Whether you are a veteran martial artist, curious about martial arts in general, or Systema specifically, you will find no better place than Delaware Systema. The instructor, Kevin Huke, is a world class teacher. I consider Kevin to be a high level Systema practitioner, and his knowledge and skills are evident in his teaching, and the way he conducts his classes. He is humble and open minded, and the classes will challenge you in a way that is both fun and supportive.
On a personal note, my girlfriend and I were robbed at gun point. And by falling back on my training, I was able to stay calm, keeping the situation from escalating, and was able to give a description of the suspect, who was caught. I credit the skills learned through my Systema training at Delaware Systema. Systema helped keep me alive.
If you live in the area, and are curious to explore this Russian Martial Art, I can’t think of a better place!
– Jason Swanson, Creator of the blog The Future of Martial Arts.
I have been involved in the martial arts in one form or another since 1976 and a practitioner of Systema for the last eight years. The only complaint I have of Systema is that I did not find out about it earlier. I currently have 27+ years in law enforcement and have been heavily involved in the defensive tactics training of officers and street safety classes for women.
I found that Systema was definitely an art I had to feel to believe. When I first saw the Delaware Systema group working out, their movements first appeared be too relaxed and smooth to be effective. So after joining the group for a workout and picking myself up off the floor for the third time, I became a true believer.
It has been my experience that Systema is the most effective and natural of all the martial arts that I have experienced. It’s also my belief that Systema provides a practitioner with much more than a means of self-defense and can truly benefit all aspects of a person’s life.
– John M., Law Enforcement Officer
Systema builds on your body’s intuitive responses to attacks and other stressors instead of relying on preset memorized patterns of movement. In addition to the martial aspect, Systema lessons are extremely beneficial for dealing with fear and anxiety in other aspects of life. You will learn how to deal with crowds and confined spaces, as well as multiple attackers and weapon encounters. The skills I developed while training with Delaware Systema have been beneficial to me in my law enforcement career. I highly recommend training with Delaware Systema.
– Kurt M., Federal Law Enforcement Agent
With Systema, I’m able to understand my body and what it’s capable of doing. I also have a better understanding of fear and uncertainty within myself. Systema is incredibly empowering.
– Eric Fernandez, Student