Recent content by Mark Jakabcsin

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    Charity Auction: 11/26/12-12/1/12

    Charity silent auction in support of the Gene Edward Smithson 2012 Trust. All proceeds collected from this auction will be donated to assist Gene Smithson and his family during their time of need. Early in November Gene was critically injured in a training accident. The bills from helicopter...
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    Systema blogs

    Heck. let me self promote as well. :) http://www.charlotte-systema.com/blog 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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    Charlotte Systema seminar w/ Frank Arias, June 2 & 3rd

    Information for Frank Arias Seminar Instructor: Systema Seminar with Instructor Frank Arias. I have known Frank for many years as he is one of Vladimirs longest training students in Toronto. Frank teaches at HQ as well at other locations in Toronto. He has been teaching numerous seminars...
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    Ground Fighting Systema Seminar, January 28 & 29, 2012

    This seminar is a few days away. I have been using my guys as training dummies the last few months on some new teaching methods and have been very pleased with the results. The lads instantly grab the concepts and can put them into use immediately. Everyone has gotten heavier, harder to move and...
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    Ground Fighting Systema Seminar, January 28 & 29, 2012

    On the Ground, Off the Mat, Ground Fighting for Practical Self-Defense, Systema Seminar Date: January 28 & 29, 2012 Location: Revolution Self Defense, 34 Oleander Drive, Clayton, NC (near Raleigh) Times 11am-5pm both days Instructor: Mark Jakabcsin Topics include: 繚 Understanding...
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    Systema Unbounded Seminar: Vladimir & Konstantin in Charlotte, NC Oct 2011

    Seminar Update: As of today the seminar is just a little over half way full with new registrants every day. The early price ends 2 weeks from today and I expect the event to be full shortly thereafter. Wait at your own peril. Extra Training: Thursday evening 6:30pm-8pm is our normal class. The...
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    Systema Unbounded Seminar: Vladimir & Konstantin in Charlotte, NC Oct 2011

    Note the following updated information for this event: Topics: Systema • Systema Fundamentals, the keys to understanding Systema • The supremacy of natural body position • The all-encompassing spectrum of Systema: from soft work to devastating action • Mastering emotions...
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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 Unbounded Seminar: Vladimir & Konstantin in Charlotte, NC Oct 2011

    Just finalized the hotel for the seminar: Holiday Inn Charlotte Center City, 230 North College Street, Charlotte, NC 28202. Group rate of $79.00 per night ask for Charlotte Systema rate. call 800-287-0037. Make reservations early as this is a football weekend and the rate expires September 13th...
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