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.
This is an area across the road from St Mary’s the Virgin Church in Beddington Park – formerly a Lord’s Estate (and independent village) now
Translator’s Note: Although ‘劍‘ is pronounced ‘Jian’ within Putonghua (which is the dialect of the Chinese language spoken in Beijing) – also known in the West
The convicted murderer – Xue Naiyin (薛乃印 – was born in 1954, and is a native of Julu area of Hebei province, Northeast China – but he grew-up in
Translator’s Note: If the dates in the below Chinese lanuage text are correct, then in 1954 Master Wu Gongyi would have been 76! This may be compared
I have no interest in the business that is Energy Medicine (indeed, I believe all healing should be ‘free’), and even less interest in this