Training in:
Charlotte, NC
Mathews, NC
Rock Hill, SC 
Monroe, NC
Contact Roy Hatcher
Mathews/Mint Hill, NC
Contact Patrick McLean
Rock Hill, SC
Contact Stacy Lewis
Monroe, NC
Contact Tim Grismer
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 physical 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.

Each group has an instructor certified by Vladimir Vasiliev. 

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,  Charlotte, Mathews, NC and Rock Hill, SC. Contact each instructor for location and times. North Charlotte Roy Hatcher, 704-905-5123, Mathews, NC Patrick McLean, 704-293-6972, Rock Hill, SC Stacy Lewis, 803-984-5250,, Monroe, NC Tim Grismer, 704-219-1502,


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!

Systema Training Groups in the Southeast

  • Chapel Hill/ Raleigh/Clayton, NC, Glenn Murphy,, 919-274-6922   web page: NC Systema   
  • Hatcher Systema, 717N Atando Ave Charlotte NC 28206, 704 905 5123, 

  • Mathews, NC, Patrick McLean, 704-293-6972,

  • Rock Hill, SC, Stacy Lewis 803-984-5250,

  • Monroe, NC, Tim Grismer, 704-219-1502. Classes held at Carolinas American Judo Association Club, 2246-C Stevens Mill Road, Mathews, NC 28104
  • Asheville, NC, Bill Parravano, 502-664-7179,
  • Atlanta, GA, Mark Jakabcsin, 803-389-9393,,  web page: Systema Georgia
  •  Charleston, SC, CJ Rafferty, 502-664-7179, 1135 Bowman Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC, classes Mon & Wed 7-8:30pmweb page: Systema Charleston
  • Richmond, VA, Andrew Peskin,, website: Richmond Systema
  • Roanoke, VA, Lloyd Robrecht, 540--312-9832, zing9tru@hotmailcom, Web site: Roanoke Systema




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