Atlanta School Information


Every drill has the goal of building positive results for each student. While many drills are physical and/or emotionally challenging by the end each student should feel positive and renewed by the training. Martial arts training that tears a person down tends to build cumulative stress which is not good for health or a happy life. In Systema, our aim is always be building. 

Who are the students?

Systema is ideal for people with no martial arts background and is an excellent complementary skill set for soldiers and officers in law enforcement and security, as well as, experienced fighters of any martial arts and military backgrounds.


Training is open to anyone 16 years of age and older.


Mark Jakabcsin has been training in Martial Arts since 1975 and in Systema since 2001.  Mark was certified as an instructor by Vladimir Vasiliev in 2004.

Sergei Kovalov was certified as an instructor by Vladimir Vasiliev in 2018.

Eddie D’Almeida.


There are no uniforms. Sweatpants and t-shirt or any comfortable street clothing are recommended.  The training is outdoors, so dress in layers for the winter and bring water and dry clothes in the summer.

Schedule & Location

Note: Classes have been canceled due to the on-going Corna-virus restrictions.  Vladimir Vassiliev is providing on-line classes.  For details see
Previously, classes were held on Saturday’s from 10AM-12 at McCoy Park – 1000 Adams St, Decatur, GA 30030.  Additional training is held throughout the week.