Systema Is Life. For Everyone.
Our goal is to deliver defensive training experiences designed to prepare you for real world threats, encounters, challenges and scenarios. We have consolidated our collective experience so that you receive the most dynamic, realistic, and efficient training available. Whether you are a member of our Armed Forces, a Police Officer or a responsibly armed citizen, you will leave our training feeling confident and ready. Train for what matters. Be an asset not a liability when it counts most.
Training gives you confidence.
Education opens new doors and experiences.
Trusted. Respected. Experienced.
We've gathered real world instructors with unique skill sets to do what it takes to train you and take your core mastery skills further than you've been. Our instructors come from all types of fields including:
Military and Veteran
Choose Your Own Path
Are you seeking reality-based hand-to-hand combat classes locally? Are you ready to sharpen your core training skills in functional fitness? Are you looking to do a training session for your group? When you train with us, not only will you improve your own self-defense skills; you will gain an intimate connection to the Systema principles that we employ which will ultimately make you mentally stronger, physically tougher, more confident, and self-aware.
General Seiryu Systema Class Topics
Weapon Training - Improvised Weapons, Edged and Impact Weapons, Disarm and Retention
Self-Defense II - Stress Inoculation, Movement, Escaping, Disappearing, Invisible Strikes
Self-Defense I - Ground Fighting, Strikes, Legwork, Falling and Rolling
Functional Fitness - Bodywork, Flexibility, Balance, Agility, Endurance, and Strength
Systema Fundamentals - Breathing, Relaxation, Structure and Kinetic Motion
I. SELF-DEFENSE CLASSES
Hand to Hand Combat
Adult Systema Class
Instructor lead class designed to challenge your mental, physical, and emotional limitations. Our reality based classes includes both indoor and outdoor training.
Youth Self Defense
Youth Systema Class
1 hour instructor lead class that will help your child become more focused, confident, physically able, and discipline. Our classes will address your child's safety, situational awareness and anti-bullying topics.
Women's Self Defense
The Lady Elite Class
Women only self defense, situational awareness, lethal and non-lethal options, fitness, nutrition, and wellness training. Our classes will address your personal safety needs and foster empowerment.
II. CORE TRAINING
Celebrating a birthday, family reunion or conducting a local retreat? We're mobile which means we'll come to you so you can complete your group training at either your home, business, or third party venue.
III. GROUP TRAINING
Private / Group Training
Small Group Training
Celebrating a birthday, family meeting at the home or conducting a local retreat? We're mobile which means we'll come to you so you can complete your group training at either your home, business, or third party venue.
TRAINING - FAQ
GET YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED
Frequently Asked Questions
WHERE ARE YOUR TRAINING LOCATIONS?
Depending on your timing, schedule, specific location and season, we give you the option to train in one of three different North Carolina areas which include Concord, Charlotte, and Harrisburg. With this in mind:
CAN WE HOST A CLASS OR TRAINING ON OUR PROPERTY?
Yes. If you would like to host a private class for your group or corporation, this can easily be set up. Our training programs are fully mobile. We will show up with all needed gear and training equipment. Send us a message to explore training opportunities or set up your own training session. Send us a message by clicking HERE.
DO YOU TRAIN AND WORK WITH CHILDREN OR MINORS?
Yes. We do train children, generally with the parents or guardians present and involved in the sessions. Previous clients with children have reported that being involved in their training sessions was a great bonding experience. The parents were able to learn techniques for their own personal safety and were also able to practice with their child outside of our private self-defense training sessions.
DO I NEED PRIOR EXPERIENCE OR TRAINING?
No prior experience is needed. Prior experience is a benefit, but not a requirement. We customize and personalize your training, so you start at the appropriate level and move at a comfortable and safe pace that is unique to you or your group. Our instructors are experienced and proficient teaching clients and students that have no prior self-defense or martial arts experience. We are also experience and proficient in training clients with military, law enforcement and martial arts backgrounds. We pride ourselves in the ability to customize and personalize training sessions for each client or group that hires us.
HOW MUCH DOES THIS TRAINING COST?
Training costs are variable. Since we customize and personalize our training packages, pricing will vary accordingly. In your contact email, please include the type and amount of training you are most interested in, how many participants are in your group, and the describe the specific type of training and tactics you are most interested in learning. Contact us directly to received a quote.
