Fear Shrinks The Brain

Just recently my wife and I have been getting into the TV series “The Walking Dead”. We have had a massive watch-a-thone going from series 1. We were well into series 5 episode 13 when one of the characters, ” Aaron” said “Fear shrinks the brain”. Now those four words hit a chord with me, and most probably would for any student of Systema, but I thought what is it actually telling me? Is he claiming that the brain physically reduces in size when it encounters fear? Well I am not qualified to say yes or no to that question,… Continue reading

Martial Arts Social Media

I, like a lot of the people reading this blog, use social media on a regular basis. I am not concerned with posting up stasis on how I am feeling or what particular food I ate for my breakfast, I rather like to use the social media tool as a method of discussion and connection with others. I have noticed of late that many people in the martial arts community seem to have issues with video clips posted on sites such as YouTube or Instagram showing aspects of an art that doesn’t fit in well with the conventional ideas of… Continue reading