Welcome to Systema Maidenhead
No belts, no uniforms, no katas or stances!
No formality or rituals!
It’s real, practical, exciting training.
Greg Coveney and Darren Pickard formed the Maidenhead Training Group in December 2000. After attending several Systema seminars they both wished to train regularly in Systema. It has been run ever since then with students travelling from around the South making the trips to train in one of the only Systema training groups in the country at the time.
The instructors are registered with Systema UK, who organise several seminars each year including visits by Vladimir Vasiliev and Mikhail Ryabko.
Who is it for?
The System is an easy to learn martial art that is ideal for people with or without
martial arts experience. Students range from every day workers, students, and can
be used by people that uphold the law. The System is a very practical and unique
form of self-
Russian Health Exercises
As well as covering combat the Russians have a very good system of health practices (without the vodka). Slow dynamic exercises to improve core strength are covered along with some unique breathing drills. Emphasis is placed on structural alignment throughout all exercises and this should spill over into everyday life.