Systema Events

Our events bring together expert Systema instructors from all over the world.

Upcoming Systema Events

Vienna- Bumps of Life. Fight, Flight, but NOT Freeze!

3/4 June 2017 at 14:00–17:00

Pilatesstudio Rosen Walcherstraße 13, 1020 Vienna, Austria

 

 

International Self-Defense Workshop (conducted in English)

 

Target Audience: Women who are prepared to take responsibility for themselves and their wellbeing. People who are CONVINCED that martial arts and fighting is not for them.

Program Contents

-special warm-up to prepare mind and body for contact, for dealing with stress. Self healing and massage methods- How and Why explained.

-Self-awareness, and awareness of the situation, mindfulness, and trusting your intuition. 

-exploration and discovery of your natural movements- while we will give you ideas, you will not be memorising techniques that work for someone else.

-simple tricks to avoid aggression in you and in others.

-intuitive problem solving- kicks, strikes, releases

-resilience, and dealing with the bumps of life… impact, percieved threat vs real threat 🙂

-practicing reactions under stress, and dragging yourself out of the stressful state of mind.

-partner work, contact work

-massage to release tension

 

What results can you expect from this seminar?

We are realistic about the amount of knowledge you can absorb in a few hours. Our goal is to show you what tools and concepts exist, and how you can develop them further. Here is what you will get:


You will increase your awareness of self, and of the world around you, and will be able to be a fuller part of it.

You will learn how to overcome fear and hesitation. Fight or flight is good. Curling into a ball is not.

You will train yourself how to make positive, smart decisions and to take non-aggressive action.

You will find out how to control nervousness, discomfort and stress when faced with the threat of emotional or physical violence.

You will be able to deal with a few common attacks, and never again be a part of the “all of a sudden…” scenario.

At the end of our workshop on 3/4 June, you will leave the class exhilarated, empowered and happy with your results. Of course everyone is welcome to stay after the seminar to celebrate our success and to socialize with new friends over a drink and a bite to eat.

What we offer is not karate, not taekwondo, not judo, not techniques, and not fighting! Our goal is to help you understand your own capability, your own body and your own movements. It means thinking for yourself and finding your own best solution under the guidance of a professional instructor. When faced with stress, we humans respond in one of three ways: fight, flight or freeze. In modern society, with the rise of criminality and the great reduction in personal private space, we are unfortunately conditioned to fall into the freeze mode, with the expectation that someone else will solve our problem(parents, police, doctors, politicians, etc.) People have a strong need for safety, even when living in a “civilized” country. Sadly, there are more and more people out there who ignore the laws and behave aggressively towards peaceful citizens and even children. Even in the relative safety of Vienna, there are some parts of the city you might not want to walk through alone in the dark. And as your common sense would suggest- you shouldn’t 🙂
This is why it is vital to rely on yourself and learn to master resilience, which is the ability to return to our normal baseline of stability, both physically and emotionally, during and after acute stress. Doing this is also linked with positive health markers and increased disease resistance.

Regardless of your background or skill level, this seminar is not to be missed!
Ladies may bring a partner. No gentlemen without a partner.
Equipment: sport shoes, long sports pants, and long sleeves shirt.
Duration: 3 hours plus 30 minutes after for questions!

When: Saturday and Sunday, June 3/4 2017, from 14.00-17.00.
Where: Vienna, 1020, Walcherstrasse 13.
Price: 60 EUR/person for one day, 100 EUR for both days.
Contact Natalia via e-mail: ArtOfYogaVienna@gmail.com

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Copenhagen- Denmark! Resilience for everyday life and for extreme situations.

19 February 2017, 12:00-18:00

Copenhagen Muay Thai gym. Ragnhildgade 1, 2100 København Ø

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SYSTEMA GB COPENHAGEN PRESENTS:
BUILDING RESILIENCE THROUGH SYSTEMA
WITH SYSTEMA GB COURSE DIRECTOR DAVID KIRILLOV

Join us on February 19th when we welcome the top dog of Systema GB, David Kirillov, for a special event! David has been teaching civilians and professionals since 1995, helping his students to learn more about themselves, and to lead a fuller, safer life.  He has lived and trained with some of the greatest martial artists in the world – and in my eyes he is one of the few who have fully grasped the art of teaching. Regardless of your background or skill level, this is not one to miss – you are in for a treat!

