north America

39 Glen Cameron Road Unit #2 Thornhill, Ontario Canada - L3T 1P1

(905) 881-4711

Systema Headquarters Toronto

PHILOSOPHY: In our classes, seminars, and instructional materials, the objective is to facilitate self-actualization through the learning process of the physical, psychological, and survival skills that are offered by Systema Russian Martial Art.

WHO ARE THE STUDENTS: Systema is ideal for people with no martial arts background and is an excellent complementary skill set for soldiers and officers in law enforcement and security, as well as, experienced fighters of any martial arts and military backgrounds.

CLASS SIZE: To ensure individual approach and fast learning, average class size is 10-30 people.

AGE: Training is open to anyone 16 years of age and older.

INSTRUCTORS: Vladimir Vasiliev teaches most of the classes himself. Highly trained Senior Instructors are also available to teach classes, thus you learn first hand from top experts.

CLOTHING: There are no uniforms. Sweatpants and t-shirt or any comfortable street clothing is recommended.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES: We also offer PRIVATE LESSONS, VIDEO SESSIONS, CORPORATE TRAINING, SPECIALIZED INSTRUCTION and SEMINARS that are available along with any other component of training by appointment.


Holiday Closures

School closed for Victoria Day May 20, 2013

School closed for Canada Day July 01, 2013

School closed for Canadian Civic Holiday August 05, 2013

School closed for Labour Day September 02, 2013


Systema Martial Art Training 
Ages 16 & up

Monday 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:30 pm; 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:30 pm; 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday 11:15 am - 12:45 pm


Systema Health & Breathing Ages 12 & up

Monday 6:15 pm -7:15 pm
Wednesday 6:15 pm -7:15 pm


Systema Martial Art Training for Youth

Tuesday 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Vladimir Vasiliev
Trained since: 1993

1928 Tigertail Blvd., Dania Beach, FL 33004

+1 954 364 7516

David Merrell

Systema Miami - Florida USA

We practice the Russian Martial Art as taught by our teachers Mikhail Ryabko and Vladimir Vasiliev. Our classes in South Florida focus on real-world self-defense and incorporate elements of psychology, physiology, physics and strategy. We are a school certified by Systema Chief Instructor Vladimir Vasiliev and affiliated with our local Senior Instructor David Merrell in West Palm Beach. We have training available several days a week, workshops every two weeks and seminars every other month. For more information visit our website at or email us at Systema Miami is located at the Technon Tactical training academy in Dania Beach, Florida.


Tue & Thu: 1900-2100.

Wed: 0930-1030.

Wed: Open Mat Session (by appointment) 1900-2100.


5291 Denman Rd., Denman Island, BC, V0R 1T0

(250) 218 8097

Vali Majd

Denman Island BC, Canada

Our unique school offers much more than Martial arts and self defence. For one thing we are located on a small Island and our facilities are located in beautiful rain forest. Unlike many gyms, dojos, clubs and martial arts school, ours is a one of a kind educational facility where training is not an activity, but a way of life. The curriculum is complex- from health, conditioning, fitness, communications and close protection, to team work, martial history, philosophy, weapons, strategies, stealth, students will carefully and methodically be exposed to the vastness of conflict, violence, harmony and serenity all of which are part of the Warrior’s path. Along the way, our students learn skills that will stay with them while walking the face of this earth.


Tue & Thu: 1900-2100.

Wed: 0930-1030.

Wed: Open Mat Session (by appointment) 1900-2100.


1139 Mary Street North, Oshawa Ontario, Canada

(905) 244-0391

Troy White

Oshawa Systema

Oshawa Systema is taught by Troy White who first started training under Vladimir Vasiliev in the mid 90's and is the Original Russian Martial Art school serving Oshawa, Whitby and the Durham Region. Troy continues to practice and teach Russian Martial Art as taught by his teachers Mikhail Ryabko and Vladimir Vasiliev. Our dynamic classes are taught keeping three main criteria in mind for the art: - It must be Easy to Understand and Learn! - It must be Simple to Apply! - It must be Devastatingly Effective for real-world self-defense! Troy was first certified by Systema Chief Instructor Vladimir Vasiliev in 1999 and has also trained under Mikhail Ryabko a number of times. 


