Director and Chief Instructor of Systema Headquarters, Toronto. Born in Russia, Vladimir Vasiliev received intense combative training and profound systema training from Mikhail Ryabko.
Vladimir moved to Canada and in 1993 founded the first school of Russian Martial Art outside Russia - Systema Headquarters. He has since personally trained and certified well over 500 qualified Russian Martial Art Systema instructors and schools in over 30 countries worldwide, and has produced an award-winning instructional film collection.
Vladimir holds a number of government medals and awards including the Russian "Order of Duty and Honor" and the "ORDER OF LOYALTY".
Colonel of the Special Operations Unit with the Russian Military, Director and Chief Instructor of Systema Headquarters, Moscow. Mikhail Ryabko was trained from the age of five and involved in combative training from the age of fifteen.
He worked in militia in RF Ministry of the Interior Security Department and trained the Minister's security guards. He was a tactical commander of hostage-rescue teams, counter-terrorist operations, and armed criminal neutralization.
Mikhail resides in Moscow, holds the rank of Colonel, and was an assistant to RF General Prosecutor. He is a veteran of military actions and veteran of labor. He has been in numerous military campaigns and holds many medals and awards from the government and from the Russian Orthodox Church.