Breathing, relaxation, movement, structure: the principles of Systema combine to form an effective combat art. Your body's natural movements are trained through drills and sparring, without fixed katas or set techniques.
A battlefield tested art used by the Russian Special Forces (Spetsnaz), Systema is a complete system not just for soldiers but for anyone seeking better health, safety, and enjoyment of life.
San Diego Systema News
May 7 – Menamy Workshop; May 14 Intro to Systema & Aikido Strikes
May 7: Menamy is holding a workshop here again. Joint Work. $80 cash at the door please. Please be sure to not wear any sharp belts or shoes of any kind on the mat (training/wrestling shoes included). Looking forward to seeing everyone then. Welcome back Menamy!
May 14 10:00am – 1:30pm Instructor Michael J. from San Diego Systema, and Cat Sensei from Jiai Aikido are co-teaching an Intro to Systema & Aikido class.
Please invite anyone you like, help promote our Schools here; beginners to martial arts are encouraged. Come to share, learn, and meet new training partners. Register by phone, at the SanDiegoAikido.com website, or via check for $35 before May 1st. $40 at the door.
Short Work & Hidden Strikes Seminar at San Diego Systema Saturday, February 20th
Short Work and Hidden Strikes Seminar with Menamy (of Systema Los Angeles)
Saturday, February 20th 2016; 10am – 3pm
We all enjoyed Menamy’s seminar here at San Diego Systema in November 2015 and learned much about increasing mobility during ground work. Now, we are pleased to announce that he is returning on Saturday, February 20th, 2016 for another seminar on short work and hiding strikes. The seminar is from 10am – 3pm, and the cost is $80, payable at the door, cash only. For more detailed information, please click on this flyer link.
If you have any questions, please call (858) 231-5853.
We look forward to training together and hope to see you on the mat soon!
Starting in January, the focus for classes will rotate every 2 weeks, with occasional wild-card classes mixed in. The rotations will cover:
- Ground Fighting
- Joint Work
- Mulitple Attackers
- and more
This month rather than focusing on a single topic, we will be working on tying the various subjects together. Classes will combine work on:
- Joint Work
- Take-downs and Throws
- Legs Work
- Ground Fighting
- Multiple Attackers
- and more…
As the holidays approach please keep an eye on the Facebook page, Twitter feed, and website. Schedule changes will be posted in all three locations.
November Classes: Movement / Rolling / Falling
A sampling of the topics that will be covered are:
- Systema walking
- Moving from standing to the ground and back
- Escaping on any level and between levels
- Slipping contact with movement, being sticky
- Avoiding sticks, chains, knives
- Pendulum movement of avoiding and entering
- Moving within multiple attackers
- Ground movement
- Front and back rolls
- Falling softly