You see, systema isin't the problem, if we keep it out of military thread. I don't know much about systema, really i don't care, couse im on muay thai and sambo training. Sambo is the sport that all russians should proud. And yep, many super systema trainers in the west are opurtunist, some of them aren't really a russians, mainly atracting people who was other side of iron curtain and still "represating" russian army. I agree, i see basic fighting principies, but what i see, it's kind of aikido, or karate. Works when u play the rules(It would be funny to see, how those tricks would work on me ), and to unexperienced eye, it looks good.