codos, just wanted to tell you that yet another thing we seem to share is a love of longboarding.
i mostly quit because i was getting hurt from falling and it was interfering with my martial arts, but i still have my boards. my main ride is one of these with randall trucks:
I love bombing hills too... but the stick/paddle? Dude... are you Matthew Mcconaughey? Drop the stick! ;) We see that stuff in Malibu too often.
On a side note, whenever I increase my BJJ training my surfing gets much better as well.
I have 5 or 6 broken decks lying around too. One of them was an art piece that I did:
I probably sound like a total "noob" right now haha, but what exactly is "systema"? im new to mma and i joined this site to attain a greater knowledge, thanks.
haha alright thanks for the info!
Having once had the "pleasure" of fighting a Systema exponent...A bona-fide Russian no less I find it to be incredibly difficult to fight against.
It's like trying to fight a ragdoll, there is no resistance to these people! You hit them and there is complete relent on their part, you just up slipping off them.
Though to be honest some of the vids on youtube look just ridiculous.
My experience may of course be based upon the 'Good fighter' as opposed to 'good style'
All in all I ended up with a cracked lower rib and a dislocated pinky finger.
*Note to self; do not fight drunk Ruskies*
I think I'm resurrecting a thread here, but I feel a little obligated to do it.
There's a lot of Systema schools around that have no correlation to combat at all. I'm going from what my own instructor has told me, I've been training Systema for almost a year now.
From what everyone seems to say on here, it sounds about right, too. All I know is the Systema classes at Carlton, where I train, are made damn sure every weird movement drill done at the beginning of class end in a functional defense situation. I mean, there's been times when we've had straight up gloves and mouth guard sparring.