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".