Our Classes are Monday and Wednesday Evenings starting at 8:30 PM.

18W 18th street Rm.504, Manhattan, NY 10011


Systema Manhattan, New York


Tu 6:30-8pm
We 7-8:30pm
Th 6:30-8pm
Sa 12-1:30pm

Edgars Cakuls

401 Donlands Avenue, Toronto, Ontario Canada - M4J-3S2


Toronto, FightClub

FightClub has a dynamic and refreshing approach to learning self defense. Classes teach the importance of protecting yourself, loved ones and physical fitness. We teach you practical, functional, modern martial arts skills and the value of staying healthy. You'll see that regular attendance will result in an increase in confidence, stress reduction and greatly improve your quality of life. Regardless of your age, or how out of shape you are, FIGHTCLUB delivers a way for you to train your body and mind through work in SYSTEMA [aka: CNCTEMA - Russian Martial Arts]. Our approach educates and gives you knowledge that is practical in your everyday life. New Members Welcome!

- Training and teaching Systema under Vladimir Vasiliev and Mikhail Ryabko since 1994.


- Over 25 years of experience in a variety of martial arts. 


- In 2003 he started his own school - FightClub where he is the Owner & Chief Instructor. 


Monday11:00 am - 12:30 pm
06:30 pm - 07:15 pm
07:30 pm - 09:00 pmMartial Arts
Youth (All ages)
Martial Arts

Tuesday09:15 am - 10:15 am
06:30 pm - 07:15 pm
07:30 pm - 09:00 pmFit Body
Youth (6+)
Martial Arts

Wednesday11:00 am - 12:30 pm
06:30 pm - 07:15 pm
07:30 pm - 09:00 pmMartial Arts
Youth (All ages)
Martial Arts

Thursday09:15 am - 10:15 am
06:30 pm - 07:15 pm
07:30 pm - 09:00 pmFit Body
Youth (6+)
Martial Arts

Friday07:30 pm - 09:00 pmMartial Arts

Saturday10:00 am - 10:45 am
11:00 pm - 12:30 pmYouth (All ages)
Martial Arts

Sunday10:00 am -11:30 am
12:00 pm - 03:00 pmYoga
Workshops & Seminars

  • No appointment is necessary to observe or train at any of the classes.

  • Kettle Bell training sessions by appointment. Call 416-200-0200

  • Private classes are available by appointment. Call 416-200-0200

Emmanuel Manolakakis
Trained since: 1994

Richmond Russian Martial Art

Russian Martial Art Richmond is the only certified school in the Richmond VA area teaching Systema as practiced by Vladimir Vasiliev and Mikhail Ryabko.


Monday and Wednesday 7:00 p.m to 8:30 p.m 

All classes are 1 hour and 30 minutes in length 

12285 Patterson Ave‎ Henrico, VA 23238

(804) 554-1919

Emmanuel Manolakakis
Trained since: 1994


- Training in Systema with Mikhail Ryabko and Vladimir Vasiliev since 2003 - Over 15 years experience in various martial arts - Master of Sciences in Applied Physics









3919 Wesley Ter. Schiller Park, IL


Dimitri Trufanov

1812 Marsh Road (Branmar Plaza), Wilmington, DE 19810


Delaware Systema

Delaware Sytema has been presenting Russian Martial Art Systema since 2002 at Pat Caputo's American Karate Studio in Wilmington, Delaware.  We are proud to be the first and only Systema group certified under Vladimir Vasiliev to teach Systema in Delaware.


Sytema classes are held Monday and Wednesday 6:30pm - 8pm and on Saturdays 10:30am - 12pm.

