Systema, a martial art for everyone.

We would love to welcome you to the class in person.  You don't need to know anything or be in good shape to do this. If you think you are not in good enough shape or have an injury, please read this.

Vincent Kasaba is the only HQ certified Systema instructor/school in West Michigan.   Systema Grand Rapids is offered exclusively  at Cascade Village Karate. Private classes are available upon request.

Open Class
Monday & Friday 12:15-1:00pm
Wednesday 6:00-7:30pm


No contracts, no special uniforms are needed, just wear comfortable clothing and join in. No experience needed and all fitness levels are accepted. Stop by and observe a class or try one with a $20 mat fee. The Adult Class is $60 per month, ask about our discounts.

Women's Self-Defense Class
Saturday 9:00-10:15 am

"This was one of the most beneficial experiences
of my life, and my anxiety about being here for
the first time completely dissolved in the face of
the encouraging, supportive staff. I learned so much about myself today! Hope to return soon


We offer a safe space for women to go and learn without men around.  It's  a nice semi-private instruction time to work out all the issues around overcoming force without the aggression of the standard testosterone fueled self-defense studio. It's $60 a month (or $20 per class if you just want to try it).


Having taught self-defense for decades we believe this "on-going" style is the best approach, even if a student needed to skip a class here or there you really need to keep your head in the game. Everyone has a blast, lots of laughs and fun along with solid teachings. You'll learn awareness, escapes, multiple-opponents, striking, ground work, falling, weapons and how to get healthier throughout the learning process.