There is a reason why Russian Martial Art is called SYSTEMA. It is a complete set of concepts and training components to enhance one's life. It is a way to restore health of all seven physiological systems of the body and all three levels of human abilities: the physical, the psychological and the spiritual.
The key principle of Russian Martial Art is non-destruction. The goal is to make sure that your training and your attitudes do not damage the body or the psyche of you or your partners.
SYSTEMA is also known as "Poznai Sebya" or "Know Yourself". Its roots are in the Russian Orthodox Christian Faith. The key belief is that whatever happens to us, good or bad, has only one ultimate purpose: to create the best possible conditions for each person to understand himself. SYSTEMA allows us to gain the true strength of spirit that comes from humility and clarity of purpose.
Here is what others had to say about Systema:
"Simple, highly effective ... truly the only martial art you need to know to live in the real world." - New Mexico Law Enforcement Journal
"No rules, no belts, no nonsense. The System: a fighting art without all the needless baggage." - Black Belt Magazine