Hello! I am a member of a very small Systema practice group in a rural area. We attend all the seminars and camps we can and also rely heavily on the excellent Systema DVD library. Kevin Secours DVDs have played an important part in what we do. Like Vladimir Vasiliev`s DVDs, they are clear, easy to follow, and enable us to clearly improve our skill. It was a bit of surprise to hear that Kevin has split off from "Ryabko systema". My sense has been that Systema instructors has a lot of leeway in how they present the art. I do not quite understand how Kevin could not continue with his idea of how systema should be taught within the organization as it stands. As just one example, I see that there is an instructor who has combined Systema with Aikido and not only is listed on the Toronto site as a representitive, they have hosted a seminar with Kwan Lee. Of course Kevin`s decision is a personal one and will have included elements which only he can understand. One thing I cannot understand is something he has written on a recent blog post. He writes that after splitting, he has received "hundreds of death threats". Presumably these are from "Ryabko Systema" followers. This I completely do not understand. I would be very grateful for any kind of information that will help me understand what is happening. Thank you.