In our final striking requirement module for the basic Combat Systema curriculum, we cover three of the most distinctive, illusive and misunderstood aspects of the Russian martial arts.
First, we address the role of striking centers, exploring systema's famous "floating center" of gravity and the oscillation between solar and lunar plexus centrality. By dividing the striking spectrum into three distinct aspects--sinking and married with gravity, strafing and the floating center, we expand our understanding of true efficiency in any position and grow our understanding of the distinctions of each of these essential positions in both striking and strike defense.
Second, we explore the importance of dirty boxing, reviewing essential tools, but much more importantly, we address the difference between striking and truly being able to box and apply the skills in dynamic, resistant work.
Finally, we address the topic of depth, angle and time-on-target. So often shrouded with mysticism, these essential attributes are stripped down to their measurable, provable scientific base and explained clearly and directly so that you can begin integrating them into your striking arsenal today. Learn how to begin transitioning your solo work to resistant pressure testing safely and comfortably.
Collectively, these three subjects lay the foundation for a pragmatic and powerful striking capacity that lends itself as easily to the ring as it does to the street.