Saturday, December 30, 2017

Paladin Press - Combat Systema V3: Ground Combat

Combat Systema: Volume 3

The Russian Martial Art of Ground Combat

with Kevin Secours

805966 071534
100 minutes


Russian Systema traces its origins to various Cossack systems of the 10th century. When the Soviet government later commissioned the development of a research center for human maximization, the synthesized research in the Asian arts created systems of combat designed to meet the demands of the modern soldier. These combat systems included sport sambo, combat sambo, and Samoz, which later evolved into Systema. 

The Combat Systema approach outlined in this video series was created by Kevin Secours, after years of high-level study under top Russian masters. It is defined by a scientific approach to biomechanics, breath training, and combat psychology. The continuous use of pressure testing to measure and refine those attributes, combined with continued ¬research in human performance, has helped shaped the most complete solution possible for the needs of the modern practitioner. 

Combat Systema: The Russian Martial Art of Ground Combat focuses on the essential concepts, tactics, and strategies for surviving a ground fight. From body screws, tactical stands, and ground movement to counter takedowns, the guillotine, arm chokes, and defenses against multiple attackers, Secours' ground combat system establishes a middle ground, focusing not on taking the fight to the ground but rather on preparing for the worst, becoming familiar with the unique demands of ground fighting, and developing reliable skills for forcing the fight back to a standing position. Secours strongly believes that ground fighting must be factored into any reality-based self-defense training. This video shows you how to make the most of your ground training.


Kevin Secours is an internationally known personal-protection professional, specializing in the art of Russian Systema. One of the most renowned non-Russian practitioners of Russian Systema living outside Russia, Secours has more than 16 years of training and experience in Systema. Known for his concise grasp of Systema and his innovative approach to sharing his knowledge, Secours has published some of the first and most comprehensive articles on the subject. In 2010, Kevin formed The International Combat Systema Association to more fully represent his continuing evolution and understanding of the Russian martial arts. His interpretation is currently practiced by more than 100 affiliates worldwide.

In addition to Systema, Secours holds a 6th-degree black belt in Goshinbudo under Sensei Sali Azem, a 3rd-degree black belt in Modern Kempo Jujitsu, a 1st-degree black belt in Akai Ryu Jiu-Jitsu, and full instructorship in Five Animal Shaolin Chuanshu. He also has more than 15 years of experience in tai chi and yoga, as well as extensive experience in the grappling arts.


1) Getting Down 
- Body Screws 
- Posted Fall 
- Arm Screws 
2) Getting Up 
- Tactical Stand 
- Close-Range Stand 
- Hip-Push Stand 
3) Ground Movements 
- Ground Running 
- Ground Shielding 
- The Spindle 
- Isolation Drill 
- Recovery Drills 
4) Ground Defenses 
- Knife Defenses 
- Stick Defenses 
5) Ground Positions 
- Knee Pin 
- High Mount 
- Clothing Control Drill 
- Low Mount 
- Cross Mount 
- Guard Position 
- Ground Guillotine (how to) 
- Head and Arm Choke 
- Face Lock 
- Rear Naked Choke 
- Military Choke 
6) Ground Attacks 
- Face Lock 
- Blood Choke 
- Plunge Lock 
- Chin Strap 
- Striking from the Ground 
- Addressing Clings

Index of Paladin Press site archived pages:

Stickgrappler's Note: I am guessing the Paladin site will be shut down at the end of the year and I'm archiving select Paladin Press pages to my blog to preserve an essential part of martial arts from 1970-2017. Archiving some of my favorite Paladin titles.



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