by Mikhail Ryabko
In 2003, STRIKES in 2 parts was released on DVD. Now, part 1 by Mikhail Ryabko is available in downloadable format.
Over the centuries, Russian warriors have become famous for their superhuman ability to both deliver and take strikes. You can now see why!
In this film, the Founder and Chief Instructor of Systema – Mikhail Ryabko demonstrates how to hit and explains how to take hits. Through STRIKES work, he uncovers the key Systema principle “Know Yourself”.
See how Mikhail, a true master of striking:
- Delivers punches with deadly accuracy, ease and efficiency
- Demonstrates phenomenal use of breathing and psychology to dispel direct blows
- Helps his opponent see their strong and weak points
- Applies light punches that reach the internal organs bypassing the muscles
- Presents unbelievable strikes that remove stress, tension, fear, that make people stronger and actually heals them
Witness the exceptional scenes of people waiting in line to take punches; grateful for the experience! Watch the most unique use of human physical and psychological potential.
Warning: The contact in Strikes is real. Filmed at the actual training sessions in real time and speed; these are not to be attempted without the supervision of a certified Systema instructor.
Running time: 44 min
Dmitry Li –
If you think you know how to strike, think again. This video is unbelievable! I have been on the receiving end of both V.V.’s and M.R’s strikes, I have seen others getting hit by them, but never quite got as much information out of it as from watching the “Strikes” film. The information is not limited on only how to strike, but also how to receive hits (breathing, redirecting the energy of the strike), to deal with the pain and to heal the opponent with the strike. From placing your hand on one’s body to generating power for the strike – it is all there… and more. M.R. delivers different types of strikes: the ones that relax you, make you think, give you energy, etc. This video is a MUST. I would highly recommend this video to anyone who strikes for training or for living.
John Elliott –
Mikhail astounds with seemingly insignificant punches having devastating effect (which, as many can attest to, they do). The most efficient delivery of power I’ve ever seen, short of a pistol. Body hitting seems to be a dying art these days, maybe it’s the use of gloves, or the fact that the head is a bigger target than the liver, for example, but this video shows that it should by no means be overlooked. One good shot there can finish it very easily.
Steve Montgomery –
An amazing video. If you haven’t bought a copy, go and do so. The information is priceless. Everyone that I have shown the film to are awe struck, including myself. The video is well worth the price. The techniques are powerful yet subtle. I can’t say enough good things about the Strikes. You have to get it to really appreciate it.
Harmen Asado –
This video is astonishing! I love to see the full contact demonstrations and the material is top notch. I recommend this video to anyone interested in furthering their self defense skills through real life know-how.
Ilya Kleyman –
I have thoroughly enjoyed the demonstrations and techniques shown, and have no doubt that the material is of the highest quality, however my concern is how it is conveyed. While I learned a lot from this video, I learned most of it by slowing it down to 1/10th normal speed. Highly recommended, and to get the maximum out of it to slow it down, so you can catch up.
Eric Wipple –
I must tell you all again of my admiration for your work. All martial artists (whatever that could mean), have long suspected that there was something at the other end of the spectrum from brute, animal force. Even Bruce Lee, with his obsessive denouncement of fixed forms, could not have imagined something as fluid as Systema. The relaxation down through the bone and to the spirit seems to produce a near immediate movement which is at once un-self-conscious and un-predictable. Thank You all for your help.