Systema Classes

Coronavirus temporary club closure

In line with Government & NHS recommendations to “avoid social activities”, we will be temporarily closing the club until further notice.

A martial art for health & self defence

Our Systema classes are split into two parts. In the first part we focus on health training. The second part focuses on combat & self defence.

The drills that are presented give you a chance to work on the four ‘pillars’ of Systema:

  • Breath
  • Relaxation
  • Movement
  • Structure

These four principles are the foundation of Systema. While training, we practice using these principles in drills that aim to challenge & stretching students without overwhelming them.


The health & wellbeing training is a key component of Systema martial arts training. It creates a healthy body & mind and also prepares you for the combat part of the class. It includes breath work, mobility exercises, massage, strength & conditioning training.


During the combat training, we work with punches, kicks, grappling, weapons & multiple attackers to help develop ways of improving your yur ability to cope with a variety of combat situations.

The drills help you to face your limitations, to know yourself better. This in turn, cultivates humility. Little by little, we stretch the boundaries of your limitations so that you can improve your skill level & become more capable.

Class Times & Locations

Classes are on Wednesday evenings from 8pm to 9:30pm at Coley Park Community Centre, 140 Wensley Road, Reading, RG1 6DW.

What’s expected of you

To ensure we provide a safe & welcoming environment for everyone, you are expected to conduct yourself accordingly. Please see our guidance on Student Conduct.

Other than that, you need only show up with an open mind. It doesn’t matter whether or not you have previous martial arts experience. Beginners are always welcome.

Classes are for over 18s only.

What to Wear & Bring

  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing with long sleeves & legs, as floor work will be included.
  • Trainers or soft footwear.
  • Water.


Trial Lessons

Trial lessons cost £10 for two classes. You can purchase a certificate for 2 trial lessons (via PayPal) by using this button

Class Fees

After completing your trial lessons you can either pay for membership or purchase Pre-paid Lesson Cards to continue training.

Membership entitles you to attend the Wednesday class each week. Membership costs £25 per calendar month (payable by standing order).

Pre-paid Lesson Card
We also offer a ‘Pre-paid Lesson Card’ payment option. Pre-paid Lesson Cards cost £40 for 4 lessons. As you attend classes, lessons will be deducted from the card.

If you have any questions about training fees then please don’t hesitate to contact me using the form below.


Concessionary rates are available to students in full-time education. Please contact me (using the form below) for details.

Try Systema

The best way to discover if Systema is for you, is to come along & try one of our Systema classes. 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 certificate for 2 trial lessons (via PayPal).

The certificate entitles you to come along & experience Systema for yourself.

Simply download, print & complete the certificate and bring it along to one of the classes.

Systema Gift Certificates

You can also purchase Systema gift certificates & give the gift of Systema.


If you have any further questions you can contact me using the form below.

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