On April 15,2007, we've got the first training session in Korea leaded by an authorized instructor; Mr.Scott McQueen.
Now, he is one of the most exellent teachers in Systema Japan.
Though he visited Korea on business, he gave us a very good chance of systema training. It was a wonderful chance for all of us. Total of 7 people, including Scott, started the training.
I think I can call it a "un petit (a small) seminar" by Scott. We say we enjoyed it very much and he looked like a chief commander of the ancient Roman empire shown in the movies.
We learnt a lot of things in spite of time limits (two and a half hours).
Through his teaching, I rearranged the basic 4 concepts of systema, such as, Breathing, Relaxation, Correct posture and Movement. And how they should be correlated with.
And we also had real experience of the basic preparation exercises of systema;pushups, situps and squatts. After that, his teaching of rolls, strikes, avoiding getting hit and the importance of being hit by partners during exercise gave us much ideas.
During the training session, we experienced some systema healing,too. I saw the relation between breathing and pain control, and pushups and blood congestion(and circulations) of our body. It was a new experience.
Personally, before training I had some sprain, pain and edema on my left foot and right arm, so, I had wondered if it could get worse after training. But the result showed me, myself, that the pain and edema changed for the better, improved!
We also glimpsed at psychology of confronting attacks of enemies.
I hope everyone joined in his training session could continue systema training by themselves.
At last, I ve'got training partners in Korea.
During the session he introduced us a cool and calm "teacher"; a Kazak whip,
but the other teacher, Scott, is so warm and friendly.
Thank you again for Scott's wonderful teaching and the chance of the first training session in Korea. And I must also thank Systema Japan (http://www.systemajapan.jp/).
I hope we could get more chances like this in Korea again!