"No rules. No belts. No nonsense. The System - a fighting art without all the needless baggage."
- Black Belt Magazine.
Come train with us! One of only two schools in the state, located in Lynnwood near Alderwood Mall.
Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 hosted by Northwest Return to Work at
19221 36th Avenue West, Lynnwood, WA 98036
John L Scott Building (Bldg 6) Suite 101
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Systema (literally 'The System') is rooted in traditional Russian health and fitness practices as well as fighting arts. During the Soviet era it was incorporated into Russian military training, and is still used by certain special operations units in Russia. Informal and practical,
Systema is designed to be adaptable to any person in any situation, and includes physical and psychological conditioning, striking and body manipulation, ground fighting/wrestling, rolling and falling, weapons, engaging multiple opponents, teamwork, and more.
Despite its utilitarian nature, training is approached as a form of play with the fundamental principle of non-destruction. Combat-oriented exercises are balanced with breath and tension management drills to promote a calm, clear, aware mind and a relaxed, free and mobile body.
The ultimate purpose of Systema is to cleanse the human body, psyche, and spirit, preparing and strengthening the whole being, giving practitioners the opportunity to continually learn about and discover themselves in many ways and on many levels.