THEME: Building resilience through Systema

Resilience (other than a trendy word, often misused, and rarely applied) is the ability to return to our normal baseline stability, both physically and emotionally, during and after stress. It is also linked with ‘positive health’ and increased disease resistance.

When faced with stress, we respond in one of three ways: fight, flight, or freeze (aka the Possum response). In modern society, we are conditioned to fall into the freeze mode, with the expectation that someone else will solve our problem- police, doctors, politicians… We will consider what consequences the possum response has for us, and explore the more practical solutions.

Resilience is largely about body awareness and not rational thinking. Individuals vary in their capacity to recover quickly after crises and setbacks. Even at our sharpest, if we don’t listen to our body, we might not bounce back as quickly from adversity as someone who is more attuned to their body’s physiology.
See more: http://bit.ly/2hu5VOG

TOPICS: We will focus on a progression of psychological and technical drills. You will learn to understand the physiological and emotional changes that occur when we experience stress, real or perceived, and you will explore where your limits really are.
We will work with solving problems in stressful situations with the ‘correct state’: You will train how to take positive, non-aggressive action and control fear, discomfort and stress when faced with a threat of emotional or physical violence.

This is not a lecture or an exercise in philosophy.
This seminar is about practical problem solving!
You will experiment, learn new skills, and train to apply them.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION:
WHERE: Copenhagen Muay Thai
Ragnhildgade 1, 2100 København Ø

WHEN: Sunday the 19th of February, 12:00 – 18:00
*The seminar will have three two-hour blocks – make sure to bring some sustenance 🙂

PRICE: 600 DKK

Contact us at systemagbcph@gmail.com to book your spot today.
Questions? Call +45 50 15 08 88

REQUIREMENTS:
*Please fill out and bring our Understanding The Risks form:
http://systemalondon.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/RMALiabilityRelease2015_SystemaGB1.doc
*Wear anything you are comfortable in. Most people wear tracksuit bottoms or shorts, t-shirt and trainers.
*Make sure to bring plenty of water and a light snack 🙂

Val Riazanov! What makes a professional?

4-5 February 2017 13:00-19:00

London, Wapping, near Tower Bridge, same as last year. Nearest tube stations: Wapping or Tower Hill. Parking available. John Orwell Sports Centre. Tench St, St Katharine's & Wapping, London E1W 2QD

The master returns to London!

Val Riazanov:
Master of Sport (highest rating a Russian athlete could hold) in Judo, Combat Sambo, Sambo. Soviet Olympic judo team member. BJJ brown belt. Special Forces operative and instructor, trainer of airline pilots and air marshals, a movie star, and one of the few guys that genuinely walked the walk… And a very nice guy ))

This time we will work on “internal state”.

How do you retain your wits in a stressful situation? How do you solve problems when under attack, exhausted, confused, scared?

What is the right “state”?

We know the principles of physical effectiveness: Movement, Breathing, good Posture, and No Unnecesary Tension. In fact, those principles apply to everything, from dancing to riding a bike, from singing to golf, from making love to combat. Why is it so difficult to stick to those concepts? How are they connected to our emotions, and our internal state?

We will progress from philosophy and drills, to practical problem solving.

If you do the work- your progress is guaranteed.

Where? John Orwell Sports Centre, London. Nearest Tube- Tower Hill or Wapping. Parking available.

When? Sat and Sun 4-5 February 2017, both days 13:00-19:00.

Prices for both days:

Price on the door: GBP 230
Pre-book: GBP 200.

Instructor discounts apply.

Payment via PayPal, or cash to your instructor.

 

Instructor discounts apply. (Instructor is defined as person who actively teaches, rather than possesses a ticket, and is promoting this seminar to his students)

As always, money back guarantee- if you are not happy with the event, and tell us why- we will refund the money (small admin fee applies).

