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"Steel Sharpens Steel"

October 18,19,20


"As iron sharpens iron, So one person sharpens another." (Prov 27:17)

The journey of the protector can be a lonely path, yet it cannot be taken alone.  We must be guided, worked, and tested by others in our tribe, in close contact and under pressure... so that we may emerge stronger, smarter, and ready to swiftly exact our skill when we are called to the selfless protection of others, especially the innocent.

This event is an essential part of your journey. 
Get ready to be sharpened.

No Experience Required.  Beginners welcome.


Day 1: 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Day 2: 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Day 3: 9:30AM to 4:00PM
Day 4: Optional

Systema Training - Festival of Instructors with Special Guest

Join some of the highest-level instructors in the world as they explore the fundamentals of close protection, weapons defense, and resilience training. Enjoy 2 days of weapons movement (knife/pistol), crowdwork, streetwise tactics, and next-level calmness and breath training. Special event guest: Vladimir Vasiliev.

Trauma Medicine and Open Wound Care with Jeff Hensley

This training is a MUST for every adult. Nearly 67% of traumatic deaths caused by bleeding could have been prevented with timely intervention. If you are trained and willing, YOU could be the difference. Aquire the skills and the mindset necessary to ensure you and your loved ones go home. Session 1: Life-saving skills to control hemorrhaging using traditional and improvised methods in a variety of challenging scenarios under the guidance of one of the most talented trainers in the industry, former Special Operations Medic, Jeff Hensley. You will come away with the ability to mitigate fatal hemorrhaging in all forms, apply correct pressure and pressure points, and apply pressure dressings and wound-packing technology, all under duress / real-world situations. Session 2: After the bleeding stops... Learn hands-on wound care management from assessment to cleaning, debridement, and closure (suturing). Recognize signs of infection and learn how to use antibiotics in a grid-down scenario. About Jeff: Former member of Army 12th Special Forces Group - Airborne. Former clinical instructor for Special Operations Medical Program where he trained SF Medics, AF Pararescue, and SEAL Corpsmen. Former medic for Sheriff SRT with Level 1 Trauma work. Currently a board certified CRNA and board certified in non-surgical pain management. Advanced firearms and tactics instructor. Lifelong martial artist, patriot, Christian, and family man.

Anti-Aging, Strength & Hormone Optimization with Dr. Javier Manrique

Optional: Dr. Javier Manrique offers an extraordinary look into anti-aging and hormone health at all ages and presents clear steps to bridge the gap to your strongest and most-virile younger self. Regardless of age, this session is essential for those who expect to sustain an optimum quality of life well into the future. This session is optional and open to all participants. About Javier: He is also a longtime Systema practitioner, hunter, patriot, and family man.

Instructor Coffee Hour

Optional: For participants who are current full HQ instructors and current IIT. Come have coffee and chat beforehand!

Monastery Visit

Optional: Join the Vasilievs for a tour and lunch at one of the most striking Orthodox monasteries on the West Coast. Recently the home of one of the most revered holy monks of our time, Father Ephraim, St. Anthony's Monastery is truly a peaceful desert oasis designed to facilitate deeper spiritual connections and hone the inner state for the Unseen Warfare of the soul. St. Anthony's Monastery is an hour East of Phoenix in Florence. Meeting time is 10AM at the front gate of the monastery property. There is no cost to visit, but please send a note to if you plan to join us. Also, please see the following link for all visitors:

The full Systema HQ Product Store will be open.  Cash is preferred.

Instructor evaluation and re-certification available at this event.

IMPORTANT: All participants must sign the Online Waiver.




Located in Tempe (South end).
Details sent 2 weeks before event.
Arrival airport: PHX ("Sky Harbor")

SPACE IS LIMITED. Get your spot early.

Students should bring a training knife, training pistol (non-firing) and water bottle.  No live weapons allowed in training areas.


Hyatt Place Tempe/Phoenix Airport
1413 W Rio Salado Parkway Tempe, Arizona, 85281

Special Room Rate: $110 / night (normally $150)


Included with Rate:
Full Breakfast
Airport Shuttle
Shuttle to Training Venue

Rooms are reserved for Thursday check-in and Sunday check-out.  If you wish to check out Monday or later, call Sales at 480-804-9544 option 2 and use code G-SYT4 if you want to extend your stay.


Early Bird
(Early Bird Rate is valid until 5/31)

3 Days Complete: 395
2 Days Systema Only: 295
1 Day Systema Only: 150
Trauma/Wound Only: 175
Social Event: 30

(The Social Event will be held at the training venue with our special event guest and instructors and will include drinks and appetizers. To reserve your spot, please add this item to your purchase cart, and purchase additional tickets as needed for guests.)

Cellphone users please use the Google Chrome or Firefox browser to pay with the following Paypal button.

Full Systema HQ instructors in good standing and Active Duty LEO and MIL receive a 10% discount:

The Ultimate Survival System for the Modern Age

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