Russian Martial Art Seminar
Nov. 5-6, 2016
Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 5-6, 2016
Saturday: 12 - 5 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Aspen Athletic Club
10930 Hickman Rd, Des Moines, IA 50325 (Click here for a map to Aspen Athletic Club).
Early Registration: $125 per day if pre-registered by Sat., Oct. 22
Early Registration:  $140 per day at the door
Registration and payment can be done either online or by mail, although everyone is asked to register online even if payment is being handled separately.
Online registration and electronic payment (PayPal or credit card payments) can be made here: Registration and Payment
To pay by mail, download the seminar registration form and send signed form and payment to: Lance Rewerts, 238 17th St., Ames, IA 50010 (Don't forget to register online!)
A t-shirt, BDUs, sweat pants, shorts or any other comfortable workout clothes are recommended. Training will be held on tatami mats. Mat shoes only, no steet shoes or boots allowed. Training knives are always welcome.
For more information contact Lance at 515-663-9822 or 515-451-7957,
or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Aspen Athletic Club is conveniently located just off of I-80/35 and within a few minutes travel of a number of hotels
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. Mr. Wheeler currently lives in LA where he is a founder and the head Systema instructor at The Academyin Beverly Hills.
Just for fun, here's a little taste of Martin's work at a seminar in Austria this past year:
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.