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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** Austin Systema Austin, TX United States

Austin, TX United States
(t)(512) 207-0148

Instructor(s):Gene Smithson

- Training with Vladimir Vasiliev and teaching Systema since 2006

- Over 35 years of various martial arts experience

** Fort Worth Systema4011 Benbrook Hwy ste E-F Fort Worth, TX 76116 United States

4011 Benbrook Hwy ste E-F
Fort Worth, TX 76116 United States

Instructor(s):Robert Klenka


- Training in Systema since 2008, Instructor since 2012

- Over 20 years of martial arts experience

- Nationally and State Certified EMT, Texas Basic and Advanced SWAT Medic Graduate

- Texas Certified Level 4 Security - Personal Protection Officer

- Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care Educational Partner

** Life Ki-do Systema Austin Austin, TX United States

Austin, TX United States

Instructor(s):Jonathan Hewitt

- Certified Systema Instructor under Vladimir Vasiliev and Trained in Systema since 2006

- Over 30 years of various martial arts experience

- Jonathan Hewitt has owned and operated a martial arts academy for over 29 years

** Systema Houston Houston, TX United States

Houston, TX United States
(t)626 344 8701

Instructor(s):Vladimir Ignatkov

- Training and teaching Systema under Vladimir Vasiliev and Martin Wheeler since 2007
- Education: MD, PhD
- Background: Aikido, Boxing

** Systema San Antonio San Antonio, TX United States

San Antonio, TX United States
(t)(210) 789-3009

Instructor(s):Michael Gonzales


- 8 years in United States Marine Corps

- 5 years as Executive Protection / VIP protection (currently)

- Trained Systema w/ Gene Smithson (Vasiliev Systema) since 2010

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