Systema is a Russian martial art.
Training includes, but not limited to: hand-to-hand combat, grappling
and knife fighting. It involves drills and sparring.
Systema focuses on breathing, relaxation, and fluidity of movement,
utilizing an attacker's momentum against him and controlling the six
body levers (elbows, neck, knees, waist, ankles, and shoulders)
through pressure point application, striking, and weapon applications.
In Systema, the body has to be free of tensions, filled with
endurance, flexibility, effortless movement, and explosive potential;
the "spirit" or psychological state has to be calm, free of anger,
irritation, fear, self-pity, delusion, and pride.
Systema is becoming more and more popular, trained as a discipline,