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New Website!

Posted in Uncategorized on July 28, 2015 by Lexington Systema

This website is no longer being updated.  For current information on Systema training in Southwest Virginia, please visit

Joining forces

Posted in Uncategorized on September 8, 2014 by Lexington Systema

Due to a recent move, I will no longer be offering classes in Lexington.  The Lexington school has merged into the long-standing Roanoke Systema Group, and I have come on-board there as the assistant instructor under the outstanding certified instructor Lloyd Robrecht.  This website will remain up as an informational resource for the foreseeable future, and I still welcome those who are interested in Systema to contact me through the form on this site. 

For anyone who may be interested in joining our training classes in Roanoke, I would encourage you to visit our Facebook page or our website

I thoroughly enjoyed my time teaching in Lexington, and hope those who are interested in training will follow us to our Roanoke location.

Upcoming Seminar with Lloyd Robrecht

Posted in Uncategorized on September 8, 2013 by Lexington Systema

To kick off fall schedule of classes, we are happy to announce that we will be hosting guest instructor Lloyd Robrecht for a seminar on September 14th from 10-2.  The topic will be Preparing for Aggression, and will focus on how to defend yourself against knife attacks.  For more information, and to RSVP (appreciated, but not required), please visit the Facebook event page, or contact us through this site.

Fall Schedule and New Senior Class

Posted in Uncategorized on August 13, 2013 by Lexington Systema

Our regular fall schedule will resume the 3rd week of September, with classes on Wednesday nights from 7-9 and Saturday afternoons from 1-3.  Until then, we will continue to have our classes on Wednesday nights. 

Stay tuned for details on a new Senior Citizens class through the Maury River Senior Center, beginning the middle of September.  This class will be open to anyone age 13 and up.  Those under the age of 18 will need to be accompanied by an adult. 

Fistfight seminar at NC Systema and Schedule Updates

Posted in Uncategorized on July 23, 2013 by Lexington Systema

Fistfight seminar at NC Systema and Schedule Updates

I visited NC Systema in Chapel Hill this past Saturday for an outstanding seminar on fist fighting. Their next seminar will be on knife work on August 24th. I highly recommend these seminars for those interested in a topic focused, 4 hour seminar only about 3.5 hours from Lexington. For more information on the upcoming seminar, click on the photo.

We will be taking a brief summer hiatus from training for the next few weeks while I travel to Seattle for a Wilderness Evasion seminar with Konstantin Komarov. We will resume Wednesday classes on August 14th. Saturday classes will resume in September.

Regular Schedule Returns This Week

Posted in Uncategorized on June 2, 2013 by Lexington Systema

After a few weeks of no Saturday classes because of seminars, we are returning to our regular Wednesday/Saturday class schedule this week.  Please join us at 60 Cloverleaf Ln in Lexington, VA as we will be exploring some new concepts from Vladimir Vasiliev’s seminar in Los Angeles and Glenn Murphy’s outdoor seminar in North Carolina. 

Also, on Saturday June 8th we will be hosting guest instructor Lloyd Robrecht from Roanoke Systema Group for our regular class from 1-3.  I encourage everyone to join us for the opportunity to learn from a very skilled and experienced instructor!

LA Seminar

Posted in Uncategorized on May 22, 2013 by Lexington Systema

LA Seminar

I had a great time at the Vladimir Vasiliev Defend-Attack seminar in LA this past weekend. I’m looking forward to bringing the new material back to everyone at Lexington Systema! As a reminder, we will meet for class tonight, the 22nd, but not this Saturday. The schedule will return to normal after that.

Schedule updates

Posted in Uncategorized on May 13, 2013 by Lexington Systema

We will not hold Saturday classes on May 18th or 25th due to other major Systema events.  Our Wednesday classes will continue as regularly scheduled, from 7-9.  Saturday classes will resume on June 1.

And remember, if you are a senior citizen, or have a senior citizen in your life in the Lexington area, Lexington Systema is hosting a self-defense class tailored specifically for the over-50 community through the Maury River Senior Center in Buena Vista.  Click here for more information on registering for this class!

Knife Work Series Starting!

Posted in Uncategorized on May 5, 2013 by Lexington Systema

Over the next few weeks we’ll be focusing our attention on knife fighting. We will look at defending against the knife, knife disarms, knife-on-knife work, and offensive knife work. I hope you will join us!

Street Crimes Video

Posted in Uncategorized on April 30, 2013 by Lexington Systema

This video is available now for download from the Systema HQ website. I was there when it was filmed, and I highly recommend it as an enlightening look at protecting yourself from petty theft, pickpocketing, and similar street crimes. If you have an organization that would be interested in learning more about this, and other aspects of self-defense, please contact Lexington Systema through the link on the right sidebar.