I have always been drawn to martial arts and self defense and have tried several, each with their own merits, but what draws and connects me best to Kwan Lee’s Systema classes are how highly adaptable, relaxed and calm yet brutally effective they can be. Systema, to me, is strength from a new perspective. It is a martial art in which I can feel equal to and not at a disadvantage to the men in the room. We all do the same things, spar with each other and learn from each other.
Systema teaches street survival skills, recovery, preparation, and how not to panic but stay calm and focused in intense situations. The unique breath work and relaxation techniques it is based on have helped me in other areas of my life and my stress levels have dropped significantly.
The first time I watched a class and then took a class I wondered if I had lost my mind!!! But 2 years later I am more dedicated than ever in continuing on this Path and would highly recommend training with Kwan Lee and instructors Art Cuellar and Baron Quan at Balanced Path.
I have also taken the 30 minute Pathfinder Fitness classes and find it a perfect way to end the work day. An intense, challenging, fun workout that allows me to get it done and get on with the evening.