There are no Systema classes on Saturdays in August.

Kevin Huke

4554 Indianola Ave, Columbus, Ohio

Columbus, Ohio

Training sessions are schedule twice weekly on Tuesday evening from 8:30 – 9:30 and Sunday afternoons from 12:30 – 2:00. Session content varies, but regularly includes hand-to-hand combat, strikes, weapon skills & defense, rolling, multiple attackers, ground fighting, and joint locks. Breathing, relaxation, posture, and movement exercises are part of every class. There are no required uniforms, any comfortable street or exercise clothing will do.


Training sessions are schedule twice weekly on Tuesday evening from 8:30 – 9:30 and Sunday afternoons from 12:30 – 2:00.  Classes are held at the Aikido School of Central Ohio at 4554 Indianola Ave, with the exception of the first Sunday of each quarter.  These classes are held at Whetstone Park at the green arrow on the map.  The next outdoor class will be help Sunday April 3rd.

7117 Maple Ave Takoma Park, MD 20912


DC Systema

We are a certified school in the Washington, DC metropolitan area to study the Russian Martial Art of Systema as taught by our teachers Mikhail Ryabko and Vladimir Vasiliev. Our purpose is to offer the public the opportunity to study Russian Martial Art for one's personal development. Along with regular classes we offer special workshops and host seminars taught by other certified Systema instructors.


Group Classes: Thursdays 7:30pm-9:00pm, Saturdays 1:30pm-3:00pm Private and Semi-Private Classes: Tuesday evenings and Sunday afternoons

Jonathan Han
Trained since: 2005

NC Systema

NC Systema holds regular group classes, private classes, and seminars in the NC Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill Triangle area. All classes taught by fully certified instructors, who train under Vladimir Vasiliev at Toronto RMA HQ.


Tuesdays 7:30-9:30pm Wednesdays 7:30-9:30pm Fridays 6:30-8:00pm Sundays 2:00-4:00pm

6118 Farrington Road, Chapel Hill, North Carolina


Main location: Chapel Hill Quest Center, 6118 Farrington Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 2ndary location: Revolution Self Defense, 8720 US70, Clayton, NC

Glenn Murphy
Trained since: 2003

310 N. Dillard St.

407 810 2171

Alternative email:

Central Florida Systema

Central Florida Systema is a school dedicated to learning the Russian style of martial art called Systema. Our school is open to anyone regardless of rank or prior experience. All styles are welcome. We will share information, practice movement and work to master this exceptional art to the greatest degree possible. We are the only school in Central Florida that offers Systema and is certified by Vladimir Vasiliev, co founder of this art, and affiliated with Senior Instructor, David Merrell. The Central Florida Systema school is lead by Dr. David Orman. David has been training in a variety of martial arts since 1985, including karate, kendo, aikido, tai qi, and escrima. He hold black belts in Karate, Kumdo and Aikido.


Monday nights, 7pm-8:30 Some Saturdays Private lessons availalbe

David Orman
Trained since: 2006

390 El Camino Real Suite F, Belmont CA 94402

(650) 430-6122

Go to website for further details


Norcal Self Defense/SystemaSF is a group open to all who wish to share, learn and practice simple, realistic, practical techniques and mind set for the purpose of self defense and personal safety. Anyone who wishes to join us is welcome. All ages and levels of fitness can participate. No prior martial arts training is needed. All of us have the right to feel safe and to avoid harm from anyone who seeks to control or injure us. Anyone who would like to join us to practice and share is most welcome.


Monday 6:00 - 7:30 PM Wednesday 6:00 - 7:30 PM Friday 8:00 - 10:30 AM Sunday 10:00 - 12:00 (Alameda Group)

Glenn Murphy
Trained since: 2003

Evolution Martial Arts

Our classes are casual and all are welcome.


Mondays and Fridays 3:30-5pm

1174 W Central Blvd, Coquille, OR


We are located in the Coquille Valley Fitness Center. Please call ahead so that someone can let you in.

