Awarded the BEST SELF DEFENSE PROGRAM in St. Louis for 2012.
St. Louis Systema teaches the ability to
survive and prevail in stressful, dangerous and violent situations in as close to
actual environments as possible, in addition to states of extreme duress, and
exhaustion. St. Louis Systema's training philosophy is based on the
principles and philosophy of Systema - the Russian Martial Art. With this combat system, special uniforms and belts are irrelevant. We are not fitness trainers who teach self defense. We
don’t focus on learned stances and drills. We focus on teaching battle-proven
skills that are quick, unsportsmanlike & lethal, and focus on a body’s
natural positioning and movement to be able to efficiently strike, absorb a
strike, avoid and re-direct from any position.
Our training philosophy is not to be confused with any
traditional fighting arts and/or combat sports fighting systems. We are not in
the business of taking years to teach a client how to incapacitate or eliminate
even the most basic fighter, but rather months, comparable to the time a
special ops soldier has to prepare for an operation.
There are just too many aspects of traditional fighting
arts and sports-based fighting systems that are life-threateningly impractical
and inefficient for the street and actual brutal violence.
Survival Value is “the property of an ability, faculty, or characteristic that makes individuals possessing it more likely to survive, thrive, and reproduce.” This concept, that is closely applied to Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution, is more than a concept at the St. Louis Systema: it is a way of life and the core of our professional training philosophy.
A chameleon’s survival value is its ability to change color to match its environment when threatened. Most humans’ survival value is the assumption that the person next to you is rational. Once threatened, we do have a natural instinct for self-preservation, like any other species. St. Louis Systema's charge is to bolster that natural instinct by building your current stress immune system via intense physical, psychological and physiological training methods to increase your survival value in any actual threatening and/or violent situation.
St. Louis Systema 5017 Northrup Ave. (On The Hill) St. Louis, MO 63110