SFL Episode 80: On Training to Fight, with Martin Wheeler

This episode, we catch up with world-renowned martial artist, Senior Systema Instructor, and founder of The Academy, Los Angeles - Martin Wheeler. Recorded shortly after the East Coast Systema Summit 2019, we discuss his groudbreaking lessons and demonstrations at the Summit, and reveal some of the thinking behind his training and teaching methods. Including:

  • the inherent value of orthodox (or 'classical') fighting wisdom

  • training for a fight, versus training for its own sake

  • the dangers of arrogance, hubris, and certainty of knoweldge in martial arts

  • accelerating your development by combining somatic anc cognitive feedback

For those wishing to experience these groundbreaking methods in person, you may still be able to grab a place on one of Martin's 4-day USA Masterclasses. Each event feature over 20 hours of training over four consecutive days, and incorporate everything from softwork and blindfold work to full-speed grappling and knife attacks.

His West Coast Masterclass will take place at The Academy, Los Angeles from Oct 6-9 2019. To Sign Up, visit http://wheelersystema.com/event/los-angeles-masterclass/

His East Coast Masterclass will take place at NC Systema, Durham NC from Oct 10-13 2019. Strictly limited to 35 persons (latecomers will be wait-listed, but not guaranteed entry). For more information, visit http://www.ncsystema.com/events/4daymasterclass, or click the button below to sign up online.