Training in:
Mathews, NC
Fort Mill, SC 
Rock Hill, SC 
Contact Roy Hatcher
Mathews/Mint Hill, NC
Contact Patrick McLean
Fort Mill, SC 
Contact Mark Jakabcsin
Rock Hill, SC
Contact Stacy Lewis
Class Schedule:
Contact each instructor
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Charlotte Systema School Information

  • No Belts or Uniforms
  • No Katas or Stances
  • No Formalities or Rituals
  • Real, Practical and Exciting Training!


Every drill has the goal of building positive results in each student. While many drills are physicall and/or emotionally challenging by the end each student should feel positive and renewed by the training. Martial arts training that tears a person down tends to build cumulative stress which is not good for health or a happy life. In Systema our aim is always be building.  

Who are the students?

Systema is ideal for people with no martial arts background and is an excellent complementary skill set for soldiers and officers in law enforcement and security, as well as, experienced fighters of any martial arts and military backgrounds.

Training is open to anyone 16 years of age and older.

Classes are taught by Mark Jakabcsin, a certified Systema instructor under Vladimir Vasiliev, or one of the co-instructors also certified under Vladimir: Patrick McLean, John Patterson, Roy Hatcher, Stacy Lewis and Will Arnold. Combined they have over 100 years of martial arts training. The combined experience includes: Judo, Aikido, TKD, Aikijujutsu, BJJ, Hapkido, wrestling and more.

There are no uniforms. Sweatpants and t-shirt or any comfortable street clothing is recommended. Climate controlled facility (note that is the opposite of a controlled climate) so dress in layers for the winter and bring water and dry clothes in the summer.

Schedule & Location

Classes are taught in 3 locations, Northeast Charlotte, Mathews, NC and Fort Mill, SC. Contact each instructor for location and times. Northeast Charlotte Roy Hatcher, 704-905-5123, Mathews, NC Patrick McLean, 704-293-6972, Fort Mill, SC Mark Jakabcsin, 803-389-9393,


There are multiple payment options available to fit everyone's needs. Monthly dues with unlimited classes or pre-paid punch cards. This gives everyone a chance to try out Systema and get a good feel for the Charlotte Systema training group without a commitment. No contracts!

Videos and Books

Mark is a distributor of Vladimir's media materials and carries most of the DVD's and the new book about breathing in stock.

Systema Training Groups in the Southeast




Palmetto Systema - Fort Mill, SC - Mark Jakabcsin, Certified Systema Instructor

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