Systema has a relatively short history in the UK, at least compared to karate, judo and similar arts. Cutting Edge Systema was founded in 2000 with the aim of promoting the practice of all aspects of Systema.
Cutting Edge Systema is an affiliate of Mr Vladimir Vasiliev’s School of Russian Martial Art. We maintain very close links with the top teachers as well as fraternal links with many other Systema groups and practitioners world-wide.

Chief Instructor Robert Poyton has been training in martial arts for over 40 years and runs regular classes and workshops. For more information visit