You are invited to an Outdoor Master Class Seminar - Systema SpetsNaz "Russian Style" Combat
in Moscow, Russia - 2011
Arrival Days - July 2nd & 3rd
Sightseeing - July 4th
Seminar training - July 5th - 15th
- Theory of Combat
- Breathing Methods
- Elements & Exercises
- Stances & Footwork
- Floor Acrobatics
- Punches - Strikes - Kicks
- Pressure Points and Primary zones
- Internal Wave Energy
- Defense against grabs & chokes
- Defense against kicks & punches
- Defense against weapons
- Defense against multiple opponents
- Combat in difficult conditions
- No - Contact Combat
TRANSPORTATION (Pick Up / Transport), LIVING SPACE, MEALS (3 Times a Day)
(Air Travel & Passport Visa - personal responsibility)
HOUSE / NEIGHBORHOOD:
SLEEPING BAG, CLOTHING, PERSONAL HYGIENE
AFTER THE SEMINAR: The Kremlin
The Moscow Kremlin is a must-see for visitors to Moscow. Once inside, you can visit Cathedral Square, whose historic cathedrals were worshipped in by the Tsars and their families. Also on display are the Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon, two immobile monuments to the grandeur of Russia past. Don’t forget the Amory Museum, either, which holds precious relics of Imperial stature, such as gold-gilt carriages and silver-threaded royal garments.
Just outside the Kremlin is the famous Red Square. There you can watch the changing of the guard at the Eternal Flame or visit Lenin’s Tomb (be prepared to stand in line for more than an hour for an “attraction” that is less impressive than it sounds). If St. Basil’s Cathedral is open, explore it—it is as beautiful on the inside as it is the outside. A final suggestion for Red Square: visit it in the quietude of the evening and experience it without the tourists. It’s magical! State
The State Tretrakov Gallery has the best collection of Russian art. The likenesses of Catherine the Great and Pushkin will confront you in its galleries. Larger-than-life social commentaries from the 19th century will make your skin prickle with their messages. Repin, Vrubel, Kandinsky, Chagall, and many more Russian artists are represented here—open any book on Russian art and most of the significant pieces will be hanging in the Tretyakov. However, a book can’t do these paintings justice!
This is the main souvenir market of Moscow, and here is where you can find all things Russian at all prices. Folk crafts, jewelry, antiques, chess sets, and anything else “Russian” will tempt you in any variety and color. Getting there is easy, too—just look on any metro map and find the Izmaylovsky stop. Once you exit the subway, any passer-by can point you in the direction of the souvenir market.
Old Arbat Street
Old Arbat Street is Moscow's most famous thoroughfare. Old Arbat Street is tourist-oriented, and you'll be able to find some not-so-unusual souvenirs here. You'll have more than one artist, musician, or juggler vying for your attention, depending upon the season and the time of day. Old Arbat Street is completely pedestrian, which means it's great for people watching.
Moscow's Victory Park memorializes the Great Patriotic War, otherwise known as World War II. This war took a huge toll on Russia, and elderly Russians are revered for having survived this difficult time. You'll find WWII memorials all over Russia, but Victory Park is Moscow's home for these monuments, sculptures, fountains, and obelisks.
Get a panoramic view of Moscow from Sparrow Hills. This vantage point allows you to get a good look at the expanse of the city. Perfect for photographs, a romantic moment, or jotting down thoughts in your travel journal. GUM (State Department Store)
GUM, just off of Red Square, is Moscow's most famous shopping center. As the facade that faces into Red Square has maintained its 19th century appearance, it's easy to pass it by if you don't know it's there. The variety of shops contained within are a testament to how far Russia has come since Soviet days. You'll find all manner of boutique represented in GUM. If you just want to window shop, buy an ice cream from one of the vendors and browse and your leisure.
Pushkin Fine Arts Museum
While the Tretyakov Gallery houses Russia's greatest art works, the Pushkin Fine Arts Museum holds a vast collection of foreign born artists' masterpieces. If you like Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, and Renaissance art, you'll enjoy the Pushkin Fine Arts Museum.
Boat Tour of Moscow
Say goodbye to Moscow with a boat tour through the city. In summer, boat tours are pleasant and relaxing, and this alternative view of the city is charming. The towers of the Kremlin, as well as other significant architectural monuments, will peak over the treetops. Stand on the open-air deck and use your last roll of film to snap pictures of the buildings on the river’s banks.
If you are a serious hunter, fisherman, or an avid adventurer, come and experience the exhilaration of Russia. Russia is home to abundant forests that stretch for thousands of miles; lofty mountain ranges and volcanoes surrounded by breathtaking views; deep, tranquil lakes; mighty rivers; spectacular waterfalls and mineral springs; and fresh alpine meadows. Some of the most spectacular trophies are in Russia. If you are looking for a real adventure or desire a trophy of your dreams, you’ll find it in Russia.
The Russian River is a year-round fishery. Late Fall begins the Steelhead run, and continues through April. Next comes the "Mighty" Shad, April through June. Summertime is Prime time for Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, and Carp.