In 2005, John Giduck warned us about something very important to him:

“however, law enforcement professionals must beware of some claiming to be Russian hand-to-hand experts. Few have had any substantial military training – with the exception of actual former Russian Spetsnaz commandos – or spent years living and training in that country. Over the years as the Russian System has become better known, I have come to realize that there are a large number of would-be practitioners who have reduced an excellent combat system to little more than graceful, choreographed movement that looks more like Chinese Wushu forms competitions, than it does the unarmed combat actually  trained and utilized by Russia’s elite warriors.”

Perhaps John Giduck was in actuality referring to this guy