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Conversation with Charlotte-based Systema Instructor and bodyworker Roy Hatcher.
Roy began his martials arts career in the US Air Force, while stationed in Korea. Seeking a way to calm his fiery temperament, he studied traditional Korean sword styles - and later Aikido - for their peaceful, meditative aspects. Some years later, he was exposed to Systema through the formidable Martin Wheeler, and his concept of martial arts was forever altered.
Here, we discuss:
- how Systema helped him understand his agression
- the origins of his considerable massage skill, and how it dovetailed with his Systema practice
- the value of developing touch, softwork, and working "with" your opponent
- cultivating a curious spirit, and a learning approach based on listening
Find out more about training with Roy at www.hatchersjustbreathe.com/
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