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Vladimir Vasiliev

 
  Vladimir Vasiliev - Director and Chief Instructor of the Toronto School of Russian Martial Art. Born in Russia, Vladimir studied at Moscow Spets Institute and received intense training from his teacher Mikhail Ryabko. Vladimir's work spans across 10 years of extensive military service with the Special Operations Unit of SPETSNAZ, including regular high-risk covert assignments and missions. He also served as trainer for paratroopers, swat teams, and elite bodyguards. Vladimir moved to Canada, and in 1993 opened the first school of Russian Martial Art in North America. He has since personally trained and certified over 20 qualified Russian Martial Art instructors in 7 countries.
 
 
In my personal opinion Vladimir represents the best of Russia, extensive skill base, sincerity, courtesy, courage, and honor. He is an excellent teacher and superb martial artist reflecting the maxim that great skill and humility seem to go hand and hand
The advancement of Mikhail Ryabko based Systema in this hemisphere is due to the skill, knowledge, and effort of Vladimir from which we have all benefitted. You can find out more about Vladimir by visiting his web site at http://www.russianmartialart.com/