SYSTEMA aims to form a harmonious personality, capable of further self-development, which has universal and patriotic values of life, improvement of society as a whole through the physical and spiritual health of individuals and families.

Several closely interrelated aspects can be singled out in effect made by SYSTEMA upon a trainee, and namely:

spiritual – spiritual development of trainee, formation of system of his life values and objectives;

psychological – development and consolidation of trainee’s psyche;

physical – development of body and its abilities;

● sanative – improvement of trainee‘s health;

● specialised – achievement of high results in any activity, including professional;

social – facilitating adaptation to various, also adverse, social conditions.

A person who is mastering SYSTEMA gradually acquires a number of most valuable universal skills, expertise and knowledge that will be afterwards widely used by this person in everyday life, professional activity, communication, in solution of stressogenic and extreme situations. Regardless of what objectives were pursued by a person when starting studies in SYSTEMA, skills acquired by him lead to a consolidated result: personality growth, physical, psychological and spiritual development and rehabilitation.

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Systema Arizona
Facebook IconSeptember 24, 2016 at 10:46 pm

Hey Tribe,

Starting Monday September 26th, 5am to 5:30am on Facebook Live.

Wake every morning with me and practice different type of meditation and breathing.

Let's create together a powerful routine for starting our day happier and focus than ever.

Who is in? Like and Share, please!

Be your own Guru!

#beyourownguru #meditation via

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Systema Arizona
September 20, 2016 at 7:28 pm

Reminder, no classes in Chandler this week or next week.

Systema Arizona
Facebook IconAugust 25, 2016 at 4:02 pm

“How we move, think, and feel have an impact on the stress response through real neural connections." ... "Something about axial control has an impact on stress responses. There’s all this evidence that core strengthening has an impact on stress. And when you see somebody that's depressed or stressed out, you notice changes in their posture. When you stand up straight, it has an effect on how you project yourself and how you feel. Well, lo and behold, core muscles have an impact on stress. And I suspect that if you activate core muscles inappropriately with poor posture, that’s going to have an impact on stress."

It's interesting how many of the ideas that have been around for ages, and which came about more through (sometimes hundreds or thousands of years of) observation, are discounted because there's no hard, physical evidence that it's true... until somebody finds the hard physical evidence.

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Why One Neuroscientist Started Blasting His Core

After he discovered a new anatomical basis for how movement decreases stress

Systema Arizona
August 8, 2016 at 3:15 pm

Systema Arizona shared Fight Club's photo.

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Fight Club

“Pain is not a thing. We talk about pain as if it were a thing, but it is not. Pain is the name we give to the various ways that we experience injury, loss, and exclusion, but there is no one thing called pain which we can point to and say ‘there it is’. Think about the pain of stubbing your toe and the pain of a paper cut, the pain of embarrassment and the pain of a broken heart. Are these the same thing? Some pains are sharp, some dull, some shooting, others ache. When we name our pains in these ways we participate in a social exercise, becoming and making ourselves into persons-in-pain. We are active in the construction of this way of experiencing the world, being-in-pain.” - James Sommerville

Here is a great example of Julian calmly dealing with a hard wooden stick being pressed against the shin bones. This type of pain is sharp (even electric!). By focusing on breathing and staying relaxed, he is able to cope and not let it overtake him. In the class (last week) we did this type of work all over the body. Of course the pain is different throughout the body.

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Facebook IconJuly 24, 2016 at 11:01 pm

Systema Arizona shared a link.

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Breathing and Fear (Trailer)

Can fear be controlled? Yes. Through breathing and muscle tensing.