Taos Systema is closed as of Nov 1 2022.
Know Thy Self
Systema is a martial art that develops out of you! It utilizes two simple and time honored techniques for learning: PLAY and stress innoculation training. It is a methodology for learning self control, movement, self defense and combat survival. It treats the human being as a whole: body, mind and soul. The goal is not just to become a better fighter or learn some self defense (that's just the icing on the cake). The goal is to become a better human.
Systema has a circular curriculum. It has eight basic skill sets that we cycle through about every two months. The skills, conditioning and understanding become deeper with every repeat of the cycle. The process is based on the natural development of children, crawling rolling and falling. Then moving on to walking, and low level acrobatics, and finally working with objects in the environment and weapons.
The process, done properly, is slow work that reprograms and rebuilds our bodies and minds, awakening a more natural self. "The work" takes fear and aggression out of fighting through a system of stress inoculation training specifically designed heal and prevent psychological scaring.
You will learn to control your fear, panic and anger in the worst situations in order to survive. Train for worst case scenarios; over-powered, out-numbered, attacked with weapons or in a confined space.
If you are looking for martial arts in the Taos area that relaxes the mind, trains the body and polishes the soul, Systema may be for you.
Every training partner is a teacher and student. We seek to understand ourselves through our interactions with each other and as a group.
Full Circle Acupunture/
Suit 3, 1027 Salazar
The Enchanted Plaza
Dress in comfortable, free moving clothing. Adults and responsible teenagers welcome. No experience needed, all levels welcome.