This week, we chat with Dimitri Trufanov of Systema: Russian Martial Art Chicago - engineer, father of three, Systema instructor, and Russian translator for numerous Systema seminars, articles, and training videos.
Russian by birth, but training in America since 2003, Dimitri has enjoyed an uncommon level of access to three of our style's greatest masters - Mikhail Ryabko, Vladimir Vasiliev, and Konstantin Komarov - and gained some serious wisdom along the way.
Here, we talk about:
How he found Systema - or how Systema found him
His pivotal moment - a 1-1 private lesson with Mikhail Ryabko in Moscow
Systema as a constructivist, body-centered teaching method
Healing the elderly, tempering the young
How Systema restored both his humanity and his eyesight!