Monday, December 27, 2010

Systema Japan Lesson - 22nd December 2010 - Knife Work (Grab and Stab)

1) Walking/ running with breathing - 1 step/ 1 In-breath and 1 step/ 1 Out-breath. This went up to 8 steps/1 In-breath etc. and then down again.

2) P1 and P2 held hands and did front and back rolls.

3) P1 and P2 put their arms around each other's shoulders. When they heard the word "down", both went down, lay on the ground and stood up. This was done in two ways, either by laying on their backs or on their fronts. It was important to breath out when going down, relax completely momentarily when on the ground and then breath out to stand up.

4) P1 and P2 held hands with each other. This was done in four ways: Right hand to right hand, left hand to left hand, right hand to left hand and left hand to righ hand. While holding hands they tried to touch each other with their other hand. Kind of like a game of tag. It was important to breath, relax, keep their form and move.

5) The same drill was done but with the feet. P1 and P2 tried to step on each other's toes.

6) P1 and P2 faced each other in the push up position and tried to grab and take the each other down.

7) Push Up, Squat, Sit Up and Leg Raise - slow ten seconds repetition (10 seconds in each direction). These exercises were done with constant Burst Breathing. This was done to calm down everybody.

8) P1 grabbed P2 in a variety of places and P2 had to move and change P1's form so that they were in an uncomfortable position. It was also important to affect P1's form in such a way that made it difficult for them to touch P2 with their other hand. Movement was very important in being able to stay in a safe position away from the hand. This drill was done slowly.

9) P1 grabbed P2 in different ways and slowly stabbed them with a knife. It was important for P2 to be patient and feel the knife and it's direction. P1 grabbed P2 on the wrist, elbow, shoulder, neck and took hold of their clothes. They did this from a variety of directions.

10) P1 and P2 did the same thing but instead of P1 just grabbing and slowly stabbing, P1 grabbed and pulled the held part and then stabbed slowly. As before, P2 breathed out when pulled, relaxed, tried to keep their form as much as possible and moved.

11) P1 again grabbed P2 from different positions and stabbed them (not pulling the held part). P2 next evaded the stab, put their hand on the knife or P1' s hand or wrist for extra safety and control and used their body to lever back the knife slowly.  It was pressed against the body part in order to make it difficult for P1 to take their knife hand out. This again was done while walking naturally.

12) The same thing was done but P1 grabbed and pulled the held part. This was done to get P2 accustomed to this kind of movement.

13) Not pulling this time, P1 grabbed and stabbed and P2 evaded, levered back the knife their body and hand and either "gave" the knife back to P1 (stabbed them with their own knife) or disarmed them and took them down by affecting their form and tension points.

14) The same thing was done but P1 grabbed, pulled and stabbed P2. P2 dealt with this situation in the same manner as before.

15) P2 then added light open hand strikes to tense areas in order to change P1's form, put tension into them, distract them and take them down.

16) Push Ups, Squats, Sit Ups and Leg Raises - Ten Slow repetitions.

17) Circle Up

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