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 Minister of Justice of Russia of MVD.(Moscow, Russia)

Trained since the age of five by one of Stalin’s personal bodyguards, Mikhail was enlisted to the ranks of Spetsnaz at the age of 15. Currently, his role is that of a tactical commander of hostage-rescue teams, counter-terrorist operations, and armed criminal neutralization. Mikhail resides in Moscow where he is Chief Instructor and host of our annual Russian Martial Arts Camp Program in Moscow. He is also the author of a textbook on Tactics of Spets Operations.

Web Site: http://systemaryabko.com/

Vladimir Vasiliev

Director and Chief Instructor of the Toronto School of Russian Martial Art (Toronto, Canada).
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 military service with the Special Operations Unit, including regular high-risk covert assignments and missions. He also served as trainer for paratroopers, SWAT teams, and elite bodyguards. Vladimir moved to Canada, and in 1993 founded the first school of Russian Martial Art outside Russia. He has since personally trained and certified over 100 qualified Russian Martial Art instructors in 13 countries, and has provided an outstanding instructional film collection.

Web Site: http://www.russianmartialart.com/