Okinawan/Russian Seminar: HUGE Success!

By cflsystemabagua

Sometimes, when expectations are high, the actual event does not live up to said expectations.

Then there are times when it actually exceeds it. Such was the case on Saturday.

Peter Carbone Sensei along with yours truly put on a combination of Okinawan/Russian teaching featuring the bo and tanbo, along with the art of Systema. For those used to doing only one, eyes were opened and smiles resulted.

Systema people were introduced to traditional Okinawan weapons, complete with specific drills and a specific system. On the flip side, those who study the Okinawan arts were exposed to the freedom and flow, minus memorized techniques that are characteristics of this great art. Each “tasted” newness and were the better for it.

It was an honor to be a part of this great event and we are already planning additional events in places throughout the country. For this opportunity and for his friendship, I am forever grateful


ON A SPECIAL NOTEs:  Kudos to CarlosAnn, Jason (Dela), RJ, Chris, Peter and Mario. You all brought much respect and honor to yourselves and our school yesterday at the seminar. Outstanding job!

It is a great pleasure to be a part of all of this with such wonderful people.

One of my favorite martial arts teachers, Peter Carbone Sensei and yours truly. it was an honor to teach a seminar with him and a joy to train together.

It is a greater honor to call him friend.


About the Author

David is the founder and Chief Instructor at Central Florida Systema, Greater Orlando's only school for this Russian art. He also holds 4 black belts in other arts. David also run and He has lectured to Congress, taught at major colleges and universities and has treated 1000s of patients over his career as an Acupuncture Physician. In his private life, he is also a marathoner and is learning the Russian language.

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