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Articles by Brandon Sommerfeld

The articles presented here are for the education and enjoyment of the Systema community. The writers are solely responsible for the content and such content may not completely reflect the views of Russian Martial Art Systema by Vladimir Vasiliev. Any training conducted by you is at your sole risk.

Brandon Sommerfeld was a certified Systema instructor under Vladimir Vasiliev, teaching at Russian Martial Art West Point Virginia. He was a combat veteran of the U.S. Army, Special Forces and a Master Instructor.
Brandon passed away January 2013.

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The Thunder of Mikhail Ryabko

by Brandon Sommerfeld Published: June 07, 2011

Please keep in mind what I am about to share is coming from my own limited personal opinion and experience. With that being said I will make this bold statement “I am thoroughly convinced that Martial Arts Masters that possess Mikhail Ryabko and Vladimir Vasiliev’s skill level come around, maybe once every 200 years”. Never before in the history of Mankind have we enjoyed the opportunity to have so much incredible information literally at our fingertips. […]

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Impact of Systema on Professional Training

by Brandon Sommerfeld Published: July 21, 2009

I would like to take this opportunity to share with you how Systema has made an impact on the training provided at International Training Incorporated (ITI) in Virginia. ITI, a subsidiary of WSI, trains approximately 5,000 students a year in a variety of disciplines, such as security operations, instinctive and off-road driving, firearms, combatives, protective service operations (PSO), and other specialty courses. Our clients consist of multinational military forces, law enforcement as well as some private citizens. […]