Are You Exhausted? Fight PodCast

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During these challenging times, most of us are feeling pretty exhausted! Listen to Emmanuel explain this condition in greater detail …

Are you Exhausted?

Definition of Exhausted – drained of one’s physical or mental resources; very tired; completely used up. 



So What is FightClub About? Let me explain …

FightClub September 2020 Youtube Footage 




Pay the Cost

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Everything and everyone has a price. And if you want things to happen, you need to be prepared to pay the cost. That cost maybe, an hour of sleep, or your social life, or your ability to keep up with the pop culture. Whatever it is, the first step is to acknowledge that there will be a cost, and that in itself is key to ensuring we achieve our goals. 

Each one of us is granted 24 hours in our day, but everyone is spending it differently. How we spend our time is how we spend our lives, unfortunately (or not) – those sacrifices willed to be made. In order to make those sacrifices, were have to understand what those sacrifices will be. We have to recognize the costs and make the down payment. The payment may be a ‘hard work’ training session at FightClub, or having a ‘difficult’ conversation with a family member. These types of cost are why so few people actually purse the life they want. They encounter resistance, they stop, (and sometimes even turn around).

Nothing in life worth doing will be easy or cheap. Dedication can be measured in actions, and we have to show ourselves how much something means to us, if we really want to attain it. Each one of you that walks through the FC doors and steps onto the mats tells me so much, but more importantly, it telling yourself so much more. Only you know what’s important to you, what your willing to pay to get it and what your willing to lose to keep it.

See you on the mats, online or in the field,




All Programs have Begun!

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New FightClub Class Schedule 

Embark on a Systema Journey to Improve Your Health

I spent so much time working on myself both internally and externally even as I’ve turned 51! When I train its not uncommon that people literally stopping and asking me questions on what I was doing. I explained and gave them advice and guidance to explore Systema principles and health practices.

I know many of you may have friends that are running, cycling, or just working out at home these days. Talk to them to come and give FightClub a try. Most of them are tired of the same old training routines they are doing. They are stuck in the cycle that is giving them limited returns. As most of you know I can change this for them.

If you have a friend that you think would benefit from what I do bring them along to the Outdoor training classes on Saturday from 11 am – 12:30 pm. Let them see the benefits for themselves!

An amazing school. Emmanuel – the owner and head instructor – is a treasure. If you are in the Toronto area, you owe it to yourself to check out his school. I live in Virginia, otherwise, I would be there! I cannot stress enough, people travel to train with Manny. He is a very highly skilled martial artist and an even more skilled teacher. Go, train, change your life.

                                                                                                   ~ Mark Day



Live On-Line Training Resumes

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This Wednesday, September 9th from 12-1:30 pm Emmanuel will be resuming the FightClub Systema Live On-line training classes. These sessions will be a fusion of external work, internal work, breathwork, and mental training. Everything will be geared towards personal growth and developing your own personal Systema practice.
“My purpose is not to make you perfect at Systema, it’s to make things
that you do better, enabling you to be a better version of yourself.
I want you to find your trueness” ~ emmanuel manolakakis 
The curriculum material will take us from September till December. As always Emmanuel will be sharing his deep incite, years of experience, and good humor. Over the next three months, this program both inform and challenge you. Questions and feedback are always welcome.
If you miss a class (or cannot make them but still want to learn) all sessions will be recorded and uploaded onto the FightClub website to view ‘On-Demand’.
Are you’re interested in participating?
Send me an email to The cost of this program is $50 a month, great value, and learning! Payment can be made via E-transfer or PayPal to Once you’re registered I’ll send you out a link to the Zoom session.
There are only 4 days left before the first class … sign up today!

Can You Put Yourself into ‘Practice Mode’?

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We all know how to put our phones into ‘Airplane Mode’ when we are on a plane. But do we know how to put our practice sessions into ‘Practice Mode’?

Listen to Emmanuel talking about ‘Practice Mode’ in this week’s Fight Podcast.



“Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect”
~Vince Lombardi

“Practice makes the master”  ~ Patrick Rothfuss



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