Self confidence through Martial Arts Training

Systema, Training body and mind

About Us

Qualified Instructors


Our instructors, Lyle, Robert and John  have 8 to 13 years of Systema training and are certified to teach Systema by Vladimir Vasiliev. Systema has no rank system except student and instructor. Our instructors rotate with leading the class while the others assist in  individual training.  Lyle has black belts from two oriental martial arts.

Training & Philosophy


Systema is a martial art used by Russian Special Forces. It was introduced to the west after the fall of the Soviet Union Vladimir Vasiliev in 1993. He was trained by Col. Michael Ryabko, Chief instructor in Russia.

Systema teaches principles of body mechanics that can be adapted as needed, rather than  techniques that work in specific cases,

Systema recognizes we are all different. It can be adapted to different body types and physical condition, unlike some martial arts where one size fits all,

We practice defense and offense with fists and weapons such as knives, clubs and chains. We learn how to give a punch and how to take a punch to avoid injury. Systema has four principles that if done properly will sustain you in this or any other martial art, as well as helping you lead a healthier life. They are: breathe, move, relax and maintain your structure. Once you can do these four things simultaneously, the rest of the training falls into place.


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Weekly Classes

Scheduled Class


6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Ramada 32, Reid Park, Tucson AZ

Event Details

Scheduled Class


We meet each Tuesday at Remada 32 in Reid Park, west of Hy Corbet Field. Systema is a contact martial and therefore open only to persons 18 years and up. Under 18 years considered case by case if parent or guardian is taking course. See our Facebook page for more information and videos.

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Ramada 32, Reid Park, Tucson AZ


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People ask "What is Systema like."  We don't like to compare it to anything, but maybe: Krav Maga without the injuries. If you have questions about the training available, send us a message. We will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Systema Tucson

South Lake Shore Lane, Tucson, Arizona 85716, United States

(520) 603-3009


Tuesday 6:30-8:30 PM