Systema is an ancient Russian martial art adapted for use in modern warfare by the Russian Special Operations.


Needing the fastest and most effective training regime for their elite fighters and undercover operatives the Soviets experimented with many combat arts only to rediscover the most deadly and sophisticated among their own traditional Slavic hill-fighting roots.

Until recently Systema was hidden in the highest levels of the Soviet classification, only to be opened up to the West by Russian Masters Vladimir Vasiliev and Mikhail Ryabko.

Subtle, brutal and uncompromising it covers all aspects of combat training from hand-to-hand to the use of weapons in any and all combat environments.

“With no forms or kata to memorize, no techniques, no belts, no predetermined attitudes to conform to, just natural movement that can be practiced for a lifetime…” – Black Belt Magazine

Monthly Systema Fee: $80.00

Systema and Combat

Systema focuses on a wide range of combat topics. This includes but is not limited to hand to hand combat, defense against weapons, ground fighting, multiple attackers, clothing as a weapon, fighting in confined spaces and the psychological aspects of combat. Specifically, controlling your fear and emotions during a fight or any high stress event.

Combined with the health exercises, Systema creates a cohesive method of training. Everything done in Systema is connected and flows seamlessly. Systema is much more than a martial art. It’s a complete set of principles and training components to enhance one’s life. Each class will leave you feeling more confident in your abilities, as well as being restored in body and spirit.

Systema and Kids

Systema is one of the world’s most effective forms of combat for military and civilian use but as you’ve read it isnt all about fighting and warfare. Even young children can enjoy the rewards and health benefits of Systema.

Children will focus on learning the 4 principles of Systema – Breathing, Relaxation, Movement and Structure. However, the goals for children greatly differ from those of adults or adolescents.

Using specially designed training games, movement exercises and partner drills, they will have fun while getting healthier and learning fundamental skills for self defense.

Systema will greatly improve their:

  • Listening and social skills
  • Attitudes at home and school
  • Respect for others
  • Humility and Kindness
  • Decision making, memory and cognition
  • Strength, mobility and balance
  • Ability to handle fear and stress

Health Benefits

While most athletic disciplines provide health benefits, the truth is pain and injury still occur and often does. The beauty of Systema is that it’s designed to prevent and even restore painful or injured areas of the body. It prepares the mind and body through safe and challenging breathing exercises, movement drills and massage.

Systema Health Practices will improve:

  • Joints, ligaments and tendons
  • Musculoskeletal relationship
  • Mobility on the ground and standing
  • Blood circulation and blood pressure
  • Immune system
  • Excess tension