This week, amiable and wide-ranging chat with my good friend - and Head Instructor at Roanoake Systema - Lloyd Robrecht.
Lloyd began his martial arts career in Shotokan karate, and later progressed through Bujinkan ninjutsu, Aiki-jujitsu, and a range of other styles before finding Systema. Here, we discuss what drew him and kept him in Systema, and how it relates to his wider work and family life. Including:
- the integrity and straightforwardness of Systema
- the connection between commitment and progress
- the puzzle of pride vs faith and self belief
- what parents, teachers, and counsellors can learn from Systema
Find out more about training with Lloyd at at his Roanoke, Virigina school here