Defending Against Multiple Attackers
It can be just as likely that your personal safety is placed under threat from more than one attacker. The skills one may develop to work against one opponent may be counter productive if confronted with 2 or more assailants. Unfortunately it will not be like the movies where one attacker is dealt with and then the next attacks and so on until sequentially your foes are all dealt with.
We often talk about Systema being a survival system and in situations such as this, then that is very much what it needs to be. Our training helps you to remain as calm as possible and to conserve your precious energy. If you are fighting multiple people then burning through your adrenaline in 1 minute to be left gasping for air is not a good situation. By extending your ability to keep functioning and to move and position effectively to deal with each immediate threat is crucial.
We regularly do what we call the Bear Pit where multiple attackers will come at you with hands or feet or weapons. These drills are essential training to begin to develop the abilities to survive in the multiple attacker scenario.