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Subject: Use of Systema in the Russian Armed Forces
capitalist72    12/20/2003 11:49:28 AM
Can anyone shed light on the use of the unarmed fighting art "Systema" in the Russian armed forces?
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flanker    RE:Use of Systema in the Russian Armed Forces   12/22/2003 10:30:00 AM
Is this the same as Sambo, which I believe originated in the Russian armed forces and has its origins in Judo and other grappling fighting systems.
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capitalist72    RE:Use of Systema in the Russian Armed Forces   12/22/2003 2:01:31 PM
I'm not sure, I haven't heard of Sambo. I'm not sure of Systema's origins, but it's a very "practical" fighting form - it involves a whole bunch of things including facing knife wielding opponents, several opponents at the same time, how to reduce the impact of received blows, some grappling, but also hard kicks/punches strategically placed.
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flanker    RE:Use of Systema in the Russian Armed Forces   12/23/2003 6:07:46 AM
Sambo (I've also heard it referred to as Sombo) is taught to regular force Spetsnaz with Systema being taught to special units such as internal security (KGB??). This is what I have learned from a quick search on google. Apparently both are taught in the Russian armed forces.
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xinjiang    RE:Use of Systema in the Russian Armed Forces   12/25/2003 8:24:47 PM
The IDF and the US marines also have "all-in-one" martial arts, the IDF one is supposed to be real good though.
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