Testimonials

have been training in Systema for one year. Practicing Systema has increased by energy and improved my outlook in life. In addition, Systema has helped me overcome fear of failure and has opened a desire to try new things. It has also given me the opportunity to meet amazing people that art part of the Central FL Systema school, as well as people from other schools.

I enjoy going to class on Mondays with an open mind, looking forward to experiencing what the instructor will bring to the class. The second favorite experience was attending the Tampa seminar with Vlad, meeting him and seeing up close and personal, his outstanding skills.

I would recommend this school because it is the best martial arts training to practice by itself or to supplement your previous training.

Carlos Alvarado
Christy Leduc

​I have been training in Systema for 8 1/2 months.

I started wanting to learn self defense but it has become a deeper learning experience about myself.

My favorite is knife training and strikes, giving and receiving.

I would recommend this because it is a great way to learn to overcome fears.

I have been training 13 months.

Overall experience? Fantastic! Classmates are excellent people and the instructor is one of the best teachers I have ever had. My life has improved since taking classes. I find myself now wanting to take on more difficult challenges.

My favorite experience has been the Vladimir seminar in Tampa. It was awesome for our class to be there together. Training with others from around the globe and witnessing Vlad’s skill first hand was brilliant.

I would highly recommend this school. It is a no-nonsense approach to fighting while being fun. Lots of hidden benefits like how to relax and control fear and tension. Non linear ways of learning and practicing new skills too. A broad range of training skills and situations.

Craig Newton 
Alonzo Calloway

Quality of Instruction: Excellent

Other aspects: Excellent

Recommended: Yes

Systema is very fluid and realistic. Covers all aspects of self defense: punch , kick, knife/gun, ground. There is a huge emphasis on relaxing and breath control. Anyone of any age and/or background can add this fantastic art to their repertoire!!! Instructor is very welcoming and atmosphere is always positive with a great group of people….why not try something new and different!!

Quality of Instruction: Excellent

Other aspects: Excellent

Recommended: Yes

Systema is the only martial arts where you can hear people laugh and have a good time while training. There are no techniques, Katas or any other drills to remember. If you have to remember anything, it will be to breathe, stay relaxed and move with a purpose. Highly recommended! The only place I would train or recommend.

Carlos Ruiz                 
Garth Widows

Quality of Instruction: Excellent

Other aspects: Excellent

Recommended: Yes

Central FL Systema is an outstanding environment to practice a martial art unlike any other you may have practiced before. The instruction is excellent and translates to everyone no matter how long you have been practicing. The class is made up of a great group of people who are both welcoming and eager to learn. My time at the Central Fl Systema school has truly been rewarding and taught me some great life lessons as well. I highly recommend this school to anyone interested in learning a unique martial art.

Quality of Instruction: Excellent

Other aspects:Excellent

Recommended:Yes

If you are not practicing Systema, you are missing out on a great experience. This very nice group of people is dedicated to learn and teach others. The instructor created a welcoming environment to beginners. Experienced martial artist will also benefit from this training. The instructor, David Orman, is very talented and his dedication to teaching does not cease to amaze me.

Bill Ward                 
Jon Warcholak
Quality of Instruction:Excellent

Other aspects:Excellent

Recommended:Yes

Friendly atmosphere with a welcoming core group of individuals at various levels of skill. Open and informal learning environment. Plenty of personal attention from the instructor. Focus on core movements and concepts including breath control and tension reduction. Instructor introduces methods for hand-to-hand and weapon defense, striking, takedowns, stick fighting and more. Techniques are practiced and refined with partners or small groups overseen by the instructor. Whether you are a skilled martial artist from another discipline or a complete beginner, you will find worthwhile information and activity here. Highly Recommended!