TRAINING IN RUSSIAN MARTIAL ART SYSTEMA IN STEVENAGE AND LETCHWORTH, HERTFORDSHIRE. SELF-DEFENCE & COMBAT, HEALTH & WELLBEING.

 

 

With its roots in the ancient warrior traditions of Russia, Systema is a holistic and complete approach in preparing the body and psyche for life and combat. In the modern era Systema has been used extensively by various special operatives and elite units within the Russian military.

 

Using a simple yet profound set of principles discover your own dynamic solutions to any attack or threatening situation. Learn to use your breathing to regulate your physiological and psychological state and rid yourself of any excess tension - enabling you to function at your maximum potential whatever the situation.

 

As well as gaining effective self-defence skills, you will learn to apply the straightforward and universal principles to every aspect of your life - reduce your overall levels of stress and relax more, work better under pressure, improve your health and wellbeing, develop strong spirit and determination and improve confidence.

 

 

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NO BELTS, UNIFORMS OR KATAS, UNFAMILIAR TERMINOLOGY OR TRADITIONS, JUST PRACTICAL ADAPTABLE & EFFECTIVE TRAINING!

The principles of Systema can be applied as a powerful and highly effective form of self-defence, but this is just one aspect of the training.....

 

Systema is a poweful tool for self discovery and a complete approach in cultivating the mind, body and spirt.  Training comprehensively and holistically covers combat, health & fitness and relaxation & wellbeing.

 

 

Systema is ideal for men and women of all ages. We are an inclusive and friendly group, all training is progressive and is carried out in a supportive environment. You don’t need to be in shape to start training with us, so why not come along and give it a try?

 

INSTRUCTOR

GARETH ASHBY

Gareth began training in martial arts in 1999, he started training in Systema with Robert Poyton in 2005. Rob was one of the first exponents of Systema in the UK and remains one of the best known and well respected instructors in Britain. Gareth is one of Rob’s longest running students still training with him on a regular basis. Gareth has trained with a number of internationally recognised experts and masters including Vladimir Vasiliev and Mikhail Ryabko, the foremost masters of Systema. Gareth has received training in control and restraint which he has used within a professional context and holds a Level 2 Award from the Society for Public Health in Understanding Health Improvement. Gareth has been certified to teach Systema by Vladimir Vasiliev.

 

 

 

 

 

Gareth highly recommends training with Robert Poyton. Rob runs classes and regular workshops close by in Tempsford (on the A1 near Sandy) and is available for private tuition.

The founder Mikhail Ryabko and Vladimir Vasiliev - Head Teacher of Systema outside of Russia, can take your training to another level entirely. Both their skill and ability to communicate this to others is legendary. If you have the opportunity to train with them at their schools in Moscow and Toronto or at any of their international seminars you will not be disappointed!

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