System is a fighting system developed by the Russian Military for their elite special forces. In recent years it has been made available to study in the west by Vladimir Vasiliev and Mikhail Rybko. It is characterised by free flowing movement which can adapt to many different random situations and attacks. By the utilisation of movement and breathing which keeps the body mobile and soft, it is possible to work very effectively against an infinite variety of threats, whether on the ground against a knife or standing up against multiple attackers.
Primarily Systema is about survival and living a life free of fear and stress. Systema is not something you learn in the dojo and leave behind at the end of the lesson, it becomes part of you and every breath you take leaves your body in control of its health and safety.
Systema is suitable for Male and Female students looking for a martial art that quickly provides the skills for effective self defence.