Martial Arts - System of Combat NJ

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About S.O.C. Instructor Jim Dann

Jim has over 25 years of experience in the martial arts. He is certified, by Alex Wilkie (Alex Wilkie's Martial Arts Academy), to teach Russian Martial Art (Systema) which is a core component of the System of Combat Martial Art. 

About System of Combat NJ

System of Combat (S.O.C.) will enable you to defend yourself using your own natural body movements. There are no stances, no techniques, no katas. Using S.OC. you will learn how to use instinctive reactions and movements to defend yourself against attacks and respond appropriately to them. 

System of Combat martial art is simple yet, at the same time, sophisticated in the application of biomechanical principles to evade attacks and counter with devastating speed and power.

S.O.C is, in large part based on the study of native Russian martial arts (Systema) and uses the scientific principles of breathing, movement, and spine alignment to develop what essentially becomes each individual's own martial art. The system incorporates concepts from other martial art disciplines such as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), Silat, Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), and Karate.

Learning the principles of S.O.C. will give you the knowledge and skills to survive any form of aggression be it a punch, kick, takedown, weapon, or even multiple attackers.

The video below will give you an idea of some of the extremely heavy and powerful strikes used in the system as well as some of the movements designed to absorb, deflect, and avoid attacks of all kinds


S.O.C. is made for fast learning. No martial arts experience necessary.

Classes are currently held on Monday & Tuesday evenings (7:00 - 9:00 PM) at the YM-YWHA of Union County at 501 Green Lane, Union, NJ. For directions click here.

At the front desk, tell them that you're there for the martial arts class and they'll show you where to go. Or just call once you're there and someone will come out. You may also call at anytime if you're lost.

Come and try out a class for free!

For more information on System of Combat NJ, please contact head instructor Jim Dann at 908-303-5031 or

System of Combat Instructor Jim Dann with Systema Instructor Alex Kostic

Instructor Jim Dann (left) with  Alex Kostic, senior instructor under Vladimir Vasiliev & chief instructor of Systema Serbia.




Systema Instructor Alex Kostic with Systema Practitioner Chuck Cabrera

Alex Kostic & Chuck Cabrera, Tai Chi master, Kung Fu & Systema practitioner, operator of Tai Chi NJ, and student of S.O.C.

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