Systema Spetsnaz, the combat system of Russian Special Forces (Spetsnaz), is a martial art based on traditional self-defense methods combined with modern sciences like physics, mechanics, and psychology. This unique system includes practical, easy-to-learn hand-to-hand combat applications, as well as a wide range of meditation techniques focusing on internal body energy, breathing, and chakra opening exercises.
The philosophy of Systema Spetsnaz is to use only 25% physical strength and 75% natural flow of inner energy, making it a highly efficient and
effective form of combat. The roots of Systema Spetsnaz date back to the 10th century, developed by Cossacks, Russian Warriors. It’s designed for real-world self-defense situations and is suitable for bodyguards, police, security personnel, and civilians seeking self-defense training.
Systema Spetsnaz stands out from other martial arts due to its focus on self OFFENSE rather than defense, emphasizing aggressive, efficient, and destructive movements.
The training encompasses various aspects, including figure 8 and wave motion, working with levels and geometrical figures, penetrating strikes, wrist and joint locks, bodyweight transfer, balance, takedowns, no-contact combat, and psychological aspects of combat. This comprehensive approach ensures that practitioners are prepared for any situation, from standing confrontations to ground fighting.
Vadim Starov, the founder and chief instructor of Systema Spetsnaz, brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the system. His background in the Russian military tradition and expertise in self-healing, rehabilitation, and traditional Russian breathing methods contribute significantly to the depth and effectiveness of the training.
Systema Spetsnaz is not just about physical combat; it also includes self-development training, emphasizing the importance of understanding and managing internal body energy for personal growth and martial arts mastery. This holistic approach harmonizes physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual components, essential for overall health and well-being.