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What is Systema

Systema  is one of the most creative, powerful and effective martial arts. It is characterized by free flowing, relaxed movement without any pre-planned notions. There are no memorized techniques. No stances. No katas.  It is pure training at its finest.

If you have been training in other arts, here is a great opportunity to expand your knowledge and open yourself to new experiences. If you have never done any martial art, we welcome you to experience the strength that comes from relaxation. The freedom of movement that comes from flow. The powerful that exists inside of you, that can finally come forth. . .

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Vladmir Vasiliev

Systema’s co-founder, Vladimir Vasiliev writes: Russia had to repel invaders and attackers who brought their distinct styles of combat and weaponry. As a result, Russian warriors acquired a style that combined strong spirit with extremely innovative and versatile tactics that were at the same time practical, deadly, and effective against any type of enemy under any circumstances. The style was natural and free .”

This is a great summary, particularly the last phrase. Systema is natural and free, based upon movements that you already know. Come to a class and experience it.

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Central Florida Systema: Orlando’s school for Russian Martial Art

Dare to Train!

Who We Are

Central Florida Systema is dedicated to learning this Russian martial art, as well as exploring Systema to help improve our lives and the lives of others. It is about practicing this art to help us find better and better versions of ourselves. 

Our school is open to anyone, regardless of rank or prior experience. We share information in an informal environment, practice movement and work to master this exceptional art to the greatest degree possible.

We are the only schools in Central Florida that offer Systema and are certified by Vladimir Vasiliev,  and affiliated with Senior Instructors, David and Rick Merrell of South Florida.

Central Florida Systema was founded and is run by Dr. David Orman (click to read more) who was the first Systema Instructor in Greater Orlando. He has been training in martial arts for over 30 years and brought Systema to the Orlando area in 2007.

“We have an absolutely wonderful group of men and women here at CFL Systema. They are dedicated, lively and thoroughly enjoy exploring Systema. It is a joy to a part of this group. Come join us and experience it yourself!”

– David Orman, Instructor

Our Classes

Come experience a class for yourself and feel what it is like to practice Systema. Our classes are on Monday nights in Winter Garden and Thursday nights in Clermont, both starting at 7pm. We also have many special events, seminars, guest instructors and happening throughout the year.

You will fit in perfectly here. . . . .