** No video, blog, article, virtual instruction or content, no matter how well crafted or presented, can substitute for professional hands-on instruction. Self-defense training, especially training that includes knives, sticks, firearms, and other potentially deadly weapons, should always be undertaken responsibly and ethically, ensuring every available precaution for safety and injury prevention.
Please read our legal disclaimer. *
Concealed Handgun Defense
Concealed Carry Handgun Classes & Certification
Earning your North Carolina Concealed Carry Permit in itself is not a final destination. It really is only the beginning of thoroughly understanding firearm safety, efficient gun handling and everyday concealed carry procedures. Our NRA Certified and N.C. Department of Justice Certified concealed carry instructors will train and equip every student in these key concepts of the N.C. CCH Certification Course:
Defensive Concealed Carry (Common and Statutory) Laws
The Principles Of Using Deadly Force
Using Deadly Force In Defense Of Others
How To Properly Interact With Police
How To Safely Handle & Use Your Firearm
- Marksmanship, Maintenance & Cleaning
New Laws Regarding Concealed Carry
Reciprocity & Traveling With Your Firearm
Role Playing Dynamic Concealed Carry Scenarios
CONCEALED CARRY - FAQ
GET YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT ARE THE CLASS REQUIREMENTS?
AT LEAST 21 YEARS OLD + N.C. RESIDENT + NO LEGAL ISSUES OR PSYC DISORDERS. To obtain the N.C. Concealed Carry Permit, student must be at least 21 years-old. However, we do allow students 18-20 years-old to attend the course for early education purposes only. Student must be a resident of North Carolina for at least 30 days prior to taking the course and have the home address listed on their driver's license. We do not accept students with criminal backgrounds, a history of violent behavior or documented psychological disorders. No Exceptions.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO CLASS?
SERVICEABLE HANDGUN + 50 ROUNDS + EYE AND EAR PRO + NOTE TAKING ITEMS.
The course is divided into two sections: Classroom and Range.
1 - Classroom. Bring note taking items, water and snacks. We will have appropriate bathroom breaks and a lunch. No live ammo is allowed in the classroom. If you don't want to leave your firearm in your vehicle, take these steps before entering the classroom: Point your firearm in a safe direction and keep your finger off the trigger. Take out the magazine. Clear the pistol of any live ammunition. Visually and physically check the barrel to ensure your weapon is unloaded. Lock the slide to the rear and store weapon appropriately. LET ME REPEAT: Do not enter the classroom until your pistol has been cleared and all live ammunition has been stored in your vehicle. For semi-auto pistols, keep the slide locked to the rear before entering the classroom. For revolvers, keep the cylinder in the open position before entering the classroom.
2 - Range. At the range you will need a functioning handgun with 50 rounds of ammunition to qualify and pass the course. If you do not have a weapon to qualify we have rentals for you to purchase. Rentals include ammunition and one of our instructors will teach you how to use it. You will also need Eye protection and Ear protection. If you do not have these you must inform us prior to the course date. Based on weather forecast, bring appropriate clothing. We will be at an outdoor range with partial cover. We recommend close-toed shoes, pants or shorts with a sturdy belt, sunscreen and bug repellent. Class will be held rain or shine.
CLASSROOM AND RANGE ETIQUETTE?
No live ammo is allowed in the classroom. Follow this procedure before entering the classroom: Point your firearm in a safe direction and keep your finger off the trigger. Take out the magazine. Clear the pistol of any live ammunition. Visually and physically check the barrel to ensure your weapon is unloaded. Lock the slide to the rear and store weapon appropriately.
LET ME REPEAT: Do not enter the classroom until your pistol has been cleared and all live ammunition has been stored in your vehicle. For semi-auto pistols, keep the slide locked to the rear before entering the classroom. For revolvers, keep the cylinder in the open position before entering the classroom.
Keep all weapons empty, always pointed in a safe direction and fingers off triggers when approaching the range and loading station. Tables will be set up as a designated loading station. Do not load live ammunition into any firearm until instructed to do so by the instructor. Do not point your firearm at yourself, other students or the instructors. This rule stands regardless of whether your firearm is loaded or not. Until you are on the firing line and have received instructions to fire, keep your finger outside the trigger guard and off the trigger at all times. Neglecting this rule can get you disqualified and ejected. If your behavior is deemed unsafe you will be asked to leave the range.
HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR THE NEXT CLASS?
You can register for the next class by clicking the REGISTER NOW BUTTON below this FAQ section.
