Systema For Life Podcast - Episode 16: Igor Ponizov

Interview with Russian Martial Art HQ (Toronto) Instructor Igor Ponizov - a 20-year student of Vladimir Vasiliev, and a powerful practitioner in his own right.

In person, Igor is quiet and unassuming, yet his incredible skills and his wealth of knowledge and awareness speak for themselves in training.

Here, we explore how Systema training has changed over the years, the early, rough-and-tumble era of Systema, the stages we all go through in training, and the common mistakes he sees - even in experienced trainees.

Check out Igor's 'Systema for Dummies' series on YouTube, at