Past Meetup

RMA Self Defense meetup on every Tuesday & Thursday - 7:00 PM

This Meetup is past

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YMHA of Union

501 green lane · Union, NJ

How to find us

Behind Kean University on the football stadium side. Address is below.

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Do you want to ELIMINATE THE FEAR of a violent encounter?

Do you want to INCREASE YOUR PUNCHING POWER and expand your movement ability?

Do you want to learn self defense methods that will work ANYTIME, ANYWHERE and build MENTAL FOCUS and PHYSICAL PREPAREDNESS that will carry over into every aspect of your life?

Learn all this and much, much more at NJ RMA Self Defense Group, the official Meetup Group of System of Combat NJ. Start your SPRING with with Russian Martial Arts, your first class is FREE.

If you are interested in Systema, Reality Based Self Defense, Martial Arts, Grappling, Street Defense, or Mobility and Body Awareness, this is the Meetup Group for you. Men and women, seasoned martial artists and raw beginners alike will benefit from our dynamic classes which are tailored to the level and needs of the students. We focus on providing comprehensive instruction, plenty of personal attention and a relaxed atmosphere where you can train at your own pace and intensity. By mastering and employing the principles of biomechanical movement, selective tension, structural alignment, and active relaxation, you will learn to easily double your striking power, hide your strikes and take-downs within unobtrusive movements, frustrate a skilled grappler, diffuse a violent situation, and escape a panicked or excited crowd.

About Systema

Systema is a combat style based on ancient Slavic fighting methods which were collected and later codified by the Russian Soviet elite special forces. It is a devastatingly effective and versatile combative program that can easily stand alone, or augment your existing practice. The overarching focus is on responding to a threat spontaneously with natural, instinctive movement which strengthens and restores the body, clarifies the mind, and provides a framework for healthy, safe, life-long activity. Individual classes are fast-paced and varied, ranging in subject from striking mechanics, grappling and ground fighting, evasive movement, weapon defense, sparring, and dealing with multiple attackers to women's self defense and street safety.


Enjoy your first class for free and after that, it is $10 per class with discounts available for pre-payment. No contract required! Classes are held at 7:00pm on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the YMHA OF UNION on 501 Green Lane, Union, NJ 07083.

About the instructor

Jim has over 25 years of martial arts experience in various styles including Brazilian Jiu-jitsu (BJJ), Silat, Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and Karate. He is certified to teach Systema by Alex Wilkie (Alex Wilkie's Martial Arts Academy).

When you arrive, let the front desk know you are there for the martial arts class and they will direct you. (You do not have to be a Y-member to attend this class). For general inquiries or more information, message organizers Jimi D or Drew here on the Meetup page. If you need to reach the instructor, Jim, for any reason, call

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Looking forward to training with you!