Systema For Life

Systema For Life

Episode 82: Mike Turk

June 07, 2019

This week, a spirited discussion with Mike Turk - Systema Instructor, Head of Training, and Co-Founder of the Kampfkunst Akademie (KKA) located in Krems, Austria. Mike has a varied background in martial arts, ranging from karate and kickboxing to Systema, BJJ, and military close combat.  He leads regular classes in both Systema and Crossfighting (mixed martial arts), and oversees a kids' program based on Systema principles. Here, we talk about:

  • his journey into martial arts

  • what defines and distinguishes Systema as a martial art

  • breaking free of dogma and restrictive ideas

  • explaining and marketing Systema to kids and parents

Find out more about training with Mike at

For the first time in Europe, the KKA is hosting Systema Instructor Menamy Mitanes (The Academy, Beverly Hills) Nov 30 & Dec 01. Tcikets limited to 30 persons. Sign up via their website of Facebook page ( after May 31.