Not long to go until this year's Summer Camp! If you have never been to one of our camps before and wonder what to expect, here's a quick guide!
Start time - people will be arriving from 4pm on the Friday. You will have some time to set up camp, get settled in and have a cup of tea!
The weekend will start Friday evening with an introductory talk followed by preparation work for the weekend and the first set of training drills
Sunday starts with some more training drills and chance to run through any work you would like help with or have questions about. The training will finish with a cool down massage session, de-brief and handing out of certificates
All training will be held outdoors, so please bring appropiate clothing. Terrain is a mixture of field, woodland and urban
There are toilet facilities on site. Accomodation is camping - so please bring a tent / sleeping bag. There will be a 10-person tent available on a first come first served basis, so if you need a space, let us know!
Food and drink - please bring water and snacks and drinks for the BBQ. All other food will be provided
People are sometimes worried by how tough the training may be or whether they can handle the weekend.
Firstly, we run different camps at different levels of intensity - this camp is for people with prior Systema experience and is "mid-level" in terms of intensity
Secondly, in line with all our training all activities are strictly voluntary and no-one is denigrated on ability and performance
Thirdly the aim of our camps is to provide an environment in which you can learn new skills and test existing skills.
We stress that the camp is much more than doing a regular class while stood in a field, it is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the training for a couple of days
Fourthly - we want you to enjoy yourself! Again, just like our regular classes our aim is not to churn out blank-faced super-serious martial-art commandos but to teach you real skills and have fun while doing it! The Saturday night BBQ is a chance to relax with some drink and food round the fire, swap stories and jokes and get a break from the everday routine
If you have any questions get in touch - Ed, Rory and myself look forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks time!