That's a very good point Prizewriter, my day good is working in IT and when I get stuck on a problem i often find wandering off to get a coffee gives me the break I need to come up with a solution..

I think the type of martial art has a lot to do with how you cope after missing training for a while. When I use to do Kickboxing missing a couple of weeks meant I lost the flexibility for kicks that I normally had. However because Systema is a more natural form of self defense I think it's easier for your brain to remember what it nows... (in my opinion anyway).