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Vladimir Vasiliev Vladimir Vasiliev - Director and Chief Instructor of the Toronto School of Russian Martial Art

Born in Tver, Russia, Vladimir studied at the Moscow Spetsinstitute and received intense training from Mikhail Ryabko. Vladimir's work spans across 10 years of extensive military service with the Special Operations Units in SPETSNAZ, including regular high-risk covert assignments and missions. He also served as trainer for paratroopers, swat teams, and elite bodyguards. Vladimir moved to Canada, and in 1993 opened the first school of Russian Martial Art in North America. He has since personally trained and certified over 300 qualified Russian Martial Art instructors throughout the world. He continues to offer training in fundamentals of the System as well as specialized training for law enforcement officers, military, and other goverment personnel.
Mikhail Ryabko Mikhail Ryabko - Colonel of the Special Operations Unit with the Russian Military, former Chief Instructor of tactical training for the Emergency Response Team, former Advisor to the Supreme Judge of the Russian Federation.

Trained since the age of five by one of Stalin's personal bodyguards, Mikhail was enlisted to the ranks of Spetsnaz at the age of 15. Currently, his role is that of a tactical commander of hostage-rescue teams, counter-terrorist operations, and armed criminal neutralization. Mikhail resides in Moscow where he is Chief Instructor and host of the annual Russian Martial Arts Camp Program in Moscow. He continues to provide specialized instruction in all aspects of Systema through regular classes in Moscow and seminars around the world. He has been in numerous military campaigns and holds many government medals and awards. Mikhail is also the author of several publications as well as a textbook on Tactics of Spets Operations.
Steve Earle Steve Earle is a Certified Instructor-in-training of Russian Martial Arts under Vladimir Vasiliev. Steve Earle has over forty years of martial arts experience and has trained in Systema since 2008.