Discussion in 'Russian Martial Arts' started by Marvin, Aug 11, 2005.
Hello,does anyone know if there are any systema schools in Michigan?
There are two exceptional instructors in Michigan:
George Pogacich in the Detroit area (I think)
Larry Wall in the UP
contact info can be found here:
BOTH beloved and old school experienced practitioners of our way.
Anyone who is in this general area, seeking fine Systema instruction could not go wrong by spending even a few hours with just ONE of these gentle-men...and time with BOTH? PRICELESS!I know both - and although few may know 'me' here - I have a lil experience in the martial. Just a tad...ya know?But I would LOVE to spend time with either/both - and always come away with personal growth....always pure gold!
For those seeking an instructor or affiliate or group...please refer to this reference:
There you will be able to find a list of the authorized that presently pass along the System as taught by Vlad Vasilieve.
There might be one so, closer than ya think!
George is near impossible to get a hold of... I am in the area that he teaches and would love to check his classes out.
That is how Systema people are! "Impossible to get a hold of"
hehehe yea I gave up.
I don't know systema but I train in pramek (www.pramek.com), which is an off-shoot of Kadochnikov systema. I'll be coming through Flint michigan around mid-december to visit my family. I'd be more than happy to get together with you if you're interested. I'm by no means an instructor but I could probably give you a good idea about the material. Plus I'll give me something to do since my old BJJ teacher will be out of town.
Edit: I just noticed that this post is over a year old and is probably no longer relavent. My offer still is open though.
Great! Just shoot me an e-mail when you get into town!
ps who did you train bjj with in the area?
Will do. I trained with Jim Burchfield at the american fitness center about a year, then I joined the army. I'm a blue belt now under a Martin Escobar affiliate.
I am coming back to Flint area for Chrismas as well, I would be interested in seeing what you guys are all about
Cool! shoot me an e-mail or call. Hey D Dempsey you still rolling through?
I just arrived yesterday afternoon. Plus I'm now officially out of the army. Shoot me an email if you guys want to get together. email@example.com
There is an instructor of Systema in Lansing, Michigan
Here is a video clip of George P. who was in the Royal Oak area; I don't know if he is still in Michigan or active:
Al McLuckie teaches systema in Fort Wayne , Indiana. Not MI but depending on where your coming from not nessesarily far.
His web site is mostly on his artwork but he's a remarkable martial artist and well worth training with.
Just to bump this up again... Does anyone have contact info for George P. I like what I hve seen in this system and have been looking into Aikido, but haven't found much in the way of schools.
If I could train with George that would be great.
not sure how current
George P. has been practicing Systema longer than anyone that frequents this board. If your in Michigan and into RMA, you'd be making a mistake if you didn't take some time to meet with him, and see what he had to offer.
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