Systema Schools of Russian Martial Art

Systema Russian Martial Art has over 250 affiliate schools and instructors across the world.

Only the schools listed on this page are currently certified and recognized to teach Systema as presented by Vladimir Vasiliev and Mikhail Ryabko.

All schools are run by instructors that have successfully completed their certification through training with Vladimir Vasiliev. All affiliate instructors have received their certification as well. Certification grants each instructor the ability to teach Russian Martial Art. But the curriculum of instruction may vary within each school and with each of the instructors.

The Toronto School of Russian Martial Art and Vladimir Vasiliev are not responsible for the methods of delivery of instruction as provided by any of the affiliates. Affiliates may also offer additional instruction in other styles of martial art. Please contact each school and instructor to learn more of their respective curriculum, fees, and schedules.

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** Norcal Systema Sacramento, CA United States

Sacramento, CA United States
(t)(916) 717-8008

Instructor(s):Sergey Makarenko

- Practicing competitive & combat martial arts since 1978, Master of Sport in Russia

- Trained numerous state & national champions

- Training in Systema with Vladimir Vasiliev since 2003

** Norcal Systema North Bay CA United States

CA United States

Instructor(s):Nick Nicholson

- Over 41 years of martial arts experience
- Training in Systema since 2004
- Certified Instructor by Vladimir Vasiliev in May 2013
- Nick has travelled to Russia to train with Michael Ryabko and travels annually to Canada to train with Vladimir Vasiliev

Classes in Santa Rosa are 7:00 to 8:30 Tuesday and Thursday at Family Martial Arts Center 320 Tesconi Circle, Santa Rosa, CA.
Classes on Saturday morning 10:30 to 12:00 at 90 Mountain View avenue in Santa Rosa.
Classes in San Rafael are on Wednesday's from 4:30 to 6:00 at Civic Center Lagoon Park.

** O.C. Combat Systema30282 Esperanza Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688 United States

30282 Esperanza
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688 United States

Instructor(s):Joseph Stoltman,
- Joseph Stoltman has been a certified instructor under Vladimir Vasiliev since 2011
- Joseph has been handling threat management for the past 35 years in California

** San Francisco Systema San Francisco, CA United States

San Francisco, CA United States
(t)(415) 713-4015

Instructor(s):Patrick McKee, Juan Zazueta

- Training in Systema since 2004
- 30 years martial arts experience
- Army Combatives Instructor

- Training in Systema since 2004
- Over 20 years martial arts experience
- Instructor in Traditional Japanese Martial Arts

** SoCal Systema Orange County, CA United States

Orange County, CA United States

Instructor(s):Chris Hann
Mobile:(t) 248-875-1200

- Training in Systema with Vladimir Vasiliev, Martin Wheeler and Menamy Mitanes since 2016
- Over 25 years of combatives training (Systema, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Okinawan Karate & Aikido)
- Teaching in North Orange County, California (email or call for times/location) and occasionally at The Academy Beverly Hills
** Systema Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA United States

Los Angeles, CA United States

Instructor(s):Menamy Mitanes

- Training in Systema with Vladimir Vasiliev and Martin Wheeler since 2004
- Over 30 years of Japanese, Chinese, Brazilian, Filipino and Russian martial art training
- Teaching at The Academy Beverly Hills, Long Beach and Pasadena

** The Academy Beverly Hills CA United States

CA United States
(t)(323) 401-5757

Instructor(s):Martin Wheeler

- Senior instructor of Systema for Vladimir Vasiliev and Mikhail Ryabko

- Training and teaching Systema since 1998

- Over 35 years of Martial Arts experience.

- Director of Progressive Combat Solutions, providing training for elite Police and Military units.

- Produced Hollywood screen writer.

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