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Igor Ponizov: Before the First Punch

  • Mid-South Fencers Club 125 N Gregson St Durham NC USA (map)

Join us for this exclusive invitational with Igor Ponizov (Systema HQ Toronto), on his first official seminar in the Uinted States.

Igor is one of the humblest and most skilled Instructors we have ever had the privlege to train with - a veteran of over 20 years training under Vladimir Vasiliev, and intensive training in Sambo and Judo before his Systema years.

The focus of this seminar is on achieving the ideal Combative Body - a body without fear and anger, ready to deal with any situation.

This dynamic seminar includes total preparation for improved health and contact in confrontations:

- unique warm-ups and breath training
- bodyweight, joint tapping, and pressure massage
- drills for removing tension from the body
- exploring the direct connection between bodywork and combat
- the key principles of breathing and relaxation against fist, knife, stick, and multiple opponents

Develop flawless movement and striking abilities. Dissipate soreness. Gain a true understanding of what "relaxed" really means. Knock out fear and achieve real internal strength.

This seminar will cater to ALL skill levels and will put the health and wellbeing of participants at the forefront.

Mid-South Fencers Club
125 N Gregson St, Durham 27701

Fri July 14 (6:00PM-9:00PM) - Breathwork (with Igor Ponizov)
Sat July 15 (12:00PM-5:00PM) - Seminar Day 1
Sun July 16 (9:00AM-3:00PM) - Seminar Day 2

Before April 1st - $225
Before July 1st - $275
On the door - $325

**Special offer for certified SYSTEMA
Instructors & Instructors-in-Training**:

Igor Ponizov Seminar (July 14-16)
+ Martin Wheeler Seminar (Sep 30-Oct 01)
TOTAL $400 (prepaid before April 1st - please contact host Glenn Murphy directly to purchase).

Recommended Hotel:

Marriott Durham McPherson/
Duke University Medical Center
1108 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701
(919) 680-4440


Later Event: September 9
Train, Fight, Prevail