John DeArmond
Trained since: 2008

Aikido Heiwa, 6812 196th Street Southwest, Lynnwood, WA 98036 USA

425 773 5172

North Sound Systema

All are welcome, regardless of previous experience or condition. Classes are designed to allow students to explore fundamental principles of systema through a wide variety of topics, including physical and psychological conditioning, striking and body manipulation, ground fighting/wrestling, rolling and falling, weapons, teamwork, multiples, and more. Despite its utilitarian nature, our training is approached as a form of play with the fundamental principle of non-destruction. Combat-oriented exercises are balanced with breath and tension management drills to promote a calm, clear, aware mind and a relaxed, free and mobile body


Group classes Monday nights 6:30-8:30 Private lessons available by appointment

Robert Vyn
Trained since: 2006


We practice the Russian Martial Art as taught by our teachers Mikhail Ryabko and Vladimir Vasiliev. Our classes in Tampa / Riverview offer real-world self-defense and incorporate elements of psychology, physiology, physics and strategy. We are a school certified by Systema Chief Instructor Vladimir Vasiliev. Our motto is "Don't destroy the person, destroy the movement"


Tuesday and Thursday 7pm till 8:30pm

6520 US HWY 301 SUITE A116


Kenny Gonzalez
Trained since: 2002

6520 US HWY 301

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma




Systema Oklahoma

We are dedicated to learning and growing in the Russian Martial Art of Systema as taught by Vladimir Vasiliev and Mikhail Ryabko. Systema Oklahoma is an affiliate school under Systema HQ. Whether you've practiced Systema for years, have a different martial arts background, or absolutely no self-defense experience at all, we'd love to welcome you into the training. If you have any questions or want to get in touch, shoot me an email at Thank you for your interest and I hope to see you soon in class! -Blake


Sunday: 5-7 pm Check the webpage for additional days/times and event news

Blake LeBlanc
Trained since: March 2010

84 Ontario Street, Georgetown, Ontario, Canada


Systema Georgetown

Adults and kids welcome.


Wednesdays 7:30pm-9:00pm EDT Saturdays 8:30am-10:00am EDT

Gary Bernier
Trained since: August 2008

3636 Bee Cave Road Suite 212 Austin TX 78746

(512) 327-2900

Systema instructor certified under Vladimir

Life Ki-do Martial Arts

Life Ki-do® Parenting, Martial Arts, and Life Education empowers children, teens and adults with the essential skills needed to find true inner strength, confidence and happiness from the inside out while cultivating the social intelligence for positive, healthy interactions with others. Our Martial Arts Approach: Martial Arts Curriculum:


Jonathan Hewitt
Trained since: Systema since 2006. Martial Arts in general 25 years

310 Salem Ave. Roanoke Virginia


Roanoke Systema Group

Roanoke Systema Group is a collection of dedicated students founded in 2003 in an effort to support each other in skills development and growth in the Russian Martial Art known as Systema. While members take their training seriously, an atmosphere of fun is present in our classes. Roanoke Systema Group training is overseen by Lloyd Robrecht a certified instructor of Systema under the guidance of Vladimir Vasiliev and Mikhail Ryabko.


Tuesdays and Thursdays 19:00 - 21:00

Lloyd Robrecht
Trained since: 2002

Lexington Systema

A Systema school in Lexington, Virginia offering classes for adults and youth. Women's self-defense classes and classes for senior citizens are available periodically.


Adult classes - Wednesday 7-9 pm, Saturday 1-3 pm. Please contact us for current youth schedule.

60 Cloverleaf Ln, Lexington, VA 24450, USA


Tiffany Lee
Trained since: 2011

707 Johnson Street Victoria BC


Wisdom Athletics

Systema training at Wisdom Athletics offers you “a set of tools to work with”. Tools for building natural and creative inspiration. Systema and Wisdom Athletics lends not just its practice to you, but also its livelihood and community, for the process of Self-actualization through athletics, wisdom, and Russian traditions.


