Systema Breathing: The Secrets of the Russian Masters
since that last incident I've been taking the bus with the same gentleman I had a problem with. Yesterday I was alone with him in the bus ride home when, all of a sudden, the gentleman called my name. He said "hey, sam" I turned around and responded with "yes" in a pleasant tone of voice. He proceeded to apologize for his behavior and asked my forgiveness for the whole incident. He said he did not know what came over him that day but that he was really sorry. I assured him I did not held any resentment against him. He proceed to tell me that he was hurting inside as if something was tearing him apart because of the incident,. He said " you did nothing wrong, I'm ashamed of myself for treating you the way I did." I, again told him it was ok and that I would like to be his friend. He accepted and we shook hands.
He was visibly shaken and humble in his apology. As we talked further I told him I'm in the process of opening a business. He asked me what? and I told him I am a bodyguard and martial art instructor and will open an academy soon in my area in Vacaville, CA soon. He said " oh, god I'm glad you did not respond in kind or I would be in serious trouble. I told him that in the systema we try to avoid such encounters whenever possible. I also told him that the Systema is a christian based martial art. He again apologized and said he also was a christian (catholic) and was ashamed of his behavior.
As we parted ways he said he was feeling much better and that I was a better man than he was. I invited him to take classes with me in So. San fracisco, Ca as I teach a few people on lunch time.