Russian Systema hand to hand fighting masters

Systema, the most efficient martial art, from the ancient russian military Spetznas.

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+59 1. banzemanga commented 14 years ago

They know the human anatomy very well. Simple pressure points can be more effective than applying a punch on a bigger area.
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+22 2. beel commented 14 years ago

what a crock of shit.. i want to see 1 fight that isnt staged
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+8 3. GOOSE42 commented 14 years ago

Well I'm a lover not a fighter but after seeing how gotdam slow everybody in Russia is I am seriously thinking of moving there to fight crime.. Ooor just to beat up some slow ass Russians, they'll never see my patented NON choreographed fighting style coming!
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+9 4. ICdevil commented 14 years ago

Drink vodka is not the only thing that us russians are capable of :D
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+39 5. Taineract commented 14 years ago

Insert favorite martial art name here: "______________: THE MOST EFFICIENT MARTIAL ART IN THE WORLD."
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+1 6. BabyJLE commented 14 years ago

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+12 7. mvanveen81 commented 14 years ago

I would like to see some real matches with this.
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+13 8. c0mmanderKeen commented 14 years ago

Never seen someone as unimpressive as this fat guy :D seems to have them skills tho... luckily, you can just outrun him :D

I wonder why some of the techniques involve walking up behind someone, nice self defense :| , we dont learn these moves in TKD...
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+7 9. mikeaza commented 14 years ago

How can you call that martial art ? They totally miss the purpose of it.
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+18 10. sbrucecaboose commented 14 years ago

i think the video should be titled 'russian solar plexus punches' instead
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+14 11. Kinslayer commented 14 years ago

What I see here is like 5% jiujitsu, 5% aikido, 90% solar plexus punching... nonetheless note to self: don't get into a fight in Russia
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+6 12. Baboon commented 14 years ago

ahhhhhhhh please give me a break of this, RULE N°1 = CARDIO
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+8 13. Digimatic commented 14 years ago

I wanna see this guys on UFC.
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+8 14. Aliquantulus commented 14 years ago

I'm actually tempted to changing the description to "This is supposedly a martial art in Russia"
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0 15. mwak commented 14 years ago

hmm if you have ever done some kungfu or taichi, you know more than those simple points. They are known as pressure points or chi nodes (if you known chinese medecine or acupunctur). What those people show you in this video is stimulation of some of those points, on a non-reinforced (prepared) body.

It's right that when using specific techniques on specific points you can KO someone in just 2 pressures (one for experts). Some of them are also deadly or can paralyse a part or all the body.
When you are using those techniques, no matter what is you strengh or the strength of you opponent, you just have to be accurate and concentrated.

see this video :

When you learn those techniques you should also learn reinforcement ones :)
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+6 16. archis commented 14 years ago

If those points are so effective, then why I dont see in box or MMA or other disciplines to use them un knock out your oppenent with one gentle touch. I am confused. Reminds me of this video a lot
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+6 17. mikeaza commented 14 years ago

Didn't we saw a ninjustsu video few weeks back that showed those point ? Saying it's a particularity of 1 martial art is false. Since most of them are a declination of an older martial art.

Still impressive and effective.
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+5 18. sux2bu commented 14 years ago

The techniques used in the video looked more akin to Israeli Krav Maga where the goal is to incapacitate an attacker or opponent as quickly and effectively as possible so you can then face the next threat. It is more of a military style of fighting where killing the opponent is an option.
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+6 19. Taineract commented 14 years ago

Basic anatomy, physiology, and physics... not "chi nodes" or "pressure points." Martial arts very simply (sometimes flamboyantly) exploit these for strengths and weaknesses.
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+2 20. c2quad commented 14 years ago

Wish I had a chance to learn this unique art unknown until now
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+6 21. croclacrimae commented 14 years ago

"ancient russian military Spetznas" lol
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+5 22. Aliquantulus commented 14 years ago

I just want the record to show that it wasn't me that changed the description, and that the submitter himself voted up my comment (#14) about changing the description.
Ancient russian spetznas? wtf? :P
I thought the Spetznas was just a term for Russian special forces.. The elite of the elite of the youknow..
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0 23. kevlar commented 14 years ago

In soviet Russia u don't learn Systema, Systema learns u
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+7 24. Slap_chop_ninja commented 14 years ago

The solar plexus punches you see, are thrown with a very particular technique.
"Ballistic striking" focuses on the use of the dead weight in your arm and fist in a looping arc. Hence the term "Ballistic Striking." It's great on soft tissue but you risk breaking your hand if you throw to the head. Fedor Emilianenko uses this punch all the time. (Incidentally, he breaks his hand all the time too.)
But if you're used to throwing punches in the traditional manner a la Boxing where your weight comes in behind the fist, you're gonna have a real hard time getting your head around this one.

As far as systema as a whole goes. It works, but it's not magic like they try to make out in this compilation of clips. Nothing is.
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+2 25. YetiGrowl commented 14 years ago

thank shit they invented mute. cool vid though. some of those guys looked like they were falling kinda easily though.
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0 26. cher-00 commented 14 years ago

#2 You want to see real fight? welcome to Russia and your ass'll be kicked
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-4 27. Kytyzow commented 14 years ago

"what a crock of shit.. i want to see 1 fight that isnt staged"
You want to say that the american army play the russian game here??? -_-
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+4 28. elbartosos commented 14 years ago

wtf is up with the music ???????? just mute it and put on some thing heavier then the emo gayness
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+1 29. medicino commented 14 years ago

#28 can't agree with you more; you people can categorize it as you want but these guys would beat down any of us at any time, and probably they also know a little about firearms.
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0 30. sbrucecaboose commented 14 years ago

#29, think a solar plexus punch can stop a bullet? martial arts is such a novelty
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0 31. lockandload commented 14 years ago

mind, body and kick ass moves ;)
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0 32. rashaba commented 14 years ago

It is Arkadi Renko!
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0 33. deniedhost commented 14 years ago

amazing i love CQC i kinda like akido ...
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0 34. djemba commented 14 years ago

I do say that's not martial arts just for self protection and dont spetznas use sambo or what it's called?
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0 35. ionut84c commented 14 years ago

ancient art of ju-jitsu,.... is the original, used in spetznatz military training and derived into Systema. There are a few hundred years between the 2 occurences