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Sergej, 41, Novosibirsk – January 2006

My impressions about Russian SystemaSpetsNaz Seminar:

The reason why I attended Russian systema seminar was my long search for universal system of self-defense. I’ll tell you straight away that past 15 years I haven’t been doing any sports or martial arts. Before that used to do Jo-do, Boxing and different styles of Karate. At the beginning of learning every one of them always had a live interest and a great desire to get the secrets of those martial arts as quick as possible, but was disappointed from routine of drilling strikes, blocks and counter-attacks.

The systema seminar was given by the director of international centre of hand-to-hand combat SystemaSpetsnaz - Vadim Starov. I took part in it and witnessed real, very interesting and hard work, and I mean work, because during lessons I quickly understood that SystemaSpetsnaz is not a sport and not a system of self-defense – it’s a complete survival system.

On practical lessons we were given some of the main bits of this Russian systemaSpetsnaz- elements of biomechanics, releases from grips, possibilities of using your body to survive in extreme situations. The fact that a defense is a counter-attack at same time was a discovery for me. You don’t block a strike, but use strength and speed of your opponent instead. The stronger and faster your opponent is – the easier and more effective it is to neutralize him. Your own body is a weapon. Universality of the Spetsnaz system is in the fact that you can learn it at any age and without being fit.

I’d like to say that new skills you get by doing other sports or martial arts don’t effect (in a bad way) your learning the Spetsnaz Style. There were two women taking part in the spetsnaz seminar and I was very surprised when one of them (she was about 50 kg in weight and has never done any martial arts) easily put me down on the floor (I’m 1.78 tall and 120 kg in weight). I’ve never seen anything like what Vadim Starov showed us. He showed us how it’s possible to change state of consciousness for better intuition, reaction, emotional control, etc.

The main thing for me was that there is no routine of drilling moves and strikes. SystemaSpetsNaz - is a creative process. Once you understand the human body as a system of levers and how they work – the rest in SystemaSpetsNaz depends on your imagination, goals and astuteness. Once you know psychological and spiritual sides of the system, you become not only a combat machine but also a person why is ready for any extreme and stressful situations.

In my opinion, every self respected person must know at least basics of SPETSNAZ to protect himself (herself) and relatives in conditions of real threat to life or health. I’d like to thank Vadim Starov for keeping Russian combat traditions and teaching people. With respect, Sergej, 41, Novosibirsk

First-level instructor: Randall Jones – July 2004, Fribourg, Switzerland

Last year, I had the opportunity to take part in a two-week systema seminar of SpetsNaz held in Tver. For six hours each day, I trained with Russian military and non-military personnel directly on the military base as well as in the surrounding forest. The systema seminar was a very enriching experience not only from a martial arts perspective but from a human one as well.

The instructors were top-notch in their field and showed us the various techniques in a very professional and efficient manner. We learned about bio mechanics, levers and angles of attack, the importance of breathing and relaxation, how to roll, perform locks and throws, toss knives, avoid strikes with and without weapons, hit and kick opponents. We also learnt how to load and unload an AK-74 and safely jumped (several times) from a vehicle moving at 10, 20, 30 and 40 km/hour on asphalt.

At the same time, all of the participants and instructors showed kindness and generosity towards me and the three other foreigners who attended the seminar. Spetsnaz training took place in a spirit of openness, warmth and hospitality. I hope to train again one day with the people that I met there.

The Director of the Center, Mr Vadim Starov, made extra special efforts to accommodate me during my stay. He found a Russian family with whom I could stay, arranged to have someone pick me up and take me to/from training, and when I was unable to understand what was being said in Russian, he found very capable people to interpret into English for me.

I would like to thank MrStarov and all of the instructors at the International Center of Russian Martial Arts for their efforts to promote SystemaSpetsNaz in Russia and in other countries.

Professor Senkotiros Founder Maximo Moratillo Pallen – March 2006

How I ever got here in Tver, Russia attending Russian SystemaSpetsNaz Seminar is a question but also faith. I met Mr. Vadim Starov the first day I arrived in Tver.

We discussed all information needed about the seminar. Thanks to Olga, our English interpreter, I felt relaxed and confident that I will have great time in Tver and at the systema seminar. We started the first day of the systema seminar at one of Tver Military Training centers. It was good and very interesting. And I also got to know some of the participants. As we progressed the following days of training, I noticed that Russian Sytema SpetsNaz of hand to hand combat is devoted to a real combat fighting with a heavy emphasize on the mental component. One person attack to multiple and mass attack without or with weapon, such as knife, sword, 52 pole and combat rifles – all this was a part of seminars’ program. At the age of 65 I found myself learning combat situations forward and reverse tumbling many acrobatic military maneuver   techniques. I was ready to head on home on the second day, because it was a hard spetsnaz training every day.

