Systema For Life Podcast - Episode 07: Joe Mayberry

"Nowadays, especially with all the eyes on the police, they don't need to be getting emotional. They need to just be professional."

Interview with police Detective, Systema Instructor, and author of The Bodyguard Enchiridion, Joe Mayberry.

Joe has particular authority to speak on the value of Systema in real life-or-death encounters. He is a former US Marine, a former bodyguard with the Bureau of Diplomatic Security, and is currently lead homicide detective with the St Louis Police Department. He is also Founder and Chief Instructor of Systema Vasiliev St Louis, where he teaches weekly classes and self-protection seminars.

I caught up with Joe in August at Systema HQ's Parameters of Power seminar in Toronto. Here, we talk about his path into training, Systema as an operating system, and its critical worth for law enforcement and security professionals.

Find out more about Joe's classes at

The Bodyguard Enchiridion is available on Amazon Books and Kindle Books, here.