No rules. No belts. No nonsense. The System – a fighting art without all the needless baggage.
– Black Belt Magazine
Systema is the people’s system, passed down from parent to child, generation to generation, cultivated on the battlefields of Russia. To put it simply, Russian Systema isn’t just another martial art. This system not only builds an individual’s fighting skill; but also builds a better person. Systema teaches you about yourself and the word around you. No strict rules, no structure, no uniforms, no rituals, and no belts.
Systema is a complete system, your system. You will learn hand to hand combat, ground fighting, and weapons defense and application. You take what you learn in class and make it your own, allowing your body adapt to any given situation. To know Systema is to know yourself. Instead of techniques, you will learn four important principles in your systema training. The four principles that will help you discover new things about yourself are breathing, movement, relaxation, and form. Understanding these four principles will open doors you never knew were closed to you.
Studying Systema will make you a strong and confident person by providing three components of a true warrior that are essential to anyone; combat skill, a strong spirit, and a healthy body.