The International Combat Systema Association
Combat Systema advocates a scientific, research-based approach to combat training. We are principle-based, but not at the exclusion of technique.
Below are the levels of instructorship in Combat Systema required to be recognized as an affiliate of the International Combat Systema Association:
In order for an affiliate to be recognized as an official training group, an affiliate must hold a basic level 1 certification and an "Instructor-in-Training" rank.
To be recognized as an instructor, a practitioner must hold a level 3 certification and an Instructor's rank.
To be recognized as a Full Instructor, a practitioner must hold a level 6 certification and have completed an additional "Instructor's Certification" covering advanced educational theory.
After maintaining their standing and advancing the individual interpretation for a minimum of 2 years, an instructor may be appointed our highest rank, Senior Instructor.
Because we promote individual evolution and integration of other styles in each of our affiliates, please note that Kevin Secours cannot guarantee the quality or content of any instructor and that interpretations will vary from school to school. 1st Generation instructors, certified prior to 2014, were done so following less rigid criteria. In 2014, 7 specific ranking levels were added to improve the consistency and quality of the instructors. Therefore, Generation 2 instructors were certified according to more specific and recent requirements.
HEAD QUARTERS-Montreal, Quebec, Canada
The head quarter for the International Combat Systema Association, boasting daily classes, private instruction and monthly seminars taught by director Kevin Secours. For more information, click here.
Under the direction of instructor Adam Vounoridis. Generation 2, Level 3 Instructor.
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. Peter is a 1st Generation instructor.
Mississauga-Toronto Combat Systema
Under the direction of dedicated Apprentice Instructor Orhan Ismailovski, 2nd generation apprentice.
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 Rive-Sud
Under the direction of instructor Sebastien Lebeau.
Combat Systema Québec
Under the direction of instructor Nicolas Boissonneault.
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 Instructor Steve Langlois.
Under the direction of Instructor Mathieu Renaud.
Gian-Paul Simpson 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 Combat Systema Apprentice Instructor Adrian Tan.
Under the direction of law enforcement officer and martial arts expert Mike Malpass.
Under instructors David Snyder and Dawn Liu.
Under the direction of 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.
Under the direction of Paul Hollingsworth, this location is our first branch in Kentucky and boasts an open-minded and progressive training approach.
New Market, Maryland
Under the direction of Instructor Dave Hummel.
Western Maryland, Maryland
Under the direction of Instructor Bill McPherson.
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.
REAL Martial Arts, Santa Fe
This training group is under the responsibility of Raven Hicks, Director of REAL Martial Arts.
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.
Ohio Combat Systema
Under head instructor Jeff Selby, this club benefits from three decades of eclectic martial arts experience.
Under the direction of Ian Prescott.
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.
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. This integrated training facility offers Alex Kostic's Homo Ludens and Combat Systema and serves as the ICSA headquarters for Germany.
Combat Systema Duisburg
This training group is under the responsibility of Apprentice Instructor, Volker Heckt.
Combat Systema Norway
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.
Under the direction of Instructor Ignacio Munoz
Combat Systema Hermosillo
Under the direction of Aldo D. Flores, the director of Combat Systema Mexico, the Hermosillo branch is committed to an exploration and integration of martial approaches, blending Aikido, BJJ and American Kenpo experiences into a functional combative system.
Under the direction of Ben Lee.