There are two different Systema classes available, the Systema Defence Class and the Systema Health Class.
- To provide an environment where everyone can train safely & successfully.
- To foster a spirit of kinship among club members so that everyone feels welcomed & encouraged.
- To develop students that are honest, sincere & dedicated to exploring Systema as a means of self improvement for the good of themselves & others.
Systema for defence & Systema for health
Systema Defence Classes
The defence classes are split into two parts.
In the first part we focus on health training. This training is aimed at creating a healthy body & mind and also prepares you for the defence part of the class. The health training focusing on breath, relaxation, movement, conditioning etc.
The second part focuses on combat drills which progressively develop your ability to cope with a variety of combat situations.
Classes are on Monday evenings from 8pm to 9:30pm (excluding Bank Holidays) at Coley Park Community Centre, 140 Wensley Road, Reading, RG1 6DW.
Systema Health Classes
The health classes focus purely on the health aspect of Systema training. The aim is to cultivate a body & mind unity that is healthy and free from tension. We work with breath, relaxation, natural movement, conditioning, massage etc.
Classes are on Wednesday evenings from 7:30pm to 8:30pm at All Saints Church Hall, Downshire Square, Reading, RG1 6NN.
What to expect
Visit the Systema Training page for more information on what to expect when attending a class
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.
Both classes are for over 18s only.
What to Wear & Bring
- Wear loose, comfortable clothing with long sleeves & full length legs, as floor work will be included.
- Trainers or soft footwear.
- Water (or other replenishing drink).
Trial lessons cost £10 for two classes. You can purchase a 2 Lesson Trial Certificate (via PayPal) by using this button
Systema Defence Classes cost £25 per calendar month (payable by standing order). This entitles you to attend all the Monday night classes.
Systema Health Classes cost £20 per calendar month (payable by standing order). This entitles you to attend all the Monday night classes.
The cost to attend both the Monday & Wednesday night classes is £35 per calendar month.
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. You can use these to attend either of the 2 classes.
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.
My name is Jason & I am the instructor at Systema Reading.
I have been studying martial arts since 2001 & was certified to teach Systema by Vladimir Vasiliev in 2014.
I also hold a 3rd Dan in Aikido & have been a BAB certified instructor since 2008.
I also regularly train under the excellent guidance of Matt Hill at Wiltshire Martial Arts.
I wholeheartedly recommend Jason as an Instructor, friend and person who genuinely cares about people’s progress.
Systema videos featuring Vladimir, Martin & Matt are available on the “About Systema” page.
If you have any questions then please don’t hesitate to contact me using the form below.