Systema Books

Systema, meaning "the system" or "the method" in Russian, is a comprehensive martial art and self-defense system developed by Russian Special Forces and rooted in ancient Slavic traditions. With a focus on adaptability, relaxation, and efficiency, Systema offers practitioners a holistic approach to physical combat, mental conditioning, and spiritual development.

The history of Systema traces back to ancient Russia, where warriors and soldiers relied on combat techniques passed down through generations to protect their lands and communities. Over centuries of warfare and conflict, these techniques evolved into a systematic approach to combat known as Systema.

In the late 20th century, Systema was revitalized and formalized by Mikhail Ryabko, a Russian Special Forces Colonel and martial artist, who sought to codify the principles and techniques of Russian martial arts into a comprehensive system. Drawing from his extensive military experience, as well as traditional Slavic martial arts and healing practices, Ryabko developed Systema as a practical and adaptable method of self-defense and combat training.

One of the defining features of Systema is its emphasis on relaxation, fluidity of movement, and economy of motion. Practitioners learn to move with grace and efficiency, conserving energy and minimizing tension in order to respond effectively to threats and attacks. Systema techniques include strikes, joint locks, throws, and ground fighting, with an emphasis on adapting to the unique circumstances of each encounter.

In addition to physical training, Systema incorporates elements of breathwork, meditation, and psychological conditioning to develop mental resilience, emotional control, and intuition. Practitioners learn to manage stress, fear, and uncertainty, cultivating a calm and focused mindset that enables them to perform effectively under pressure.

Systema has gained recognition and popularity worldwide, with schools and training centers established in countries around the globe. Its reputation for practicality, adaptability, and effectiveness has attracted practitioners from diverse backgrounds, including military and law enforcement personnel, martial artists, and self-defense enthusiasts.

Today, Systema continues to evolve and expand, with practitioners exploring new applications and interpretations of its principles in areas such as healthcare, education, and personal development. Whether practiced for self-defense, physical fitness, or spiritual growth, Systema offers a transformative journey of self-discovery and empowerment for those willing to embark on the path.

Our store offers a curated selection of instructional books on Systema that cover a wide range of topics, including technique breakdowns, breathwork exercises, meditation practices, and historical insights. Whether you are a seasoned practitioner or new to Systema, our books provide invaluable insights and practical guidance to help you unlock the secrets of this dynamic and multifaceted martial art.

Systema Self Defense Book by Robert Poyton

Systema Self Defense Book by Robert Poyton

Regular price $28.00 CAD
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Tatsujin Vol 4: Strongest Combat Techniques Book & DVD (Preowned)

Tatsujin Vol 4: Strongest Combat Techniques Book & DVD (Preowned)

Regular price $84.00 CAD
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Systema: Russian Martial Art 25 Combat Drills Book by Matt Hill - Budovideos

Systema: Russian Martial Art 25 Combat Drills Book by Matt Hill

Regular price $24.00 CAD
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Systema Health: 25 Practises For A Lifetime Of Health, Fitness and Wellbeing Book by Matt Hill - Budovideos

Systema Health: 25 Practises For A Lifetime Of Health, Fitness and Wellbeing Book by Matt Hill

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Living Systema Book by Matt Hill - Budovideos

Living Systema Book by Matt Hill

Regular price $26.00 CAD
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Systema Awareness Training Book by Robert Poyton - Budovideos

Systema Awareness Training Book by Robert Poyton

Regular price $27.00 CAD
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Systema Locks, Holds & Throws Book by Robert Poyton - Budovideos

Systema Locks, Holds & Throws Book by Robert Poyton

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Systema Solo Training Book by Robert Poyton - Budovideos

Systema Solo Training Book by Robert Poyton

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Systema Partner Training Book by Robert Poyton - Budovideos

Systema Partner Training Book by Robert Poyton

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Systema: The Russian Martial System Book by Giuseppe Filotto - Budovideos

Systema: The Russian Martial System Book by Giuseppe Filotto

Regular price $126.00 CAD
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Systema Voices Volume 1 Book - Budovideos

Systema Voices Volume 1 Book

Regular price $33.00 CAD
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Sambo and Systema: Russia's Prominent Martial Arts Book by Kevin Secours & Brett Jacques - Budovideos

Sambo and Systema: Russia's Prominent Martial Arts Book by Kevin Secours & Brett Jacques

Regular price $16.00 CAD
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Systema Footwork Book by Takahide Kitagawa - Budovideos

Systema Footwork Book by Takahide Kitagawa

Regular price $49.00 CAD
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Systema Body Work Book by Takahide Kitagawa - Budovideos

Systema Body Work Book by Takahide Kitagawa

Regular price $35.00 CAD
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4 Systema Principles for Infinite Movements Book by Takahide Kitagawa - Budovideos

4 Systema Principles for Infinite Movements Book by Takahide Kitagawa

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Combat Systema Fighting Principles Book by Mitani Manami - Budovideos

Combat Systema Fighting Principles Book by Mitani Manami

Regular price $38.00 CAD
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EDGE: Secrets of the Russian Blade Masters Book by Vladimir Vasiliev & Scott Meredith - Budovideos Inc

EDGE: Secrets of the Russian Blade Masters Book by Vladimir Vasiliev & Scott Meredith

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Let Every Breath... Secrets of the Russian Breath Masters Book by Vladimir Vasiliev & Scott Meredith - Budovideos Inc

Let Every Breath... Secrets of the Russian Breath Masters Book by Vladimir Vasiliev & Scott Meredith

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The Russian System Guidebook by Vladimir Vasiliev - Budovideos Inc

The Russian System Guidebook by Vladimir Vasiliev

Regular price $23.00 CAD
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Systema Real Fighting Book & DVD by Brett Adams (Preowned)

Systema Real Fighting Book & DVD by Brett Adams (Preowned)

Regular price $42.00 CAD
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