Training in the Russian Martial Art of Systema will:
- Improve your fitness
- Increase your mobility & flexibility
- Reduce stress & release unnecessary tension
- Build true self-awareness & confidence
- Lessen the effects of time
…& so much more. Systema is a martial art with a lot to offer.
Systema training is approached as a form of play. Instead of learning responses to predefined attacks, drills are used to develop your ability to remain calm & relaxed in challenging situations. This will help you to see more clearly, move more freely & make better decisions. Systema will teach how to work in the moment. Systema is a versatile martial art.
Combat, like life, is unpredictable. Systema training is based on drills that teach you to cope. This is something that is as valuable when facing the stresses of daily life as it is in combat. Systema is a martial art that readily transfers into everyday life.
The two elements of our Systema classes
The first elements is focused on health & wellbeing training, which is a key component of Systema martial arts training. It includes breath work, mobility exercises, strength & conditioning training.
The drills that are presented give you a chance to understand yourself better & to work on the four ‘pillars’ of Systema:
These four principles are the foundation of The Russian Martial Art of Systema. While training, we practice using these principles in drills that aim to challenge & stretching students without overwhelming them.
The second element is the combat element of Systema. We work with punches, kicks, grappling, weapons & multiple attackers to help you develop ways of improving your responses in a variety of situations.
The drills help you to face your limitations, to know yourself better which, in turn, cultivates humility. Little by little, we stretch the boundaries of your limitations so that you can grow & become more capable.
We offer both Health/Defence & Health only classes at Systema Reading.
The best way to discover if Systema is the martial art for you is to come along & try it.
After all Systema’s like a box of chocolates.
Whether you’re new to our club, new to Systema or entirely new to martial arts, the process is the same.
- Purchase a 2 lesson trial
- Come along & train!
You can use this button to purchase a 2 lesson trial certificate (via PayPal).
The certificate entitles you to come along & experience the Russian Martial Art of Systema for yourself.
Simply download, print & complete the certificate then bring it along to a Monday night class.
If you’d rather not pay via PayPal, you’re more than welcome to come along & pay (with cash) on the night.
Visit the Systema Classes page for details of class times, location etc.