Open Once Again!

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We are happy to announce we’ll be open for indoor Systema Classes as of November 14th! Here is the Schedule of Classes

Introduction to Breathing 

A series of short videos OnDemand for all students to reference. Listen to Emmanuel explain breathing and some basic concepts that will help you get started in understanding its profound positive effects on your life.

Online – InClass – OnDemand 




A Tree Hemmed in by Giants

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“A tree hemmed in by giants, Requires tenacity to survive”

As the quote suggests without the adverse conditions of being blocked by other the tree in the forest would not have to gather its strength to grow tall. The adversity, itself, enables the tree to become great, just as all adversity in our lives presents us with the opportunity to discover how great we can be. Determination, resilience, and perspective will enable you to successfully emerge from the danger by staring fear in the eyes and using it as an advantage. A crisis is one part ‘danger’ and another part ‘opportunity’. It is both danger and opportunity simultaneously. Heros and champions focus on the opportunity!

Updated Schedule of Class 


Systema Online Training 12-1 pm

Archery Youth In-Class 5-6 pm

Archery Adult In-Class 6-7 pm


Adult Outdoor Training 7-8 pm


Systema Online Training 12-1 pm

Youth Outdoor Training 6-6:45 pm


Adult Outdoor Training 7-8 pm


Archery Youth In-Class 5-6 pm

Archery Adult In-Class 6-7 pm


Youth Outdoor Training 10-10:45 am

Adult Outdoor Training 11-12 pm


* Important Note*

Outdoor classes will now be held at Dieppe park located at (Greenwood and Cosburn). (If the weather is rainy or bad message me at 416-200-0200 for other options)

How can you support FightClub?

Many of you have been asking me how to best support FightClub during these tough times. First and foremost continue your Systema training. Whether it be Online, Outdoors, or On-Demand. I’ve worked hard to make sure there is something for everyone. Here is a more detailed breakdown of all the options and ways of supporting FightClub.

  • Live On-Line Training Sessions $50/month
  • On-Demand Training Sessions $50/month (over 200 hours of content)
  • Outdoor Training Sessions $100/month
  • Private Training Session $100/hr
  • Private Group Session (2-3) $100/hr

FightClub is a ‘Special Place’ … these are common comments I have heard over my 18 years of operation. It is special because every time I taught a class I made it special by appreciating each one of you. Appreciation makes everything special and it goes both ways.


What Messages are Your Sending? Fight PodCast

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Communication is always happening and most of what is communicated; is not even in the words that we are telling ourselves or others. Likely you have heard the phrase “Only 10% of our communication is verbal. The other 90% happens to be non-verbal.” There is a lot going on there that we might not know about!


Everything we do sends a message. Our actions are a form of communication to everyone that are around us. Ask yourself a simple question …

“What message(s) are you sending?”

Listen to Emmanuel talking about this simple question in more detail.



Here We Adapt Again!

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As I’m sure you all have heard by now the Ontario Provincial Government has closed all indoor fitness faculties for the next 30 days (Stage 2 Restrictions). Rule, restrictions, and classifications are grey areas these days and things seem to be changing weekly, so stay tuned for more updates. My main priority is to keep students both SAFE and SANE during these crazy times. I believe the schedule of classes for October accomplishes both of these goals.


Schedule of Classes for October;

Monday – Online Training  12-1 pm

TuesdayOutdoor Adult Training 6-7 pm

WednesdayOnline Training  12-1 pm & Outdoor Youth Training 6-7 pm

ThursdayOutdoor Adult Training 6-7 pm

SaturdayOutdoor Youth Training 10-10:45 am  & Outdoor Adult Training 11 am-12 pm

* Outdoor Adult & Youth Training will be held at East York Collegiate *

* Over 20+ OnDemand Adult, Youth and Archery Classes available for all active Students – Ask Emmanuel to explain how you can gain access to this incredible resource *

This stuff frustrates us all, but stay focused on the big picture. What is the big picture? Learning, Growing, and Developing! It is only in difficult times that we may discover our true strength, how that within each of us is a light that can never, ever, be dimmed. Just be ready to fight ‘the good fight’ and willing to change!

Look forward to seeing you outside and online this month!



Is stretching good for you?

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There are many benefits to regular stretching. Not only can stretching help increase your flexibility, which is an important factor of fitness, but it can also improve your posture, reduce stress and body aches, and more.

Watch Emmanuel’s video series on Stretching – It will help you to start a stretching routine that supports your overall well-being and Systema practice.

Being Dedicated

All dedicated athletes get inspired, but not all athletes dedicated. Being dedicated is “staying the course” amid the storms of uncertainty. It’s not about disciple or motivation. Some people are inspired for a few minutes or days, motivated for a few days or months, yet dedicated for a lifetime. Dedication is the devotion to a certain way, the lifestyle, in order to make the most out of oneself.

To me, being dedicated is that spiritual space that embraces failures, fatigue, setbacks, mistakes, frustrations, suffering, sacrifice on the journey of being the best you can be!

Systema has provided me a lifetime of ‘gifts’; dedication has been the great one.



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