Systema For Life

Systema For Life

Episode 65: Patrick McLean

December 28, 2018

Conversation with Patrick McLean - author, Systema Instructor, and founder of Systema Matthews and RoughHousePlay.

Patrick is a fascinating, sharp-witted fellow, with a substantial background in traditional Japanese locking arts (jujitsu, Daito-ryu, Aikido). Here, we discuss how finding Systema changed his practice of martial arts And critically, how becoming a parent put him a mission toward "re-wilding" children starved of movement and risk in the modern world, and inspired the creation of his Systema-based 'RoughHouse classes.

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