Systema Defence Class

There are two different Systema classes available, the Systema Defence Class and the Systema Health Class.

Systema for defence

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.

Club Aims

  • 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.

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.

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.

Fees

Trial Lessons

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

Class Fees

After completing your trial lessons you will need to pay for training in one of the following ways. You can either subscribe as a single or dual lesson member or pay with Pre-paid Lesson Cards.

Single Lesson Membership
Systema Defence Class members pay £25 per calendar month (payable by standing order). This entitles you to attend one lesson per week – either the Monday night Defence Class or the Wednesday night Health Class.

Dual Lesson Membership
If you’d like to attend both the Monday night Defence Class & the Wednesday night Health Class each week, then the cost is £35 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. 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.

Concessions

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

Instructor

My name is Jason & I am the instructor at Systema Reading.

At Defence, Disarm & Control Seminar with Vladimir Vasiliev & Mikhail Ryabko

At Defence, Disarm & Control Seminar with Vladimir Vasiliev & Mikhail Ryabko

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 strive to develop my Systema by attending as many seminars as I can & have attended seminars with Mikhail Ryabko & Vladimir Vasilliev, Martin Wheeler & the Zettler twins.

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.

Matt Hill

Systema videos featuring Vladimir, Martin & Matt are available on the “About Systema” page.

Contact

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

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