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Mikhail Ryabko
Colonel of the Special Operations Unit with the Russian Military, Chief Instructor of tactical training for the Emergency Response Team, Advisor to the Supreme Judge of the Russian Federation.

Mikhail Ryabko was trained from the age of five by one of Stalin's personal bodyguards, and was inducted to Spetsnaz at the age of fifteen. He has been a tactical commander of hostage-rescue teams, counter-terrorist operations, and armed criminal neutralization. Mikhail resides in Moscow, holds the rank of Colonel and serves as a Special Advisor to the Supreme Judge of the Russian Federation. He continues to train his many students as the Master Teacher of Systema. He has authored a textbook on Tactics of Special Operations. He has been in numerous military campaigns and holds many government medals and awards.

Mikhail's website:  www.systemaryabko.ru 

Vladimir Vasiliev
Director and Chief Instructor of Systema Headquarters.

Born in Russia, Vladimir received intense training from the top Special Operations Units instructors and is the top student of Mikhail Ryabko. Vladimir's work spans across 10 years of extensive service with the Special Operations Unit. He also served as trainer for elite units, SWAT teams, and bodyguards. Vladimir moved to Canada, and in 1993 founded the first school of Russian Martial Art outside Russia - Systema Headquarters. He has since personally trained and certified well over 300 qualified Russian Martial Art Instructors and schools worldwide,       

Vladimir's website: www.russianmartialart.com 

Alex Popeskou
hief Instructor of Systema-Berkoot GROUP.

President/CEO Berkoot International Protection Agency, practitioner and teacher of the martial arts more that 35 years. Alex has a background in physical education and sports. He is a graduate of over 37 formal military security and martial arts training courses. Alex has been practicing competitive & combat martial arts since 1975, Boxing, Karate, Hand to Hand, Taekwondo and the Russian Martial Art Systema. Alex is a Certified Systema Instructor , a Russian Martial Art  taught by Masters Mikhail Ryabko and Vladimir Vasililiev
Mr. Popeskou is a Certified Protection Specialist, International Protection Consultant, Private Investigator and a Martial Arts Instructor utilizing his skills and experience providing Close Personal Protection services, Consulting and Training for Executives, Corporate Officers & VIPs, Celebrities, Politicians, and Private Individuals.

Alex website: www.berkoot.com

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