SYSTEMA AMSTERDAM SEMINAR SERIES 2021
In these Systema Amsterdam Seminars Series we will teach you a variation of topics from embodiment to combat.
ALL ABOUT THE KNIFE * COMBATIVE BODY * BREATHING & MOVEMENT * IMPROVISED WEAPONS * MASSAGING * PRE-EMPTIVE SELF-DEFENSE
WE WILL HAVE SPECIAL WARRIOR SPA DAYS (with Pravilo, Massage, Sauna, Cold water Douching, Healthy Foods and Drinks)
Dates will and topics will be added regulary! Stay Tuned!
ALL ABOUT THE KNIFE Part one
25 SEPTEMBER 2021
Knife work is a big topic in the martial world and we all have strong believes about the self defense training. Like everything we study you should look at the full scope of what you study.
In Systema, there is no distinction between defense and attack. Any so called "defensive" move is also active, decisive and pre-emptive. The secret is in complete freedom of movement, very swift thinking and decision-making. There are practically no limitations, except for the moral ones.
Before practicing techniques of weapons disarming, you should first learn to identify if the opponent is armed and how. Then, study how to evaluate his competence in using a weapon. Each weapon imprints behavior. Knowledge and experience can uncover that for you.
The best control in a fight is pre-emptive; when you feel that something is about to happen and do not allow the situation to develop.
Next is primary control; when the action is starting and you deal with it by re-directing, distracting or dissipating.
And then secondary control begins; when physical contact could not be avoided and you deal with it by your moving, striking and other specific skills. Through all these stages, your source of success is the removal of fear.
TIME TABLE 10:00 - 14:00 COST €40,- LOCATION SYSTEMA AMSTERDAM VELDBIESSTRAAT 6A AMSTERDAM
Our head instructor Patrick van het Nederend will take you step by step in to the blue print to work with and against the knife:
Three levels of distance
Three levels of controle
Identify if the opponent is armed
Working with your fear and that of your opponent(s)
This seminar we will not include trauma medical training cased by edged weapons.
Note that practice take time and hard honest work as having the proper mindset to back it up!
More Information about the seminars
These are the first real seminars in 2021 training together with real people! Don't miss out before the rules change again!
Our head instructor Patrick van het Nederend will teach all the seminars. He is a very experienced instructor and has a lot of knowledge about physical and psychological conditioning for self defense, well-being and healing. He has a great skill to give you and your body the work it needs.
BOOK - EDGE: SECRETS OF THE RUSSIAN BLADE MASTERS
GET YOUR COPY AT THE SEMINAR
We have still a limited quantity of the book EDGE: The Secrets of the Russian Blade Maters by Vladimir Vasiliev.
Make sure to pre order your copy and get it at the seminar. Cost € 20,-
This book is one-of-a-kind. Standard knife books tell you “There is no defense. Just run.” or “First hit the back of your opponent’s hand…” But what if you panic and your hands are shaky, get scared and freeze, misjudge the distance and get stabbed or a family member is with you and you cannot run. The problem is always deeper than techniques and easy slogans.
The 3 sections in this book: Knife in Your Hand, At Knife Point, and Signs of Danger, complete all that is needed to develop intuition, awareness, swift dexterity, smooth evasions, and invincible freedom of movement.
AFTER MOVIES FROM OUR LATEST SEMINARS
POWER & STRENGTH PART ONE 12 JULY 2021
POWER & STRENGTH PART TWO 26 JULY 2021
This is as close as it gets to the Systema Headquarters in Toronto,
if you are in Europe and want to train high level Systema, but don't have the resources to travel overseas. The training is excellent, honest, and it breathes the spirit of the teachings of the masters Ryabko and Vasiliev throughout every class.
Thanks to head coach Patrick Van Het Nederend and all training partners for a wonderful time!
- Philipp Holtmann (Head Instructor Systema Berlin)
I wanted to send my appreciation and thanks to Patrick who kicked it all off in Amsterdam. He and his group put in the hard work and were able to develop some impressive results in such a short period of time. There are scant few places left in the Systema world where the spirit of HQ resides, and I am happy to say that this school remains one of them.
- Kwan Lee (Senior Instructor Systema Seattle)
Had an incredible experience at systema Amsterdam. Patrick is a first class instructor knowledgeable skilled and has real way of explaining principles. The club is welcoming and gives a supportive and safe group to develop your skills and progress.
First class all round! Ian
Ian Felix (Physiotherapist, Acupuncturist and Systema student England)
Patrick and Vivian,
A little appreciation for your creative and innovative approach to Systema during the pandemic.
You practice what you preach.
Focussing on where you are free, instead of where you are not. This way Systema is not only a way to fight, but also a philosophy and answer to live. A perfect antidote to the harsh reality of 2020.
You have showed us with your inspiring teachings that Systema Amsterdam doesn’t just end at the Veldbiesstraat 6, but honors a tradition and a way of live that reaches the hearts and minds of all the members in Systema Amsterdam community and beyond.
The lessons are continuously improving and are of a very high (international) quality. Vladimir and Michael must be proud to see that Systema Amsterdam is a true patron to their martial art philosophy.
We are honored to be part of this inspirational school of health and combat and are looking forward to getting our asses kicked in the virtual or real world in 2021.
- The terrible trio (Students of Systema Amsterdam)