BEFORE THE FIRST PUNCH
Physical and Psychological Preparation for Confrontations
Over 40 years of hard style Martial Arts resulted in excellent fitness, a wealth of knowledge and great skill, but the hard earned injuries accumulated along the way began to catch up. That is, until discovering a new approach to training through the Russian Martial Art called Systema.
My name is John Parker and I am the president of National Training Centre located in downtown Abbotsford, B.C. where we have specialized in teaching practical non-sport martial arts since 1995. Systema has been instrumental in my recovery from old injuries and rejuvenating my overall health and wellbeing. If I had this knowledge when I was younger, I would have avoided many injuries and I am pleased to share this knowledge with others who are looking to live an adventurous life while regaining and preserving their youthful vitality.
National Training Centre is pleased to present:
Special Guest: Igor Ponizov
A highly experienced and dedicated Systema Instructor, Igor comes highly recommended by Vladimir and is one of his top instructors at Systema HQ Toronto.
Igor has trained under the world renowned Systema master Vladimir Vasiliev for almost 20 years.
Born in Russia, Igor is also a Judo Sports Master Candidate of the Russian Olympic Reserve with an extensive experience in Sambo and other martial arts.
The Combative Body is a body without fear and anger, ready to deal with any situation.
Proper breathing, working against the fear, relaxation, and joint health are four steps before your first punch.
This dynamic seminar includes total preparation for improved health and contact in confrontations:
Absolutely unique warm-ups and breath training
Joints tapping and pressure massage
Drills for taking tension out of your body
Discovering the direct connection between bodywork and preparation for combat
Learning the advantage of relaxation and breathing while delivering and protecting yourself from the punches
The principles of using breathing and relaxation against knife, stick, and two opponents
Enjoy a perfect series of Systema exercises focused on developing flawless movement and striking abilities, dissipating soreness, gaining understanding of what "relaxed" really means, knocking out fear and achieving internal strength.
Systema seminars cater to ALL levels of skill and are run in a manner that puts the health and wellbeing of participants at the forefront. Those studying other arts will also receive great benefit in the methods of Systema and find the information readily applicable.
Through solid and progressive work, Igor will provide ways for all to explore, and ultimately, extend their capacities.
This is an open event – beginners and experienced practitioners are all welcome.
Day 1: 11am – 5pm (Registration from 09.30)
Day 2: 10am – 4pm (Registration from 09.00)
For more information check out our web site at www.nationaltrainingcentre.com
or contact us by phone at: 604-853-1230
Seminar Release and Waiver
This is mandatory for all participants. Please download, print and bring with you on the day of the event. Each participant will require a signed “Seminar release and waiver” in hand to register and participate in the event. Seminar Release and Waiver. (click on link to download)