Epsiode 33: Sergey Makarenko


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By Glenn Murphy, NC SYSTEMA, Glenn Murphy, and NC SYSTEMA. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

"You have all the answers you need already. And that's the value of what we call 'Systema' - it's not knowledge that is injected into you...it belonged to you from the start...it's your birthright."
Anyone who has ever met him will attest: Sergey is a force of nature. A mountainous man with legendary, Samson-esque strength, you might assume he has little need of subtle fighting skills. Yes his skills are as immense as his stature. Sergey is a veteran martial artist - well versed in competitive wrestling, judo, karate, sambo, and other combat arts - and is a powerful practitioner and Instructor of Systema.
He is a highly eloquent and astute observer of martial arts practice, and of what sets Systema apart in this regard.
In this deep and wide-ranging conversation, we discuss the differences and parallels between the most popular martial arts; the primacy of continuous change and development (versus copying and mimicking); the advantages and *dis*advantages of being bigger and stronger than most; and his Systema-mediated recovery from a debilitating spinal infection that threatened his very life.
Sergey will be leading a two day seminar at Systema Greenville, SC on June 15 & 16 2018. Find out more and register online at https://systemagreenville.wordpress.com/events/
See clips of Sergey in action here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ac21c7TiPw
Learn more about training with Sergey and his group at www.norcalsystema.com

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