I must admit I had never heard of Systema, a Russian martial art, nor did I know of a place called Systema Serbia, which teaches it to civilians and Russian soldiers alike.
But that all changed after I watched a video from their Facebook page, in which the soldiers are seen gracefully sliding down stairs on their bellies, butts, and crotches (yowch!) for some tacti-cool reason. There is apparently some teaching in regards to doing rolls down stairs, but this just looks dumb and downright painful:
Calling aviation geeks in New York City: The British are coming.
In their first visit to the United States since 2008, the Royal Air Force "Red Arrows" will perform an aerial demonstration next week over the Hudson River, according to an Air Force news release. F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, the Air Force Thunderbirds and Navy Blue Angels demonstration teams will also be part of the show.
QUETTA, Pakistan/KABUL (Reuters) - The brother of the leader of the Afghan Taliban was among at least four people killed in a bomb blast at a mosque in Pakistan on Friday, two Taliban sources told Reuters, an attack that could affect efforts to end the Afghan war.