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The True Meaning of FightClub

Category : FC Club News


Hey FC Crew,

I hope you are making the most of the quiet time, family time and personal training time. Isolation can be challenging without a doubt and maybe now some of you can better understand the internal aspects I’ve been talking about.  At the end of all of this, a whole lot of people are going to need Systema’s training to recover themselves. So please like, share and comment.

Have a look and listen to the latest stuff I’ve put out there …

Moving on the ground with a partner trying to put the fundamentals of movement, breathing, creativity and connecting into practice. Not trying to accomplish anything other than exploration and movement … For now 🙂

Watch Groundwork Systema Training Tips (Part 2)

Ever wonder why I called my club – FightClub? Here is a video podcast I did with Stu on “The Conversation with Stu” where I explained how I came to the decision.

Listen and Watch the video Podcast – The True Meaning of FightClub 



Coronavirus (COVID-19) – A Character-Building Lesson

Category : FC Youth News


Hey FC Parents and Kids,

These are truly difficult times for all of us. I hope you are all safe and making the best of our new reality. Our children learn valuable lessons each and every day from the world around them. They learn from us, as parents, from family, from friends, teachers, and from the experiences they have. Lessons present themselves in many ways … Coronavirus (Covid-19) to me is a character-building lesson and moment in time. Our kids will be stronger for it in the long run if we talk about it in the right light.

As most of you know I have two children – Olivia (16 years old) and Julius (14 years old). This past week I have been talking to them about ‘self-discipline’. They have created their own routines of exercise, reading, writing, household chores, and outdoor walks. I’m holding them accountable to their daily routines and the ‘self-discipline’ it takes to complete everything without being distracted by TV, phones and video games. Kids should be mindful about choosing activities that will not only help obtain their goals but also help them make wise decisions each day. Being able to stay focused and on track is crucial for kids at school, at home and in their extra-curricular endeavours.

We will get through these tough times, together and become better for it. Please use these times and events wisely.

All the best and hope to see you soon,


PS – Feel free to record your kids doing some of the Systema exercise (pushups, squats, leg raises and body raises) and or the breathing exercise at home. Email it to me at Tell them its FightClub Homework assignment 🙂




What it Really Means to Study Martial Arts

Category : FC Club News


Hey FC Crew,

So…. whatcha doing?

If you are anything like me, you are stuck in or around the house, with options limited, but trying to do the right thing to help the planet get through this challenging time.

I should be teaching Systema. This SHOULD be the beginning of an amazing year … Instead, everything is uncertain.

So, I’m doing everything I can to help you from afar.

I’m doing free webinars and podcasts. Posting regularly on social media (Facebook/Instagram) and Giving you some incites into some higher-level minds sets and training habits I have developed over the years. Here are a few of the things I’ve been working on.

The Conversation with Stu (PodCast)

What it Really Means to Study Martial Arts with Emmanuel Manolakakis

Youtube FightClub Training Videos (New)

Groundwork Systema (Part 1) Solo Training Tips

Tactical Stretching (Part 2) Application – Systema Training Tip

Keep on the lookout for more of these…

If you have any questions, just email directly at and let me know.

Yours in learning,



Sloppy Thinking – Fight PodCast

Category : FC Club News


More is not better … Know the blind spots to your thinking … Simple is not easy … Everyone understands the importance of cleaning up sloppy movements but what about our thinking? Listen to Emmanuel talk about ‘Thinking’ – It’s benefits and it’s drawbacks.

Listen to ‘Sloppy Thinking’ Fight Podcast


“Hard times build determination and inner strength. Through them, we can also come to appreciate the uselessness of anger”



Sloppy Thinking – Fight PodCast

Category : FightPod


More is not better, Know the Blind Spots to your thinking and Simple is not easy. Everyone understands the importance of cleaning up sloppy movements but what about our thinking? Listen to Emmanuel talk about ‘Thinking’ – It’s benefits and it’s drawbacks.




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