But I decided to stay, exhausted in the evening with an ache, and continue to be ready the next day. Since it was becoming very interesting, especially one of the training which was devoted to developing sensitivity, which is very similar to the training I had had previously. Blindfold you can sense energy and awareness based on 5 senses. In the last four days the program was divided into two parts. In the morning we continued training that we had had previously. The other half of the day we attended practice and lecture based on the system of integrated development of intellect. And this all was conducted by Dr. Alexander Litvinov.

I have two more days left to complete the systema seminar and I plan to go to Moscow in a couple of days but also I am more excited now and don’t want to mess anything. I have grown so much more in over a week and enlightened my weaknesses in my martial arts training. I am glad that I attended thissystema seminar and would do it again when I have the next opportunity, given to me. And I hope to expand my knowledge to the next level. It is truly the best training I have had for a long time. For all this I would like to thank and give my appreciation to those, who made it happen with me. It was a great group and a real group of people – the team instructor and the participants from different parts of Russia.

Mr. Vadim Starov, thank you for giving me the wonderful opportunity and experience, sharing with us the exceptional knowledge in your style of martial arts. Thanks also to Olga, Oksana and Michael for proving a bridge for communication in spite of our language barrier.

Alberto Perini – Instructor KravMaga Instructor Systema 1 degree

I thank the teacher Vadim Starov for all that he has taught us in the stay period in Italy I hope to keep on studying with him also in the future

Giorgio Simonelli – Instructor KravMagaInstructorSystema 1 degree

I am I satisfy to have worked what with a big professional Vadim Starov, certainly a beginning to continue the art of the Russian SpetsNaz

Agostino Ventriglia – Instructor KravMaga Instructor Systema 1 degree

We are really satisfied with having appreciated the cleverness and the ingeniousness of the teacher Vadim Starov, in Italy much has made speak of if and of the Russian SystemaSpetsNaz. Thanks

Fabbrizio Ligios – Instructor KravMaga Instructor Systema 1 degree

Vadim Starov has let know the Center Of Russian Hand-to-Hand Fighting Russian Style, the history of a big Popolo as those Russian, height of values and traditions, I am proud to be an instructor of his thanks school’s.

Fabio Rabolli

Dear reader,

I would like to express my satisfaction about Vadim Starov’s seminar which took place in Genoa from 22/11/05 to 27/11/05. In fact, during this week I was shown an incredible variety of concepts and lethal techniques. Furthermore, Mr. Starov is a very friendly person to speak with. Believe me or not, it’s worth learning SystemaSpetsNaz! Just do it.

I.K.M.O. The President – Marco Morabito

I subscribed Marco Morabito president of the I.K.M.O. International KravMaga Organization – Italy -Genoa, I write this letter to point out the abilities, the professionalism and the teachings applied by the teacher Vadim Starov - SystemaSpetsnaz.

The applicability of his teachings and the methodical one of his defense systema - they have proved to be the validity of the courses made. The effectiveness and the explosive style of education are actually impressive, so like the systems operating of security shown. I frankly hope that the experience ripened by me in way can more than positive be useful to let other professionals of the sector, the validity of the methods until time learned also know.


Dear Vadim, thanks for another wonderful Spetsnaz seminar, great to meet you again. Thanks for the swearing lesson!!! Regards.

John Dovey

Dear Vadim,thank you for the seminars that you did recently in the UK. I really enjoyed them and i learned a lot. SpetsNaz seminar was good and shared a lot. of knowledge. Please send details and prices of the seminars in Russia that you mentioned for next July. I would also like to buy more of your SpetsNaz DVD.  Thanks again, yours sincerely, John Dovey.

First-level instructor: DimitryHrytuseu, Birmingeme

I would like to say a few words about russian hand-to-hand combat Spetsnaz seminar, which took place in november this year in the UK and was given by the director of Russian hand-to-hand combat center of the city of Tver (Russia) Vadim Starov. Around 40 people from many places of Britain came down to Kidderminster (near Birmingham) to take part in the seminar.

During 3 days we were shown some devastating techniques, different exercises. We were explained principles and scientific basis of the System. Psychological aspects were also covered. I would like to thank Vadim Starov for sharing his skills and knowledge with us. I personally feel like I progressed a lot. Finishing here I would like to ask those who took part in the seminar to give their opinions here and if there are some who would like to see Vadim Starov again on another possible seminar.

Tim Watson


Michael, Vancouver, BC, Canada (Attended seminar in USA)

I really enjoyed the systema training / systema seminar, lots of material was openly presented. Vadim, answered all questions that seminar participants had. I am glad that finally people in North America had an opportunity to learn this unique system, and hope that we will see more spetsnaz training seminars and instructors from Russia. Thanks you very much Vadim for everything! See you on next systemaspetsnaz training seminar!

Brain Doe, Wisconsin,USA

I had attended the los angeles systema training seminar with Vadim Starov, and the work was awesome. I was completely shocked at the effectiveness of the spetsnaz training in action. It was very impressive all of it. I also would like to say that Vadim is an excellent teacher,we would not move on until everything was completely understood,and he explained everything in great detail including the psychology. This guy is for real Spestnaz. It was awesome.