence, whilst at the same time promoting relaxation and calmness. It might seem that these things are at odds, because all the images we have...

Who do you want to be? When you look at yourself in the mirror are you the person you think you are? Do you see the person you are or the one you want to be? Are you happy with the you as you are or...

One of the key things people notice about Tai chi is the fluid way the practitioner seems to move as they glide from one position to the next. This fluidity, although looking simple, is difficult to achieve and requires many hours of dedicated practice.   The fluidity...

No this is not a blog about washing your hands or shampooing your hair after training, this is about getting rid of mental and physical dirt that gets in the way of feeling. In Systema most of what we practice comes down to contact and feeling...

Mind and body arts like Yoga, Tai Chi and Systema can sometimes be complicated to teach because often there is so much going on with the movement people forget the bigger picture. It is difficult enough to move and remember to breathe, let alone focus...

Stress will take your life, no doubt about it!  It might not kill you, but if you allow it to go grow and fester it will eat you up from the inside out, dampening down everything you love and enjoy, whilst at the same time...

The term mindfulness is used a lot these days and it seems to be touted as the panacea for all that ills the modern world. This maybe true, who knows, and the practice spans so many areas of life that it could well be the...