Recent content by Mark Jakabcsin

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    Systema blogs

    Heck. let me self promote as well. :) Enjoy.
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    Can I claim self-defense if.......

    A court trial is a contest. Plain and simple. I understand you might find that offensive, you may not want to admit that but at the end of the day it is a contest, not unlike a sporting event. It simply uses atributes other than physical skills, but at the end of the day it is a contest with the...
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    Can I claim self-defense if.......

    You are making a huge assumption that there are no witnesses, that is not in the original post nor overly likely. Unless it is a truly random act the state has a good chance of proving motive. While this is not proof it is a step in that direction. I recall a case in Georgia several years back...
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    Can I claim self-defense if.......

    WC_Iun spelled it out fairly well. The original concept was the person started the fight. Hence they will be held accountable for the outcome. The state will argue that the person killed was attempting to protect himself against an aggressor. The aggressor was not required to defend himself, he...
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    Can I claim self-defense if.......

    Pretty sure the correct legal phrase is toast. Burnt crispy toast! If you got lots of money you can buy a different outcome a high percentage of the time, otherwise......bring the jelly. MJ
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    Full vs. Part Time Teachers

    I am 'part-time' to this thread and did not read anything but the original post. I agree it is all relative to the teacher. In theory I could easily build a case for either and yet in reality it is based on the individual teacher. Disclaimer: I teach on the side, it is not my source of income...
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    Martin Wheeler demonstrating some Systema

    Hands are for offense.
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    June 2011 Pramek-Matt Powell update

    Steve, Are you looking for comments or simply advertising? MJ
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    Systema in Indiana and my first trip to Toronto

    Al, Please PM me the info on when you will be in NC. Thanks. Mark J. PS. Still think you might be a Borg. :)
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    Things to hit!

    Supra, My suggestion is neither. Treat yourself to an art that allows / encourages contact. Striking bags, dummies (that don't breath), boards, pads, etc is of limited use. Every year I get a significant number of 10, 15+ year martial artist come to one class and are amazed that they actually...
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    Kevin Secours

    Perhaps your posts are honest perhaps not. Having seen posts exactly as yours used as 'marketing' for many, many years on forums I have strong doubts. I note how you now talk about things being personal, which was clearly not what I wrote about, an attempted deflection. The first time...
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    Kevin Secours

    Nobodyspecial, How long have you posted on forums? I ask this because your posts come across very insincere and smacks for fraudulence. Your very first post is provactive in nature and most likely self serving. Since you choose to remain anonymous it is highly likely that you are far closer to...
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    Does PO (Kung fu panda) use SYSTEMA?

    There is a Japanese comic book with Mikhail as the main character. Big Dennis received a copy from his in-laws and showed it to me the last time we where together. The Mikhail character wears the white gloves from the picture on 'Beyond the Physical'. Sonny is going to be in a video game soon.
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    Yuri Talalaev Systema Tucson

    As stated by others Yuri is very good and I wish I lived closer. No matter how many days a week you train the learning is mostly done in the homework. For those that simply 'attend' class it does not really matter how many days a week they train, they progress slowly. For those that are active...
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    The Russian System Guidebook By Vladimir Vasiliev

    The Guide Book has been out of print for several years. Unless HQ found a box of them recently they have been out of them for years. I sold my last copy 2 or 3 years ago. Continuously scanning Ebay is probably your best bet. There have been rumors of a re-write for this book but I do not have...