Training with Fedor Tarabukin

Back in mid-December 2016, I returned to St. Petersburg for a 3-week break. I went back for two main reasons:

A Cossack media site in the Donbass

Fort Russ recently published an interesting piece: Cossack Media Group on the Frontline of Donbass Journalism.

A request to systema teachers: start streaming!

So, seven months after I decided to dive into work, the slow season has returned.

RCM: zombies on the horizon. Strategy vs tactics.

Two weeks after the UK voted to leave the European Union, I’m sitting in a hotel room in Wuhan, sipping

A change of plan

With a great sense of disappointment, I decided last weekend not to attend Andrey Karimov’s seminar in May. The reasons

White Russians in China

I recently bought and downloaded one of Andrey Karimov’s videos via Olivia Overturf’s Cowboys and Cossacks site: Australian Cossack with

May 2016: Instructor training course with Andrey Karimov in Russia

This post is not original content, and I’ll add to it as more information becomes available. The main source is

Balalaika tutorial review

I recently posted about having bought some video tutorials for the balalaika. I was pretty happy to have got them


Quite some time ago, I favourited a clip on YouTube because of the Cossack song – “Lyuba, bratsy, lyuba” –

Balalaika Parts 1 & 2

I recently bought two video downloads from Olivia’s Cowboys and Cossacks store: Balalaika, Part 1 and Part 2, the first