SFL Episode 78: Vincent Hurner

A fascinating discussion with Vincent Hurner of Subrosa Systema, Geneva.

A trained economist, criminologist, martial artist, and therapeutic hypnotist - it's fair to say that Vincent is a true polymath in the field of human behaviour. As such, his views and insights on Systema are highly informed, and uniquely interesting.

Here, we touch upon:

  • his ongoing wonder at the depth of Systema

  • how Systema, bodywork, and hypnosis can overlap is useful ways

  • creating the conditions for self-understanding and self-healing

  • the interplay between emotions, intuitions, and trauma

Visit Subrosa Systema (Switzerland) at www.subrosa-systema.com.
Find out more about Vincent's therapeutic work at www.hypn-ose.com.

SFL Episode 77: On Connection

This week, another pensive discussion with health and wellness guru Howard Jacobson - author, podcaster, and co-founder of WellStartHealth.com. Here, we discuss the concept of connection - within and without the practice of Systema.

Including how we can use Systema to:

  • discover the connections within yourself (body systems, breathing, structure)

  • improve your connections to other people (whether striking or chatting)

  • understand your connection to your environment (nature, work, lifestyle)

  • connect to something bigger than yourself

Find out more about Howie's healthy exploits at www.wellstarthealth.com, and check out his podcast at plantyourself.com

SFL Episode 76: Vladimir & Valerie Vasiliev

This week, a very special episode for Systema For Life, as I talk with the man responsible for bringing Systema to North America, and my own teacher - the inimitable Vladimir Vasiliev. Better yet, he is joined here by his wife, co-founder for Russian Martial Arts Headquarters (Toronto), and driving force of HQ operations, Valerie Vasiliev

Recorded after class, during a recent weeklong trip to Toronto, this extended interview offers invaluable advice from the head of our System, and insight into the people and principles behind it. Topics covered include:

- the changing face of Systema, over the last 25 years
- the increasing popularity and contribution of women to Systema practice worldwide
- the rationale behind the instructional books and videos
- Vladimir and Valerie's hopes for the future of Systema

With humble thanks to Vladimir and Valerie for making time for this interview, and to everyone who continues to support the Systema For Life podcast.

Find out more about training at RMA HQ Toronto at www.russianmartialart.com, and purchase books, DVDs, and downloadables - including the superb new book from HQ, EDGE: Secrets of the Russian Blade Masters - at https://systemavasiliev.com/store/