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7/19/02 5:14 PM
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Does ROSS use the same type of soft sparring that Systema does ? In addition to more conventional full speed sparring ?
7/19/02 9:06 PM
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NG, The following terminology and concepts are the trademarked system of RMAX Performance Solutions, and I can only speak for my coaching pedagogy at RMAX. Soft-Work regards the competitive protocol used to enhance performance in fighting. I experienced many different methods systems throughout Russia: Soft-sparring, Soft-school, Slow-sparring, Light-rolling, etc... I do not prefer the name "slow" because velocity comprises only one of the drill standards of the competitive protocol "Soft-Work" - an English term I interpreted from Russian language. I also do not support the terms "school" which insinuates in English language curriculum, lending the impression that there is a specific content to be learned. I don't prefer the term "Light" because anyone that has trained with RMAX knows that "Soft" doesn't mean to use force lightly. Nor do I espouse the term "sparring" and "rolling" which lend connotations of singular, unarmed opponents in a stand-up H2H or grappling - groundfighting "matches." "Work" refers to the standard of the competitive protocol. Work is a protocol that can be assigned to any drill, such as "sparring." Soft-Work holds as an objective - increased sensitivity with the performance goal of decreasing the threshold of fear-reactivity. The method of Soft-Work is Efficiency, or Useful Work / Total Work. (Hard-Work holds as an objective - increased toughness with the performance goal of increasing the threshold of pain. The method of Hard-Work is Effectiveness, or Opportunity / Risk.) It would be best for you to contact the respective "systema" you wish to investigate: Kadochnikov, Ryabko, Svetailo, etc... (There are many.)
7/20/02 3:23 AM
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I see, thanks muchly..
7/20/02 11:42 AM
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NG, what causes you to ask? Why does this interest you?
7/21/02 4:38 PM
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I may check out Vasiliev's systema classes in the near future. I think they do all slow style sparring and was wondering if it's useful/practical
7/21/02 4:40 PM
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NG, where do you plan on taking classes? Secondly, you cannot judge the usefulness of a drill in someone else's system, by the written definition of a methodology in my system. Coach Sonnon
7/22/02 9:35 PM
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In toronto. "NG, where do you plan on taking classes?" Yes, I guess I don't have any other reference points though "Secondly, you cannot judge the usefulness of a drill in someone else's system, by the written definition of a methodology in my system."
7/22/02 9:59 PM
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Vladimir has his own board at russianmartialart.com. Ask him there.

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