7-9 PM Tuesdays. Weekend training and additional classes when announced either in class or mailing list.

Spiro Spanos
Trained since: 2004

Norcross, Georgia 30071

1-706 490 4631

Systema Atlanta

Atlanta based Systema group teaching Russian Martial Arts by Vladimir Vasiliev and Mikhail Ryabko.


Weekend classes. Frequent workshops open to the public.

Spiro Spanos
Trained since: 2004

Fort Worth Combatives

-Robert Klenka has been training Systema since 2008 - Over 8 years of various martial arts experience - NRA Firearms Instructor - Texas Concealed Handgun Instructor


Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 to 9:00PM

5501 Thelin Street Suite 125, Fort Worth Texas 76108


Robert Klenka
Trained since: 2008

extension Villa Caparra, Guaynabo, PR


Systema Puerto Rico

First Systema School in Puerto Rico


6:30am to 8:00am

Ruben Rivera
Trained since: 2011

Kansas City, MO


Protector Development Institute


Sharing Systema as taught by Vladimir Vasiliev and Mikhail Ryabko.


Tuesday Nights 6:00PM to 8:00PM Wednesday Mornings 6:30AM to 8:30AM

Stephen Crews
Trained since: 2009

Systema-Berkoot GROUP

Systema-Berkoot Group has been providing Personal Protection Training for all residents, professionals of different categories.


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 7:00 - 8:30 Private classes are appointed by Instructor based on scheduling availability.

2051 Main Street Sarasota Florida 34237


Alex Popeskou
Trained since: 2002

237 East Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA


North County Systema

Providing training in Russian Martial Art - Systema - in the North San Diego County area.


Tuesday and Thursday: 5:30 - 7:00 PM Saturday: 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Michael Muckin
Trained since: 2006

Charlotte Systema

Charlotte Systema is located inside the Ultimate Gym in the NoDa area of Charlotte. 


Classes are Monday & Thursday 6:30pm-8:00pm, Friday 11am-12:30pm and the 1st/3rd Saturday of the month 10am-12:30pm. 

401 East 35th Street Charlotte, NC 28205


Mark Jakabcsin

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Only Systema school in Alberta. Training twice a week and seminars about twice a year.


Monday and Wednesday 7:00 p.m to 8:30 p.m 

All classes are 1 hour and 30 minutes in length 

11024 Oakfield Drive SW


Dmitry Grygoryev

Systema Princeton

Systema Princeton has been providing Systema education in Princeton since 2009.


Thursday 7-9PM, Sunday 5-7PM

Princeton, New Jersey


Michael Muckin
Trained since: 2006

8113 Ridgepoint Drive, Suite 204, Irving, TX 75063 USA



At BigDSystema we have a group of very dedicated Systema practitioners that enjoy exploring, learning and sharing ideas about this Russian martial art. All ages, physical shapes and backgrounds are welcome. Lets have Systema fun together.


MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY: 6:00pm - 7:00pm TUESDAY AND THURSDAY: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Daniel Gutierrez
Trained since: 2010

Tidewater Systema

Our school is certified by Vladimir Vasiliev and led by three instructors in two locations: Virginia Beach and Newport News, Virginia, USA.


Monday, Wednseday, Thursday 1900-2100. Newport News Saturday 1500-1800 Virginia Beach

3636 Virginia Beach blvd Virginia Beach VA 23452


  • Misha Karlov, Tidewater Systema Instructor Virginia Beach Adam Garrison Tidewater Systema Instructor Newport News : 11836 Fishing Point dr. suite 500 Newport News, VA

Misha Karlov
Trained since: 2008

Systema Orlando

2 hours of training twice a week on Systema fundamentals, strikes, weapons and fitness.


Mondays and Thursdays 5 -7 PM

500 Delaney Ave. Orlando, FL.


Carlos Guzman
Trained since: 2007