DC SYSTEMA - Russian Martial Art


We train in a non-competitive environment with special attention to safety. Due to the serious subject of study and the potential to do harm, every student must be attentive and respectful of the material and each other. There are no forms or a catalog of techniques to memorize. Study of Systema is to regain the body’s natural ability to receive information and to move with spontaneity and freedom. Everybody in class is working to improve their breathing, relaxation, flexibility, and strength through the gradual removal of fear and inoculation to stress. There aren't any color belt rankings or levels to attain in Systema; one’s progress is measured by honest self-evaluation.

DC Systema welcomes all sincere students regardless of previous martial art experience (or lack of), current fitness level, race, gender, age (18+), and reasons for training. We only require you to be a good person with integrity and the desire to train honestly.


What to wear 

T-shirts and comfortable pants are recommended. Out of respect for those who serve and to avoid any misunderstanding with law enforcement, please refrain from camouflage or any other military looking uniforms. Solid colored BDUs are fine. You may also purchase Systema shirts if you want to express your enthusiasm. Barefeet or socks only for indoor training. Comfortable shoes for outdoor training.



We recommend investing in a solid training knife (non-bendable) and a solid replica of a pistol like the ASP Red Gun. Please do not bring a live blade or a real/realistic looking gun to class.

Water, extra shirt, and a hand towel.



Jonathan Han is a certified full instructor under Vladimir Vasiliev. Always a student first, he continues his study with the founders and senior Systema instructors. Along with his study of the Russian Martial Art, Jonathan has over twenty five years of various martial arts, dance, and professional weapons training. He believes the study of the martial arts is a personal journey to develop a deeper understanding of ourselves and become the best we can be in this life.



Disclaimer: The instructor makes no claim to be an expert in Systema or martial art in general. He is not an ex-military operator, law enforcement officer, or a professional fighter of any kind. As a certified Systema instructor and student of multiple disciplines, he can only share what he knows and hope students will use the information to seek the truth for themselves.