The cultural and religious baggage within Asian cultures generally means that it takes decades to finally arrive at the ability that Systema teaches from the first day of training (and only then, if the practitioner of the Asian arts has found a competent Master). This signifies the ‘Socialist’ egalitarian nature of ‘Systema’ where there were no coloured belts representing a fascistic and hierarchical grading system – as is common within Japanese culture. In the original Soviet – (and now ‘Russian’) – martial system (Systema), the highest form of inner and outer awareness, body-alignment, organisation and movement, as well as advanced technical manifestation – is taught first without any hesitation, whilst an individual’s psychological and emotional (spiritual) understanding of what a practitioner is physically experiencing has to catch-up over the many years of training.
“Man is troubled not by events, but the meaning he gives to them!” (Epictetus)
The attitude of the Buddha exists within the sacred space of this temple in a country which otherwise advocates a brutal and uncaring socio-economic ideology and society! The Buddha would never have accepted this system as being ‘valid’ or applicable for attaining and living with a healthy mind and body!
Why would a mainstream journal designed to deliver science to the masses willingly side with a fascist distortion of that science? The latest research to
A world rally against the efficacy of modern science (and particularly all the advances in medical thinking over the last two-thousand years), was held across
Translator’s Note: Ironically, Yanagi Ryuken was born in the USSR during 1941 and not in Japan. Indeed, he was born in those islands ‘North’ of Japan which