LOCATIONS OF AFFILIATES WORLDWIDE:
The following schools are certified representatives of Combat Systema. Combat Systema advocates a scientific, research-based approach to combat training. We are principle-based, but not at the exclusion of technique. As there are as many interpretations of Combat Systema as there are practitioners, every instructor's interpretation will be their own unique understanding of combat truth, governed by our foundational principles:
-Research and Experimentation: No mysticism. No bunk. What works and why.
-Multi-Dimensional Educational Approaches: Structured teaching that appeals to all learning styles.
-Progressive Rehearsal Drilling: Building from skill isolation, to skill integration, to skill confidence.
-Pressure Testing: The measured and constructive inclusion of appropriate resistance.
-Debriefing and Assessment: The discussion and analysis of lessons learned from this progression.
-Enlightened Repetition: Returning to the beginning of the cycle, with renewed understanding and awareness.
There are 5 levels of instructorship in Combat Systema:
Apprentice-Instructor: An individual who has organized and runs an officially recognized and sanctioned training group.
Assistant-Instructor: An experienced practitioner who is generally appointed by an Instructor to assist in instruction.
Instructor: An experienced practitoner who is dedicated to the evidence-base combat approach outlined above.
Full Instructor: Has distinguished themself by the completion and certification in all modules of learning expoused by the system.
Senior Instructor: Has functioned as a Combat Systema instructor for a suitable period of time (1-2 years minimally) and continued to forge their individual path of combative understanding.
Combat Systema Sydney:
The Sydney head quarters for Combat Systema under the direction of Instructor Peter Aftanas is dedicated to practical, real-world application and world class training standards and quality.
Central Coast Wyong:
Under the direction of verteran martial artist Mick Barton, this club offers private and group training completely customized to the student's needs.
Forest City Combat Systema
Located in London, Ontario, this pragmatic and passionate training group runs under head instructor Steve Beecroft.
Montreal Systema Academy
The Head Quarters for The International Combat Systema Association, under the direction of founder Kevin Secours, B.Ed.
Combat Systema West Island
Under Senior Instructor Danny Kovac.
Combat Systema Longeuil
Under the direction of instructor Sebastien Lebeau.
Combat Systema Québec
Under the direction of instructor Julien Le Beller.
Combat Systema Rouyn-Noranda
Under the direction of instructor Sébastien Girard.
Chicoutimi Combat Systema
Under the direction of instructor Jimmy Francoeur.
Rive-Nord (St. Eustache, Boisbriand)
Under the direction of martial arts veteran Steve Langlois.
Under the direction of Mathieu renaud, available for corporate and private contracts and lessons.
Our first West Island branch under the direction of senior instructor Jordan Bill.
Gian-Paul Simpson Combat Systema
Under the direction of instructor Gian-Paul Simpson.
Francesco Galle Combat Systema
Available for corporate and private contracts and lessons.
Whistler Combat Systema:
Under the direction of Integrated Fighting Systems veteran, Combat Systema Full Instructor and Modern Kempo Jujitsu black belt Mike Roberts.
Under the direction of law enforcement officer and martial arts expert Mike Malpass.
Under instructors David Snyder and Dawn Liu, they offer and integrate an immense sea of knowledge to their teachings.
Under instructor Neil Bednar, dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge and development in martial arts and training.
Under the direction of Charlie MacDonald, this is our first branch in California and is dedicated to practical and realistic solutions to the problem of violence.
Orlando Combat Systema
Under the direction of Gregory Cooper, this is our first branch in Floria. Gregory is a seasoned martial artist with a pragmatic approach to combat training.
Tallahassee Combat Systema
Under instructor Bill Trumpler, this location benefits from a wealth of martial experience and offers a personalized treatment of training.
Kyoseido Academy Self Defense and Fitness
Under the direction of Gary Schreiner, founder of the F.I.R.E. Self Defense, Impauer for Women and Kyoseido Ninja Kids programs.
Iowa Combat Systema
Under the direction of Rick Lehman, this club is dedicated to a progressive and holistic treatment of personal safety and health.
Under the direction of Paul Hollingsworth, this location is our first branch in Kentucky and boasts an open-minded and progressive training approach.
Western Maryland, Maryland
Under the direction of Instructor Bill McPherson.
Under the direction of Karate and Judo black belt Jason Patterson, our Dudley branch offers a uniquely integrated approach to real world combat for the entire family. To visist Jason's web site, click here.
