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Russian Self-Defense Training

Our purpose is to offer the public the opportunity to study Systema for self-defense, wellness and personal development

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NO LONG TERM
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Systema Training Is Available In Rockville & Takoma Park, Maryland

A BRIEF HISTORY OF SYSTEMA

The Russian style of martial art dates back to the 10th century. In Systema, the synergy of three components creates a TRUE WARRIOR - Combat Skill, Strong Spirit and Healthy Body. “Be a good person and everything else will come to you.” In a simple, yet comprehensive way Systema helps you choose and follow the right path.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF SYSTEMA

The Russian style of martial art dates back to the 10th century. In Systema, the synergy of three components creates a TRUE WARRIOR - Combat Skill, Strong Spirit and Healthy Body. “Be a good person and everything else will come to you.” In a simple, yet comprehensive way Systema helps you choose and follow the right path.

Systema combines self-defense with psychological principles

Learn how to properly hit, fight on the ground, defend against multiple attackers and mobs, escape from locks, chokes and holds.

Learn how to defend against strikes and kicks, protect others, and defend against a wide variety of weapons including knives, sticks, bats, guns and chains.

Learn a variety of breathing techniques to help you relax and remain calm (inside and outside of our class).

Learn a wide variety of drills and mobility exercises to help you move like a much younger person!

Systema training is open to anyone 18 years or older. No contracts, no uniforms and no equipment to buy

OUR FOUNDER: JIM EGLIN

Jim began training in Systema in 2013. He is a Fully Certified Systema Instructor under Vladimir Vasiliev, Head Instructor in Systema HQ, Toronto, Canada. He began teaching Systema in 2017 and Founded Maryland Systema in 2019.

In addition to Systema, Jim trained in Krav Maga for over 5 years with supplemental training in Judo, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Wrestling, and Boxing under William Joppy – 3-time WBA middleweight champion.

Besides teaching regularly scheduled classes, Jim is available for private and small group classes and seminars.
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OUR FOUNDER: JIM EGLIN

Jim began training in Systema in 2013. He is a Fully Certified Systema Instructor under Vladimir Vasiliev, Head Instructor in Systema HQ, Toronto, Canada.

He began teaching Systema in 2017 and Founded Maryland Systema in 2019.

In addition to Systema, Jim trained in Krav Maga for over 5 years with supplemental training in Judo, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Wrestling, and Boxing under William Joppy – 3-time WBA middleweight champion.

Besides teaching regularly scheduled classes, Jim is available for private and small group classes and seminars.
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Our school is recognized by Systema trainers and Russian leaders

CHIEF INSTRUCTOR: BRATZO BARRENA

Bratzo started his Systema training in 2005. He is a Fully Certified Systema Instructor under Vladimir Vasiliev, Head Instructor in Systema HQ, Toronto, Canada. In 2010 he started teaching Systema in Peru, and in 2013 he founded Russian Systema Functional Combat, his school associated with Systema HQ in Canada.

He is also an Aikido black belt by Yoshimitsu Yamada Shihan, Head instructor in New York Aikikai. In addition to teaching regularly scheduled classes, Bratzo is available for private and small group classes and seminars.
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CHIEF INSTRUCTOR: BRATZO BARRENA

Bratzo started his Systema training in 2005. He is a Fully Certified Systema Instructor under Vladimir Vasiliev, Head Instructor in Systema HQ, Toronto, Canada. In 2010 he started teaching Systema in Peru, and in 2013 he founded Russian Systema Functional Combat, his school associated with Systema HQ in Canada.

He is also an Aikido black belt by Yoshimitsu Yamada Shihan, Head instructor in New York Aikikai. In addition to teaching regularly scheduled classes, Bratzo is available for private and small group classes and seminars.
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Systema is recognized by martial artists around the world

"Humble, affable, and highly skilled, Jim is a great example of someone who lives Systema through his actions, and a longtime friend of the NC Systema."
Glenn MurphyFounder - NC Systema
"Humble, affable, and highly skilled, Jim is a great example of someone who lives Systema through his actions, and a longtime friend of the NC Systema."
Glenn MurphyFounder - NC Systema

Systema is featured in martial arts publications around the world

Systema in Black Belt Magazine
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"Systema is a style of combat and self-defense that has evolved over the course of 10 centuries. It adapts the simple and powerful battle skills of its ancient practitioners for use in modern-world conflicts. Systema was brought out of the Russian Special Operations Units by founders Mikhail Ryabko and Vladimir Vasiliev in 1993."

Black Belt Magazine

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KNOW YOURSELF - PROTECT YOURSELF

We welcome all fitness and skill levels, even if you have zero self-defense or martial arts experience PLUS your first lesson is FREE!

KNOW YOURSELF - PROTECT YOURSELF

We welcome all fitness and skill levels, even if you have zero self-defense or martial arts experience PLUS your first lesson is FREE!

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