Monday Class has Resumed

We’ve had a bit of a summer hiatus due to travel and various events. It’s been a while, so I just wanted to send out official notice that our regular Monday night Systema class 6:45-8pm has resumed, and will be continuing uninterrupted for the foreseeable future. I hope you all had a great summer and have been exploring the training and principles on your own. And I hope to see you at class soon.

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No Class on Labor Day

We’ve had a lot of time off this summer and I know you are all eager to get back to regular training. However, this Monday being Labor Day, BMAI will be closed, and we will not be having class. It’s also been exceptionally smoky in Eugene and air quality is at very unhealthy levels to be out and about. This is one time I encourage you all to take it easy, stay inside with the windows closed when possible, run an air filter if you have one, and pick up an N95 filter mask if you need to be outside. There no sense breathing more of this stuff than you have to.

Next week, September 11th, we will resume our regular Monday night classes, and hopefully we’ll get a break from the smoke by then. I hope you all are well. Looking forward to seeing you all soon.


Three Class Cancellations

There is always a bit of lull in summer training, with everybody traveling and busy with other summer activities, and this year I am doing quite a bit of travelling myself. I’ll be out of town quite a bit from now until the end of August and will have to cancel three regular classes. July 31st, August 14th, and August 21st will all be cancelled while I am in Canada, Hawaii, Michigan, and Wisconsin. There will be class on August 7th if you can make it.

I hope you’re all having a great summer and continuing your training and practice on your own. I am looking forward to regular classes starting up again, and hope to see you all for training. I’ll be back ongoing in September and classes will continue as usual.


Memorial Day, No Class

In observance of Memorial Day the dojo is closed, and there will be no Systema class tonight. Take some time today to remember those who sacrificed themselves for the sake of others. Consider those qualities in yourself and others which endow us all with the capacity for such greatness. Classes will resume next week at the regular time. Hope to see you there!


Video Course: Kaizen Taki 2012 CTS Workshop

30% Tint BackgroundMovement Daily with Kaizen Taki has released a Systema Common Thread Series Video Course. The complete course includes in depth lessons from a 2012 workshop with Kaizen Taki. This workshop offers detailed drill progressions, principle theory, plus clear explanations of how the same principles apply to Massage, Hand-to-Hand, Strikes, and Weapons Use.

This is awesome! I participated in the original workshop (that me in the photo all locked up) and can tell you the content and the teaching are exceptional. Here are deep principals of Systema explored through a variety of exercises and applications. Highly recommended!

You can watch preview videos and enroll in the course here.


Monday Class is On!

We usually don’t have class on a holiday, but our schedule got so turned around with the ice storm, the snow storm, and the previous holidays that we decided to have Systema class this Monday as usual. Hope you all can make it.

Class will be Monday 6:45-8 as always, and we should be back on schedule for a while now.

See you soon!


Wednesday Class Cancelled

Due to inclement weather, our planned Wednesday night Systema class in cancelled for January 4th. It is Best Martial Arts Institute policy that the dojo is closed when local schools and their afternoon and evening activities are cancelled, as they are today, due to a pretty heavy snowfall in Eugene.

Stay safe out there, do some push-ups, and I hope to see you on Monday, January 9th for a return to our regular Monday night classes.