Recommended Reading

For all students of Systema Russian Martial Art we recommend the following:

Systema Manual by Major Konstantin Komarov   A fundamental training guide by one of Systema’s top instructors

Let Every Breath . . . The Secrets of the Russian Breath Masters by Vladimir Vasiliev and Scott Meredith The fundamentals of Movement and Breath

The Art of Peace by Morihei Ueshiba The principles of Aikido

The Way of Chuang Tzu by Thomas Merton Taosim with a touch of humor

How to Know God: the Yoga Aphorisms of Pantanjali with Commentary by Swami Prabhavananda and Christopher Isherwood An inspiring commentary on a beautiful philosophy (you are sure to find something of value here)

The Gift of Fear by Gavin DeBecker A favorite book on real self-defense and understanding the role of fear


If you are interested in viewing materials, I recommend the following to beginners:

Movement and Precision by Sergei Ozerliev and Vladimir Vasiliev

Systema Hand to Hand by Vladimir Vasiliev

Fundementals of Knife Disarming by Vladimir Vasiliev

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