Roots Dojo is a school of Systema and Warrior Arts, the only one of it’s kind in North America. We take training to a whole new level. Set on a small island in the middle of the forest, our rustic facilities bring nature and survival into focus, offering an incomparably grounding training experience.
We strive to balance what it means to be a Warrior and a fighter with all the survival skills and abilities that come with that terrain.
In Systema, the synergy of three components creates a TRUE WARRIOR – Combat Skill, Strong Spirit and Healthy Body. The body has to be free of tension, filled with endurance, flexibility, effortless movement and explosive potential. The spirit or psychological state has to be calm, free of anger, irritation, fear, self-pity, delusion and pride. The combat skill includes movements that are powerful and precise, instant and economical, spontaneous, subtle and diverse, the signature of a true professional.
At the foundation of all martial arts are the principles of Breath, Relaxation, Form, and Movement. Based on these principles and Systema methodologies we teach various defence and combat skills: Kicking, punching, wrestling, use of weapons, applying and escaping from restrains, disappearing in a crowd, teamwork, communication skills, reading body language, and much more.
With training infused in Nature, the internal calm and stillness Systema brings, gives the ability to survive in any kind of situation, and as that ability grows, we add new skills. Survival takes many shapes.
Retreat, unplug, and focus on training without new-world distractions.
Learn to fight, heal, protect and overcome and survive.
Join us for a day, a week, a month, a year.
Our curriculum is extensive. Our training, genuine. Our setting, priceless.
No Frills. No nonsense.