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  1. #11

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Going from TKD to systema...now that's impressive
    *sigh*

  2. #12

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by JudoA View Post
    This is a good post and you should read it
    and this is an old post


  3. #13

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    Quote Originally Posted by It is Fake View Post
    Sounds like a commercial.
    I was constantly expecting Charles Atlas to step out and tell me how training Systema like him will stop bullies from kicking sand on me at the beach

  4. #14
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I’ve only been doing systema for a while, but here’s some thoughts:
    Every class we punch and kick each other without wearing protective gear, and learn to absorb and shed the power of the strike. There’s some guys you can hit as hard as you can. TKD seems to focus on some weak kicks, and anyone who isn’t afraid of getting hit by them can probably walk all over an average TKD person (I’ve definitely seen hard TKD kicks, but mostly in the form of side/back/front kicks to the body, which is the primary area a systema person develops defenses against). There’s also time spent every class doing some kind of drills where you disbalance your partner and put them on the ground somehow, and this becomes easier when they’re on one foot. These things coupled together can create a problem for a TKD person. That doesn’t make it better, and it definitely doesn’t make it the best thing out there.

  5. #15

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    What TKD place do you train at, OP?

    What org?

  6. #16

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by helmutlvx View Post
    What TKD place do you train at, OP?

    What org?
    I don't think he's coming back :neutral:

  7. #17

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Good. We don't need no more of them Commies.

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