We are also available to teach a private N.C. Concealed Carry Class to your group, church or network. Please contact us directly at email@example.com or (704) 526-9432 to set up a private N.C. Concealed Carry class for your group.
HOW DO I GET MY ACTUAL PERMIT?
GETTING YOUR PERMIT IS A 2-STEP PROCESS.
1 - Take our N.C. Department Of Justice approved Concealed Carry Course. You must pass the written exam that covers N.C. lethal force law, N.C. common law, N.C. statutory law and handgun terminology. You must also pass the shooting qualification. After passing both the written test and range qualification, you will receive an approved N.C. Concealed Carry Certificate.
2 - Take the N.C. Concealed Carry Certificate received to your local sheriff's office. Complete all required paperwork and background information. You will receive your actual permit from your local sheriff's office. Depending on your county, the N.C. Concealed Carry permit will be issued within 30-90 days.
WHAT IS YOUR REFUND POLICY?
NO LESS THAN 7 DAYS PRIOR TO SCHEDULED CLASS.
We must receive a formal cancellation request no less than 7 days prior to the event for a full refund. For any special circumstances, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
** All CONCEALED CARRY STUDENTS Must Meet All State AND Federal Requirements That Allow The Use, Possession & Handling of Firearms and ammunition In The State Of North Carolina. NO EXCEPTIONS. Please read our legal disclaimer. **
Systema Is Life. For Everyone.
WE EQUIP YOU TO BE A FORCE FOR GOOD
Seiryu Systema is a fighting arts, self-defense and firearms training company located in the greater Charlotte Metro Area of North Carolina. "Seiryu" means azure or blue dragon. Seiryu is believed to be a guardian spirit and protector in ancient Japan. "Systema" is a military combative and a Russian fighting principle, not a traditional martial art or sport competition.
Our team of professional instructors are dedicated to providing realistic, dynamic, and efficient defensive training to our clients and their families. We specialize in creating reality based training and delivering customized, personalized and unique private training experiences for our clients.
We will teach you our four (4) pillars which is applicable to every realistic scenario and aspect of your life while preparing you for the most unpredictable and plausible situations.
You will learn how to be effective and efficient in escaping imminent threat of death, great bodily harm, or sexual assault, defending yourself, and loved ones
WE EQUIP YOU TO BE POWERFUL
Just as every day unfolds differently in life, no class in Systema is ever the same as the last one. We are one of the few realistic fighting arts that explores overcoming uncertainty, unpredictability and fear. Many times, training will include weapons such as knives, firearms, sticks, etc. and include striking, kicking, wrestling, and grappling as well as multiple attackers with different weapons. The reality is you'll never know what you may experience in a class with us which will make you a better protector, defender and civilian should stuff hit the fan. In all things be empowered, grounded, clear and coherent.
Explore combative arts using realistic scenarios, ideas and concepts to defensive situations. Unlearn personal bad habits. Use only what is functional and practical.
Test, experiment, train and implement Systema into your fitness, fighting arts, and firearm training. Systema is life.
WE EQUIP YOU TO BE ENERGETIC
All matter including power and energy is made up of atoms. An atom is the smallest constituent unit of ordinary matter that has properties of a chemical element. Likewise, there are four fundamental states of matter: solid, liquid, gas, and plasma. We will delve deeper into your mental fortitude, psyche, personal body strength and conditioning. psyche. Discover a stronger inner person as you tap into your energetic reservoirs, advanced human technologies and hidden dimensions of potential and expressed energy. Become the best possible you!
PARAMETERS OF POWER
Power is energy. Likewise, power is also the capacity or ability to direct or influence the behavior of others or the course of events. Regardless of the terrains, environments and conditions you have the power to alter the way you fight or escape.
However, if you never know the condition in which “attacks”or “danger” might occur, then techniques are not the best tools to rely on. What makes you survive and thrive depends largely on the 4 Major Principles: Breath. Relaxation. Kinetics. Structure.
THE 4 PRINCIPLES
I. Breathing – proper breathing relaxes your body and restores your power in the moment of crisis against negatively charged emotions that rob your power.
II. Relaxation – essential in taking less damage from any attack and transferring your true power into your opponent and allow you to move freely.
III. Kinetic Motion – creates constant flow of power and movement from within, that allows you to escape and counter seamlessly.
IV. Structure – aligns your body to the most powerful state and overcomes others' strength effortlessly.
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