Russian Martial Art Seminar
Defense Against Multiple Attackers
February 21-22, 2015
Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 21 & 22, 2015
Saturday: 12 - 5 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Family Martial Arts Center, 231 Main Street, Ames, IA 50010 (Click here for a map to FMAC).
Parking is available to the south of the school in the lots near the railroad tracks.
Early Registration: $120 per day if pre-registered by Sat., Feb. 7
Early Registration:  $140 per day at the door
Early registration and payment can be done either online or by mail:
Online register and payment (including credit card payments) can be done HERE
NOTE: Everyone is asked to register online even if payment is being handled separately.
To register by mail, please send signed registration form and payment to: Lance Rewerts, 238 17th St., Ames, IA 50010
A t-shirt, BDUs, sweat pants, shorts or any other comfortable workout clothes are recommended. Training knives are always welcome.
For more information contact Lance at 515-663-9822,
or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
For those needing overnight accommodations, there are several hotels within easy drive (or walk) of the seminar location:
Days Inn Ames, 229 South Duff Ave, Ames, (515) 232-0280 (Within walking distance of FMAC)
GrandStay Residential Suites1606 South Kellogg Ave., Ames, (515) 232-8363
Ames Microtel Inn & Suites, 2216 SE 16th Street, Ames, (800) 771-7171
AmericInn of Ames, 2507 SE 16th Street, Ames, (515) 233-1005
Quality Inn, 2601 East 13th Street, Ames, (515) 232-9260
Holiday Inn Express,2600 East 13th Street, Ames, (515) 232-2300
Martin Wheeler started his martial arts training at the age of nine and has been training for more than 30 years since. He holds an advanced Black Belt in American Kenpo Karate, has trained in Judo, Thai Boxing, Filipino Escrima, and is one of the top practitioners of the Russian Martial Art (Systema) in the Western Hemisphere. During that time he spent more than ten years as a professional bouncer, working as and training bouncers in London and the US. Martin now brings the benefit of his extensive training, experience, and skill to a wide varierty of groups, including S.W.A.T. teams, the Boat Teams of Naval Special Warfare Groups Two and Four, Special Operations Groups and civilians around the world, teaching seminars and conducting workshops in the US, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Martin currently lives in LA where he trains and teaches RMA at his school, The Academy in Beverly Hills.
Here's a little bit of Martin's work from the 2012 Master Class in San Diego:
Systema is a comprehensive art based on centuries-old Russian martial arts traditions and developed and used in
modern times by the elite units of the Russian Special Forces known as Spetsnaz. The style is based on natural, free movements
and has no set stances or forms. All tactics are based on instinctive reactions, individual strengths and characteristics,
specifically designed for fast learning. Training emphasizes proper breathing and movement, and encompasses many combat situations
including single and multiple attacker hand-to-hand, groundwork, striking, and the use of knives and other weapons.