Greg Coveney has studied various styles across the years (18+ years of training), such as Aikido, Karate, Ninjitsu, plus many others until he came across Systema back in 2000. He started training in Systema 8 years ago shortly after which he started the Maidenhead group with Darren, as trying to find someone who trained in this was even more limited than it is nowadays. Since then he has spent time with Vladimir in Canada and has stayed at Mikhail's home in Russia to further study the art, as well as attending countless UK seminars.
Darren Pickard has been training in martial arts since 1992, covering several arts
such as Systema, Karate, Ju-
Since 2000 Darren has been training mainly in Systema, with the odd Combat Sombo summer camp thrown in for good luck. His training in Systema has come from attendance of seminars across the UK and Germany, from Greg Coveney’s experiences in Canada and Russia, and of course the time spent teaching and training in Maidenhead.
As well as teaching martial arts Darren is also a Reiki Level 2 healer.