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[Martin Wheeler]
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wantagh Park, Long Island

Join us for two days of hands-on training with one of the world's most practical and unique martial artists, Systema expert Martin Wheeler. Learn to work like a professional in a street brawl. Hone your Systema street crowd fighting skills, learn methods of tension and fear reduction, natural instinct utilization, relaxation and breathing techniques, body conditioning training, and awareness and responsiveness development. Don't miss another great day of Systema training in beautiful Wantagh Park!
>>> Registration: $125 per day. No charge for observers. This event is rain or shine. To register or for more information, contact Frank Fileti at frankfileti412@hotmail.com or 516-567-8224.

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Systema instructional DVDs available at Fighthouse
[Systema DVDs]

SYSTEMA episode of Go Warrior on the Discovery Channel >> larger version

[Systema video]
Fighthouse Long Island Systema Instructor Frank Fileti demonstrates various Systema concepts using open hands, stick, knife and multiple attackers.
>> click to watch

[Fighthouse Systema NYC]

NO SYSTEMA CLASS ON SATURDAY, APRIL 18 DUE TO THE SEMINAR WITH MARTIN WHEELER. New and current Fighthouse students are welcome to join us for the seminar - click for details.

  1. Arrive 5 minutes before class
  2. Allow 1.5 hours after a meal
  3. Attire for Systema: workout tee and pants, or camo/cargo pants, light sneaker
  4. Trial class payment is cash only
Group and private lessons available

18 West 18th Street, Room 504

Tuesday 6:30-8:00PM
Wednesday 7:00-8:30PM
Thursday 6:30-8:00PM
Saturday 12:00-1:30PM

Classes are on the 5th floor in Room 504. Rooms may change occasionally, please go to front desk and ask for Fighthouse. Changing rooms and showers are on 6th floor, accessible by stairs or elevator.

>> Click for map of 18 West 18th Street

Nearest Subways:
1 train to 18th St. and 7th Ave.
2,3 train to 14th St. and 7th Ave.
F, M train to 14th St. and 6th Ave.
PATH train to 14th St. and 6th Ave.
N,L,Q,R and 4,5,6 trains to Union Square

Systema media:

"Is Systema the Fiercest Fighting Style on Earth? Black Belt Magazine, August 2013

Discovery Channel's Go Warrior SYSTEMA episode

Spike TV's Deadliest Warrior Green Beret vs. Spetsnaz episode featuring Systema

"How to Take a Punch," by Vladimir Vasiliev, Black Belt Magazine, April 2009

"Systema Teaches the Ultimate Drills for Stopping Elbows, Knees and Head Butts," Black Belt Magazine, February 2007

"The A-Teams" featuring Vladimir Vasiliev, Maxim, March 2001

"Webmaster by Day, Martial Artist by Night", Opportunitas, September 2010

"Girlfight," Village Voice, September 2003

Featured on Fujisankei News

Interview with Sifu Peggy Chau, Martial Arts NY, September 2005

Systema has also been featured in

Black Belt Magazine
American Survival Guide
New Mexico Law Enforcement Journal
Toronto Sun
City TV News, Toronto
The Discovery Channel

Fighthouse Systema NYC

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Russian Martial Art SYSTEMA, taught by Mikhail Ryabko and Vladimir Vasiliev, is a style of hand to hand combat based on an approach that reduces our own fear and tension with underlying breath training, special conditioning methods to control the body, and mental unveiling of the highest body potential to fight in spontaneous, precise, economical, subtle, and diverse ways while maintaining optimal health, fitness, and wellness.

Systema has another name "poznai sebia" or "Know Yourself." What does it really mean to understand yourself? It is not just to know what your strengths and weaknesses are, that is good but fairly superficial. Training in Russian Martial Art is one of the sure ways to see the full extent of our limitations - to see how proud and weak we really are. Systema allows us to gain the true strength of spirit that comes from humility and clarity in seeing the purpose of our life.

As the roots of the Russian Systema are in the Russian Orthodox Christian faith, the belief is that everything that happens to us, good or bad, has only one ultimate purpose. That is to create the best possible conditions for each person to understand himself. Proper training in the Russian Systema carries the same objective - to put every participant into the best possible setting for him to realize as much about himself as he is able to handle at any given moment.

Some of Mikhail Ryabko's words to beginners are "Be a good person and everything else will come to you." In a simple yet comprehensive way, Systema helps you choose and follow the right path.

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