WELCOME to the World of Russian Martial Art

Central Florida Systema is the first school in Orlando to offer this unique training in Systema, the Russian Martial Arts taught to the special forces known as Spetznas. Now in our 10th year, CFL Systema invites you to explore this training and become a part of our Community!

Unlike other arts, movements in Systenma are spontaneous and based on natural flow. If you are new to martial arts, you will thoroughly enjoy the challenge of learning how to move naturally. If you are experienced in martial arts, you will appreciate the freedom from memorized and rehearsed techniques.

"Your classes are like taking a seminar. Each one!"  
- pete Knocke, Attorney

  • What Is Systema
  • Who We Are

We are certified by Vladimir Vasiliev, Systema’s co-founder and affiliated with Senior Instructors, David and Rick Merrell of South Florida, the only school in Greater Orlando to make this statement.

Central Florida Systema was founded by Dr. David Orman.. He has been training in martial arts for over 30 years, holder of 4 black belts, has the title of Sifu in Tai Chi and was the first to bring Systema to the Orlando area. David is the Chief Instructor at the school.

He is also an Acupuncture Physician and Master Herbalist. David lectured to Congress, taught at major universities and has been featured in national magazines. To see more, CLICK HERE.​

​Come train with us:

MONDAY nights, 7pm-8:30pm

Jessie Brock Center, 310 N. Dillard St., Winter Garden, FL 


Kick & Punch Defense

Learn how to defend against any type of kick or punch in a powerful, creative way.

Multiple Attackers

Defend yourself against 2, 3 or more attackers using Systema's "Big 4" principles

Clothing as a Weapon

Unique to Systema, learn to use common items and articles of clothing as weapons.

Stick and Knife Work

Defend yourself against common weapons as well as learn to use them offensively.

Training in Systema has helped me significantly. I always loved martial arts but fear paralyzed me and I was not able to get involved in regular training for many years. Sytema has helped me to overcome fears in my life as a whole; I had been able to use my additional confidence in my work and personal life. I also find that it does not matter what situation I am going through in my life and how stressed I can be; attending Monday classes relaxes me and I always come home relaxed and ready to deal with those stressful situations.

Carlos Alvarado, Student


Dealing With Anger

Some people simply cannot deal with their anger. Or more precisely, the way they attempt to deal with it borders on self-destruction. . . Read More. Read More

Best Non Martial Arts Books For Martial Artists

​You undoubtedly have copies of the Book of 5 Rings and Art of War. It goes with saying that Strikes and Let Ever Breathe is in the mix too.  Read More

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