SYSTEMA Martial Arts Training


FightClub is not your traditional martial arts school. We train in Systema, a military grade fighting system developed in Russia and used by Russian Special Operations Units.

We don’t train in a watered down version either. This is the real-deal. The training is honest, focused and intrinsically designed to work in civilian life.

FightClub does not to turn you into a backyard mercenary, quite the opposite. Learning this skill-set comes with responsibilities. Irrational violent people are not welcomed here and routed out quickly.

The physical as well as psychological skills you learn here can be used in everything from business negotiations to playing hockey.

We don’t train for competition. There is no belt system. We don’t rehearse choreographed dances that could some how save your neck in a tight situation. The drills we utilize are battle tried, true and tested.

Multiple attackers, ground-work, situational awareness, kicks, breathing control, grabs, improvised weapons, strikes, pain suppression, knife disarming are just a few of the things encompassed in our training program. It is extensive.

At FightClub you develop the skill-set necessary to protect yourself, and loved ones.

FightClub Instructors


Emmanuel Manolakakis – Club Owner & Chief Instructor

Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Emmanuel has over 25 years of experience in a variety of martial arts, including Karate, Olympic freestyle Wrestling and Western Boxing. Emmanuel has spent the last sixteen years focusing on SYSTEMA [A.K.A Russian Martial Art], under the tutelage of Vladimir Vasiliev and Mikhail Ryabko.

His strong coaching, motivating and teaching track record dates back to1988. Emmanuel has earned several coaching certificates, letters of appreciation and awards for his proven leadership skills.

Complimenting his martial arts studies and leadership abilities is an academic history filled with certificates, corporate diplomas and a Bachelor of Arts degree from York University in Toronto.

“As a person and as an instructor he [Emmanuel] is TOP NOTCH and I recommend that anyone who has the chance to visit his school or one of his seminars goes. It will definitely be a life changing experience.”
David Strachan, US Navy Special Boat Team 20 Training Dept LCPO

“Without doubt, the fight skills that you are able to equip your students with are both incomparable, effective and a real world practical line of self defense.”
Joseph Gulesserian, MBA

For more information on Assistant Certified FightClub Instructors see: Club Instructors

Try Two Classes

All you need is to come out to any regularly scheduled class. Please come a few minutes before the class begins. NO APPOINTMENT IS REQUIRED. You will need sweatpants and a t-shirt for training, no shoes, socks are optional.

The introductory fee is $20 – it includes any two classes (each class is 1.5 hour in duration).

It is very important to try a couple of classes before starting the regular training. This is because the methods of training are different from the traditional martial arts approach!

Once you have experienced the training and made sure that this is what you are looking for, you are free to join the regular training program.



Most of our members take one-year programs, however, many other arrangements are possible. For your regular training, you are not assigned to the particular classes; you may take classes at different times and days each week. The fees are based on the average number of classes taken per week and are very reasonable and flexible. Many people chose to take between 2 and 5 classes per week.

Please note, there are no beginners versus advanced martial arts classes. Classes are open to everyone. Systema martial arts lessons are designed in such a way that every level of skill receives extremely beneficial practice and achieves quick results. The atmosphere at the school has always been open, friendly and highly productive.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!

toronto systema training

401 Donlands Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada : 416-200-0200


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