Getting Started

Systema Academy

Come along and join in. The atmosphere at the academy is open, friendly and highly productive.  Beginners are very welcome.

No appointment is necessary private and specialised classes can be arranged by appointment

What should I wear? Just wear comfortable trousers (tracksuit bottoms or walking trousers are ideal) and a long sleeved top.  Beginners are paired with advanced students in order to learn the basics and how to fall safely.

Class times:

Full Systema Classes on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 19:30 – 21:00

Breathing Classes on Tuesday and Thursday from 18.15-19.15

Daytime class on Thursdays 10.30-11.30am

Family classes on Monday from 18.15-19.15 (age 8 and above) and Saturdays from 09:00 – 09.45 (Ages 4-8) and 09.00 – 10.30 8 and above.

How to find us

Location: Unit S3

Avonside Enterprise Park
New Broughton Road
SN12 8BT





 Instructor: Matt Hill Certified Systema Instructor & 5th Dan in Aikido.

  • Affiliated by Vladimir Vasiliev as a Full Instructor in Systema, the Martial Art and of the Russian Special Forces
  • Nationally Accredited Self Defence Instructor
  • Holistic approach to well being and martial arts
  • Authentic & traditional approach after 2 years living in Japan as an apprentice to Aikido Grand Master Morihiro Saito
  • Ex- Parachute Regiment Captain
  • Try something new – Regular outdoor, national and international courses.

Classes open to children and adults of both sexes from 4 years and above.

What is it like?

People have heard about it being a philosophy, meditation, a hand to hand and weapons system, a health practice.  It is actually all of these and more.  It is a path, a way of living your life to its fullest giving attention to all aspects of your body mind and spirit.  Total well-being. Here is a short clip of a regular class:

Payment options: It is £20 for a 2 session trial and then there are various options to suit your needs and budget. (Please note that payment must be made before training commences.)

Please note that due to the unique and cooperative training methodology, there are no beginner or advanced classes. All classes are open to everyone. The training is designed in such a way that all levels develop in each class and achieve quick results.

We look forward to seeing you soon.  Still unsure?  Read the comments of our regular students here: Testimonials

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to call on 07584 025 206 or email: