Hand-to-Hand Combat
SYSTEMA HAND-TO-HAND training reveals the true way of self-defense. Experts call it the most important contribution to the worldwide movement of life and combat training.  Vladimir Vasiliev and highly experienced instructors at Systema HQ offer great knowledge and skill in the art of SYSTEMA – the fighting system of the ancient Russian warriors.  You will study all aspects of unarmed hand-to-hand combat including a multitude of fascinating drills and ideas, ways to develop endurance, sensitivity, striking power, unique use of the body for defense and attack, and total control of any empty-hand attack with emphasis on breathing, continuity, economy of motion, and unpredictable moves.
Ground Fighting
Unique strategies to overcome any conceivable attack from all angles and positions, defeat multiple attackers and disarm weapons – all from the ground.  Learn how to fight from the ground unarmed against one or more opponents who try to grab, choke, kick and punch you, stab you with knives, immobilize your limbs, have you mounted and apply other forms of attack.  Learn the tactics to develop breathing, avoid injuries, optimize your body and strengthen your psyche. From basic form and movement progress to the exceptional dynamic free-flow drills, unlock your ultimate potential and free yourself from the worst opponents – fear and tension.

Disarming Weapons
Unique use and defense against a knife, stick, or a gun.  Learn to gain complete control of single or multiple armed attackers. Master both the fundamental and advanced tactics while empty-handed or armed yourself. Explore the incredible ways of turning common items in your surrounding into highly effective tools of protection.  Learn to conquer not just dangerous weapons, but even greater threats: your own stiffness, vulnerability and fear.

Warm-up Exercises
Specialized military exercises enable you to achieve complete physical warm-up and energy balance in just a few minutes. Previously known to Russia’s secret groups only, these exercises will not only give you strength, flexibility and endurance, but also a high level of awareness and confidence.  Combined with one of a kind Russian Breath Training, these exercises provide the true foundation for every physical activity of your life.

Breathing and Health
Enhance your health and conditioning, remove stress and rejuvenate through unique Systema practices of static and dynamic breathwork exercises. No previous experience or fitness level is required, this is how you get in shape physically and psychologically. Individual training process for every participant based on his/her abilities and goals. Ideal for athletes who wish to maximize performance, for professionals in high risk settings and for any person wishing to overcome irritability, fatigue and frustrations of everyday life and to gain energy, strength and happiness.

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