Our Approach

Our philosophy is short and simple: You matter. Everyone who trains with us counts, regardless of age, athletic ability or prior martial arts training. We respect everyone.

Most other arts use the pyramid as the model. There is one person at the top and everyone else is below them.

Here at Central Florida Systema, we use the Circle as the model. We are all on our own path but we are all equal.

Our Story

Central FL Systema started in the driveway of Dr. David Orman. David has been involved in the martial arts since  1984 and has 4 black belts. One day, he was encouraged to view a DVD of Vladimir Vasiliev by a friend.

He watched the video about 25 times over the course of 2 week, as there was THAT much interest. After  a search, David found a teacher in W. Palm Beach as takes monthly trips to train. He has been doing these training trips since 2006.

David was the first to become a Full Instructor in Systema, being certified by Vladimir Vasiliev. Afterward, he opened up the first Russian Martial Arts school in Greater Orlando and has been teaching there ever since.

Meet Your Instructor


Dr. David Orman


David has been involved in the martial arts for over 30 years. He holds the rank of black belt in aikido, Japanese sword, karate, kendo and Tai  Chi. He is the first Fully Certified Instructor in Systema in the Greater Orlando area.

Additionally, David is an Acupuncture Physician, writer,  and teacher. He has lectured to Congress, taught at major colleges and universities,  and treated thousands of patients over his career.

David also has completed a dozen marathons and is learning the Russian language.

Next Steps...

To contact  David, call: 407 810 2171