Kansas City Combat Systema
Under the direction of Steve Nalivaiko, this branch is dedicated to the exploration of practical self-defense and benefits from Steve's 25 plus years in the arts, and real-life combat and self-defense experience.
Montana Combat Systema
Under the direction of martial arts veteran Greg McGillen, this school is dedicated to a scientific study of the resolution of violence and is heavily invested in various youth programs.
Laconia, New Hampshire:
Under the direction of Senior Combat Systema instructor Sensei Sali Azem, the director of Combat Systema training for New England, our Laconia branch is our New England training headquarters with Paul Cohen as Assistant Instructor
Neptune, New Jersey:
Under the direction of Combat Systema instructor Greg Mihovich, Underground Gym founder and head coach.
Ocean Township, New Jersey:
Under the direction of Russian martial arts expert David Rusin.
Head Instructor Danford Kern brings a varied lifelong experience in the martial arts combined with 20 years of army service in the conventional and special force.
Director Dee Chrisman is dedicated to providing sound and reality based self-defense training to the women at her Get Twisted Yoga studio through Combat Systema knowledge and methodology.
West North Carolina
The Mountain Forge Training Group is headed by Bryan Dieterich, engaged in the study of martial arts and combatives for over fifteen years.
Rutherford & Ashville
Instructor Charly Aurelia co-teaches at WNC Combat Systema and offers private training in the Ashville area.
Ohio Combat Systema
Under head instructor Jeff Selby, this club benefits from three decades of eclectic martial arts experience.
Nashville Combat Systema
Director Stewart Breeding is a published author, renown fitness expert and trainer, ex elite military operative and lifelong verteran of the martial arts.
Under head instructor Herb Martin, this club boasts a unique approach to hyper-accelerated learning and pressure testing.
American Kenpo expert Jim Dryburgh offers a powerful integrated approach to combat Systema accessible to the entire family.
San Antonio, Texas
Michael Blackgrave, director of Seamok Tactical Solutions, offers a highly functional, integrated, real-world approach to martial arts that fuses the concepts of Combat Systema with his 30 plus years in the martial arts.
Psychiatric physician and Budo Taijitsu 2nd dan Robert Strayhan, offers a unique insight into the resolution of the problem of violence.
Under the direction of Kyoshi Patrick Donahue, this training center benefits from Patrick's incredibly vast and credible lineage of martial training as well as his intense passion and knowledge of modern weapon and tactics.
The Burlington location is committed to providing a treatment of Combat Systema based on practicality and real-life application, with careful treatment of the psychological nuances of early detection, avoidance and de-escalation and powerful personal protection tactics.
Underhill Center, Vermont
Martial Arts veteran Kevin Perline integrates a wealth of professional and martial experience in a unique approach to Combat Systema.
Virginia Combat Systema
Under the direction of Louie Earle, Virginia's exclusive Combat Systema training group boasts an open atmoshpere, a dedication to improving the student, and a commitment to practical self-defense solutions.
Under the direction of Alexander Groger and Thomas Martin, this integrated training facility offers Alex Kostic's Homo Ludens and Combat Systema and serves as the ICSA headquarters for Germany.
Under the direction of Ola Skodvin and Aksel Johansen, the co-directors of Combat Systema Training for Scandinavia, this school is driven by a passionate and scientific search for personal excellence and combat efficiency in a safe, intelligent and welcoming training atmosphere.
Under head instructor Ainar Miyata, this club benefits from Ainar's multi-discipline experience in the arts as well as his formal training in physiotherapy and body work, providing Ainar with a unique insight into human capabilities and performance enhancement.
Under head instructor Stefan Petersson, this is our first school in Sweden. Stefan benefits from an extensive background in various martial disciplines and provides an open-minded and functional interpreation of combat for all practitoners.
Combat Systema Portugal
Under the direction of João N. Nascimento, our Portugal branch boasts an eclectic fusion of world class combat and fitness strategies and perspectives.
Tony Bergin is the head coach of Systema Concepts and Raw Combat Scotland, teaching a whole range of clients from civillian, security, police and militry. His motto is putting the fun back into fighting.
Combat Systema Hermosillo
Under the direction of Aldo D. Flores, Hermosillo branch is committed to an exploration and integration of martial approaches, blending Aikido, BJJ and American Kenpo experiences into a functional combative system.