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Visitors Welcome

Since its opening in 1993, visitors from around the world have always been coming for training to our school. Our staff and local students are happy to help, share the knowledge, to offer rides, and enjoy the positive interaction.


Where is Systema HQ

Systema Headquarters School by Vladimir Vasiliev is located in the northern part of Toronto, Canada, in the area called Thornhill. The exact address is: 39 Glen Cameron Rd. Unit #2 Thornhill, ON, Canada L3T 1P1
The airport is Toronto’s Pearson International (YYZ).
View directions and transportation.

When to Visit

Any time of the year is a great time to visit. Check the current seminars schedule to see when Vladimir is out of town. When you have your tentative visit dates, please email us to confirm.

The best and most important event hosted by our school is Systema Camp. Held once in 2 years, away from the city at the wooded lakeside, the next Camp is planned for August 2018. Stay tuned for further announcements.


How Long to Stay

The durations depends on your objectives and availability. Some visitors drop in for just one class and some move to Toronto to train for a year or more. A concise and intensive course of study could be as follows: every class taken daily for a one month period, that is over 40 group classes. Some private sessions may also be added.

Group Classes

Group classes are held daily Monday through Saturday, a total of 10 for adults and 3 for kids every week. Visitors may choose which days they wish to attend or join all the available classes during their stay. View schedule.

Private Sessions

Private lessons are usually done by one of our senior assistant instructors, the times are flexible and scheduled by appointment.

Who is Teaching

The head instructor, Vladimir Vasiliev, teaches the majority of group classes himself. You can get personal attention and have your questions answered right in class. Every instructor at Systema HQ team is highly skilled and experienced in Systema, trained and certified by Vladimir Vasiliev.

  • Vladimir Vasiliev
    Head Instructor
  • Adam Zettler
  • Brendon Zettler
  • Igor Ponizov
  • Jason Priest
  • Eric Torres
  • Jamie Lippiatt
  • Ivan Butsan
  • Yuri Minski

Visitors Fees*

Current rates are based on the number of classes taken.
A one class drop-in fee is $20.
One week of all 10 classes taken is $100 (at $10 per class)
One month of over 40 classes taken is $250 (at $6 per class)
Fees can be individually adjusted and customized according to the duration
of stay and number of classes taken.

*Note that rates for all local memberships follow a different structure

Visit as a Group

A group of up to 16 visitors can join the regular classes. A visiting group can also reserve their own training sessions with one of Systema HQ instructors. The study topics and program can be customized based on the interests and goals of the group. These particular training sessions may be recorded.

Instructor Evaluations

A visitor who wishes to be certified to teach Systema can apply to be evaluated by Vladimir Vasiliev during their stay. More in-depth training and specific instructor-related feedback can be provided in this case. An aspiring Systema instructor application form can be submitted before or upon the visitor’s arrival to the HQ school. Request the application form by email.

Accommodation

There are a number of hotels in Toronto and Thornhill. Prices range from $45 per night and up. You may request a list local accommodations to be emailed to you.

The most convenient location is Liberty Suites Hotel, Vaughan, 500 meters away (5 minute walk) from Systema HQ school. Cafes, restaurants and stores are nearby.
Hotel rates per night include breakfast: from $149 for studio, $159 for double suite for up to 4 people.
To get lower rates at this hotel, book over the phone toll free: 1-844-604-9400,
or 1-905-604-9400 or email the manager Anita at: anita@libertysuites.ca. Be sure to mention that you are with Systema Headquarters.

Recently visiting students have also had good experiences with Airbnb.com. It allows you to search for various types of accomodation from renting a room for 1 person to a large apartment or house for a larger group. There is a wide range of price options.

Sightseeing

Toronto is the biggest city in Canada and one of the most beautiful ones. Numerous sights include large and diverse downtown, the famous CN Tower, scenic Harbourfront, Holy Trinity Russian Church, the Russian saunas, museums, galleries, shopping, Niagara Falls can be a day trip, and lots more.


Preparation

It is highly recommend that you study from at least some of the instructional books, DVDs or downloadable films prior to making the trip. This will greatly enhance your participation in classes and your progress with Systema skills. http://www.russianmartialart.com/catalog/



Entering Canada

Visitors to Canada require a passport or travel document valid for at least 6 months past the date of entry into Canada. Some countries also require a visitor’s visa. Your travel agent should be able to assist with that.

Free DVD

To receive a Free 2 hour DVD with Systema instructional lessons, demos and previews, as well as a catalog, please provide your postal mailing address.


For any additional information email: training@RussianMartialArt.com
or call the head office: 1-905-881-4711.


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