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.

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San Diego Systema News

Class Locations

Thursday classes are indoors at the Jiai Aikido school.

Tuesday and Saturday classes are held outside. The meeting place is the grassy area behind the basketball courts at Tecolote Rec Center, which is 1 mile from the school: Park Location

Classes will be held rain or shine. Wear comfortable clothes and closed toed shoes for training outdoors.

May 7 – Menamy Workshop; May 14 Intro to Systema & Aikido


May 7:  10:00am – 3:00pm    Menamy from Los Angeles Systema

Menamy is holding another awesome seminar. $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!  Oh, Snap! 

Cat Mike

May 14th – Intro to Aikido & Systema Workshop:  Strikes/Atemi 
10:00am – 1:30pm   SD Systema Instructor Mike Jungling and Cat Strada sensei from Jiai Aikido are hosting an introductory level workshop, open to everyone especially beginners to martial arts.  Join us in supporting each others Arts, and studying their similarities of movement & concepts related to striking.

Please invite your friends/family. $40 at the door or register over the phone at 619-276-2454. Here’s the event page & info:

Other News:
* For Rent: Our facility has some mat time in addition to a 200sf office/room available for rent for an independent instructor/coach or student. Call 619-276-2454 if interested or let one of the Instructors know.

* Training Knives: The new training knives are in; available in the office.



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!

2015 Schedule

Starting in January, the focus for classes will rotate every 2 weeks, with occasional wild-card classes mixed in. The rotations will cover:

  • Movement
  • Striking
  • Ground Fighting
  • Joint Work
  • Throws
  • Weapons
  • Legs
  • Mulitple Attackers
  • and more


Monthly Focus

This month rather than focusing on a single topic, we will be working on tying the various subjects together. Classes will combine work on:

  • Striking
  • Joint Work
  • Take-downs and Throws
  • Legs Work
  • Movement
  • Ground Fighting
  • Multiple Attackers
  • Weapons
  • Psyche
  • Breathwork
  • 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.