Systema – Pushing the limits of the possible

If you’re a big Gibson fan like I am, you’ve already read his newest book.  I always find his choice of material interesting and this time is no different, I read the book as soon as I could get my hands on it and enjoyed every second.

One of the interesting section in his book is talking about Systema – the hybrid martial-art/gymnastic/espionage practiced by a family of immigrants in the big city.  The things they are described as doing are fantastic to say the least, but we are accustomed to the fantastic in literature, particularly science fiction and fantasy literature.

William Gibson

In his blog, Gibson points us to a youtube video of a systema demonstration in real life.  Reading about it is one thing, seeing a human body actually perform like that is quite another.

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