Alex Wilkie's Mixed Martial Arts Academy

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Mixed Martial Arts

Announcements and Seminars

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Russian Systema Seminar  led by Daniil Ryabko


The June24th Systema Seminar has been postponed; the rescheduled date will be posted as soon as it is determined.

Daniil Ryabko - Russian Systema

Mikhail Ryabko was trained from the age of five and involved in combative training from the age of fifteen. He worked in militia in RF Ministry of Interior Security Department, trained the Minister's security guards. He was a tactical commander of hostage-rescue teams, counter-terrorist operations, and armed criminal neutralization. Mikhail resides in Moscow, holds the rank of Colonel and was an assistant to RF General Prosecutor. He is a veteran of military actions and veteran of labor. He has been in numerous military campaigns and holds many medals and awards from the government and from the Russian Orthodox Church. He continues to train many students as the Master Teacher of Systema.


Recent Events


Phil "The Machine" Mazzurco's Takedown Clinic/Fundraiser* - 5/10/14

Wrestling & MMA Takedown Seminar

*All proceeds used to defer the cost of medical care for Big Al's mom in her battle against cancer.

Renato Migliaccio BJJ Seminar (Gi) - 5/4/14

Renato Migliaccio BJJ Seminar

Self-Defense/Fighting Seminar & Fundraiser* - 4/4/14

*All proceeds used to defer the cost of medical care for Big Al's mom in her battle against cancer.

Daniel Gracie BJJ Seminar - 2/23/14

Daniel Gracie BJJ Seminar - 2/23/14 Prof. Bill Loftus & Daniel Gracie

Systema Knife Defense Seminar - 1/26/14

Systema Knife Defense Seminar - 1/26/14

Daniel Gracie BJJ Seminar - 11/3/13

Daniel Gracie BJJ Seminar

Systema Seminar - 4/28/13

Systema Seminar with Danill Ryabko

Systema Seminar led by Danill Ryabko, the son of Systema Founder Mikhail Ryabko.

Rest in peace, Allie.
You will be forever loved and remembered.



Remember the Fallen!

The Defiance Fight Gear team has launched a campaign to show their support, and to help others show their support, for those serving, or who have served, in the U.S. Armed Forces. The campaign is in honor of the fallen, those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their country. For information on this fundraiser, the causes that will benefit from it, or to purchase a shirt and support this worthy project, please visit our website, at


Awards & Recognition

April 2015: Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Honors - 2015, Alex Wilkie recognized for Outstanding Dedication in the Martial Arts as an Ambassador of Goodwill.

April 2014: Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Honors - 2014, Alex Wilkie recognized as a Good Will Ambassador to the Martial Arts.

2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, & 2014 Best of Bridgewater Award, in the Mixed Martial Arts Instruction category, by the U.S. Commerce Association.

October 2013: Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Honors - 2013, presented to Alex Wilkie for his ongoing contributions to the world of mixed martial arts.

December 14, 2012: Alex Wilkie was presented with a recognition award, by the Somerset County Swat Team, for his dedication, support, and leadership in providing ongoing training to their team.

At the November 19th 2011 annual IAMA (International Association of Martial Arts) Awards Ceremony, Shihan Gary Alexander presented Alex Wilkie with the "Odin - God of the Vikings" Warrior Award for his outstanding instruction and training of civilians, defense personnel, and professional cage fighters.

On October 15th 2011, Alex Wilkie was inducted into New Breed Fighters' Hall of Fame and presented with a Lifetime Achievement award at their inaugural MMA Awards Ceremony.

On November 17, 2007, at Shihan Gary Alexander's Hall of Fame Banquet, Alex Wilkie was presented with the "Outstanding Mixed Martial Arts Practitioner, Instructor" Award!

At the 2007 Action Martial Arts Magazine's Hall of Fame Dinner in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Alex was presented with an award for his "Continuance of Excellence as an Ambassador to the Martial Arts"!

Those of us that have the privilege of training with Alex already know that he is the best and we take great pride in seeing him receive these well-deserved recognition awards.

Congratulations Big Al! We are honored to train with you!



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