Mats or no mats?

This last Saturday we pulled out the thick Judo mats stowed away in the storeroom of our gym. One of our students had recently started asking for more focused sessions on massage so that we can develop greater relaxation and sensitivity and since everyone agreed, I had the pleasure of devoting the entire Saturday’s back to […]

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Daniil Ryabko in Singapore

Russian Martial Art Systema Singapore International Seminar with Daniil Ryabko Introducing Daniil Ryabko, son of the founder of Systema – Mikhail Ryabko. This is the first time Daniil has come to South East Asia and we are looking forward to hosting him and training under his guidance. Topics for the seminar will cover internal work […]

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Breath as foundation of movement

The recent “Asymmetric Response” seminar by Ryo Onishi (hosted by Systema Jogjakarta Indonesia) and the surrounding events gave me something I cannot forget – it gave me a much deeper understanding into the foundational nature our breath plays in our lives and how it not only permeates but forms a natural basis for everything we […]


International Seminar: COMBATIVES AND INTERNAL WORK with Ryo Onishi [22-23 July 2017]

Russian Martial Art Systema International Seminar Topic: COMBATIVES AND INTERNAL WORK with Ryo Onishi, highly recommended senior instructor by Mikhail Ryabko and Vladimir Vasiliev Description: In the martial arts world there is a tension between the softer “internal” styles and the harder “external” forms. With the advent of the phenomenon of the Mixed Martial Arts […]



STRIKES: SYSTEMA MASTERY Andy Cefai and Scott McQueen are back with the latest training updates from their recent trip to Japan! Join us as we do a special review of the work covered in the recent seminar by Vladimir Vasiliev In Tokyo. Topics include: Good striking technique Proper breathing Exercises to improve striking power Freedom of […]

Acting, Reacting and Overreacting

Today’s Systema lesson was relatively simple. Meant to be a sort of evaluation class, we went through the absolute fundamentals of breathing, relaxation, movement and form. One of the drills included being pushed by our partners and letting the push through without letting the tension get stuck inside. I found myself much more stuck than […]