Systema For Life Podcast - Episode 01: Vladimir Vasiliev

"The idea of the style is to remove tension. When you remove tension, you remove fear. And when you remove fear, you start to be more happy."

Short interview with Director and Chief Instructor of Systema Headquarters Toronto, Vladimir Vasiliev - the man credited with first bringing Systema to the West.

In this brief chat following an evening class at HQ, we talk about how Vladimir first came to Systema, the power and mastery of Mikhail Ryabko, the pitfalls of pride, and advice for new practitioners of the art.

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