Other refund info- If you don’t turn up- no refunds. If you can’t make it, it is up to you to try to sell your ticket to someone else, we will also try to sell it for you. In some extreme cases we may refund some of the money. Those of you who trained with us before, know that I am a reasonable man, and not in the business of ripping people off.

Payment via PayPal, or cash to your instructor.

🙂

 

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Internal work. Applied magic :-) Members only.

Saturday 17 Dec 2016, 12:00-16:00

Qmotion Health and Fitness Centre 15 Godward Square London E1 4FZ Nearest tube- Mile End on the Central line.

 

Last training session of the year.

Only open to SystemaGB students and instructors.

Internal work – practice and applications.

Weird things that only make sense when you try them. 🙂

 

 

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Understanding State Change part 3

Saturday 30 July 2016. 12:00

Meet at Billericay train station at noon. Training in Lake Meadows park, 5 min walk from the station. Trains from Liverpool St station to Southend/Victoria station. 30 minute ride to Billericay. If you are driving, the post code is CM12 0AN.

While combat elements will be covered, this is not what this training session is about.

Training in the park in Billericay, rain or shine.
Meet at train station at noon, walk to the park, and train.
Breathing, form, movement, striking. Learning aides will be used.

As we get deeper into the State Change syllabus, the words become less meaningful, experience is where we learn.

There are reasons why we are doing it in the park- and it’s not to save the costs of the training hall.

Please bring change of clothes, towel, water, and light lunch.

While this is mainly aimed at senior Systema GB students, new instructors (and instructor candidates), students from other Systema clubs are welcome.

35 pounds for the day.

PayPal to book.
Or email me if you plan on paying cash.

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POSTPONED until September. Precision Power- intro to Systema in Brighton for martial artists, dancers, yoga practitioners, and fitness fans.

Postponed until September due to organiser's motorbike crash. Apologies for the inconvenience caused!

Postponed until September. Brighton/Hove area Cornerstone Community Centre Church Road,, Hove BN3 2FL

The Russian Martial Art of “Systema” brings together all of the reasons you enjoy yoga, dancing, meditation, and perhaps even martial arts in a flexible, intuitive, practical and methodologically sound system.

So whether you are a martial artist wanting to get more efficient, fluid and natural with your technique, or a yoga devotee wanting to take your practice off the mat and channel it into something streetwise and practical, or a hardcore athlete seeking an injury-free way to exercise and get to your personal best, this seminar will literally knock you off your feet.

In the 4-hour “Precision Power” Seminar you will discover how to:

  • Remain calm and relaxed in the face of imminent confrontation
  • Apply the concept of “soft control” – the only effective way to deal with someone who is stronger and faster than you
  • Hit like a truck even if you are built like a Mini- get exposed to Systema trademark strikes!
  • Stay strong and safe even when you are on the ground
  • Use ancient Russian breathing practices utilised by special forces soldiers for managing physical and emotional effects of exertion, stress and fear.

 

Price: £35 if booked in advanced via PayPal button below.

Door price £45.

No risk trial! 

If this is your first exposure to Systema, and for whatever reason you feel that what we do is not right for you, we will refund the price of the seminar.

Postponed until September.

 

Dress: training trousers, T-shirt and trainers. Take a drink and a snack as we will have a short lunch break in the middle of the seminar.

To find out more  email dk@systemalondon.com

 

Understanding a state change- part 2 of 4 - Self Awareness. This event is only for the existing students of Systema GB, or by prior arrangement.

Sunday 17th April, 11pm until 15:00

Qmotion Health and Fitness Centre 15 Godward Square London E1 4FZ Nearest tube- Mile End on the Central line.

Systema GB students only, or by prior arrangement. No filming.

This is a four hour session where we will attempt to turn the attention inward, and work on the state change.

Work covered in the previous workshop will be explored further, and quite a few new things will be added.

Movement, breathing, internal work and dealing with your emotions- and connecting all this to the combat situations.

Expect to be annoyed, challenged, irritated- and to enjoy it!

35 pounds, cash only. Please book in class or by writing to David.

 

 

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