Systema For Life Podcast: Episode 39: Matt Hill

"The biggest gift that Systema, Vladimir, Mikhail have given to me is to know how to take a deep breath, exhale, and transform myself...What a gift that is."

Extended interview with Matt Hill - veteran martial artist and one of Europe's foremost instructors of Systema.

Here, we discuss his path from wannabe Robin Hood to Aikido pilgrim, to Captain of an army parachute regiment, to professional Systema Instructor. Along the way, his experiences training in Japan, his pivotal first experience of Systema with Mikhail Ryabko, and his enormously popular famliy class.

Find out more about training at Matt's Systema Academy, at

Mentioned in this episode -
Living Systema, and Matt's other excellent books - available on here:

Matt will be leading a 5-day Systema Fundamentals camp in Wiltshire, UK on the weekend of 4-8 July. Register online (space permitting) at