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  • Kids summer camp with Systems Training Center Encino!


    Kids summer camp with Systems Training Center Encino!

    Encino, San Fernando Valley
    San Fernando Valley's coolest summer camp
    is here! This year, we will be hosting them not in 1 but 2 locations! Starting next week, Systems Training Center South Bay there will be 3 weeks of fun, fitness
    and growth for these kids, who will be learning Krav Maga
    , kickboxing
    , boxing
    , MMA
    , BJJ
    , nutrition
    , gymnastics
    ,and much, much more! We have a few spots left, so call 424-269-1337 to reserve your spot! To learn more about our summer camps
    , please click here . If you know parents/kids that live in the Encino
    area in the San Fernando Valley
    , Systems Training Center Encino is also hosting a summer camp
    , which ....

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  • RFA, KOTC and next up, U of MMA in Los Angeles!


    RFA, KOTC and next up, U of MMA in Los Angeles!

    Encino, San Ferndando
    It's been a busy couple of weeks of MMA
    again, seeing "Taco" Padilla fight a war in RFA
    , that he ultimately lost, after having rocked his tough opponent, who was also an Ultimate Fighter Veteran. CrossFit
    instructor and kickboxing
    coach Christos Giagos
    had a great fight, winning by KO in the first round in a highly anticipated match up against Karen Darabedyan . A great win but also very important for Christos, who made a statement in front of his old boss Dana White
    , who had nothing but great words afterwards. Here is his post fight interview: The following day, Thor Skancke stepped back into the KOTC cage to ....

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  • Goal setting with Systems Training Center's Karate expert Peter Jumrukovski

    The Goal book by Systems Training Center's team member Peter Jumroski


    Encino, San Fernando Valley

    Peter Jumrukovski is a Karate
    black belt, who has competed at a very high level on the international Karate
    scene. Peter is also part of the Systems Training Center family and works at the South Bay location. He is an all around great guy and the following writing is his own words. We love sharing success stories, especially success stories that are motivating
    to other people! Congratulations Peter on an amazing job! My name is Peter Jumrosvski and I'm a regular guy that have used goal settings to accomplish great things such as winning a world medal in Karate
    , writing a ....

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  • More MMA and BJJ with RFA, UFC and KOTC!


    More MMA and BJJ with RFA, UFC and KOTC!

    Encino, San Fernando Valley
    Over the last few weeks, Systems Training Center
    has been staying very busy with a ton of fights. In our last 8 outings, we have gone 7-1. We’ve had some amazing wins, with D.C. Chapman being KO of the night; Dima Gerasimov having the fight of the night, until Terrion Ware stepped into the cage against Rob Gooch of Gooch Training Academy in Woodland Hills
    , which is a Southern California
    Fight of the Night candidate. A few days later, both Erick Gonzalez and Marcos Bonilla show-cased their skills for Combates Americas on national TV. Last Friday, we had Junior Herrera making his Muay Thai
    debut for Defiant ....

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  • Open BJJ roll and CrossFit WOD "Murph" at Systems tomorrow!


    Open BJJ roll and CrossFit WOD "Murph" at Systems tomorrow!

    Encino, San Fernando Valley
    In remembrance of all the fallen service men and women, Systems Training Center Hawthorne
    is doing the CrossFit
    Hero WOD " Murph " tomorrow at 9am! After the CrossFit
    WOD
    , if you have enough energy, we have an open BJJ
    roll as well! All of our family members at Encino
    and Systems Training Center Westwood are invited for both the CrossFit
    and BJJ
    workouts
    as well, so see you all tomorrow! Have a safe and happy Memorial Day
    ! ....

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  • Krav Maga Long gun seminar


    Krav Maga long gun seminar

    Encino, San Fernando Valley
    This Sunday, we are Systems Training Center
    is hosting a long gun
    seminar, focusing on how to defend against weapons such as machine guns and shotguns. The seminar will be hosted by 2 nd degree black belt Terry Bullman, who is also a professional boxer
    , professional kickboxer
    , as well as the founder of the TV show Human weapon . This 2 hour seminar will only cost $39 and will be held at Systems Training Center
    Hawthorne
    , located in South Bay
    , close to LAX airport . The address is 13040 Hawthorne Blvd
    , Hawthorne
    , CA90250. This seminar will focus not only on the details to make such a defense successful but also a body mechanic ....

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  • Systems Training Center gets a sibling!


    Systems Training Center gets a sibling!

    Encino, San Fernando Valley
    What happens with Systems Training Center Encino
    and Systems Training Center Hawthorne
    has a baby? Systems Training Center Westwood
    is born! Already open for business, Systems Training Center Westwood
    is now yet another training center available for our members! Located only 2 miles from UCLA , in the heart of Westwood
    , Systems Training Center Westwood
    is a great addition to our Encino
    and Hawthorne
    locations, since we now have South Bay
    , the Westside
    ( West LA
    , Santa Monica
    , Brentwood
    , etc) and the San Fernando Valley
    available for you to train at! Marcus Kowal, owner of Systems Training Center Hawthorne and Systems ....

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  • New schedule for kids BJJ classes


    New schedule for the kids BJJ classes!
    Encino, San Fernando Valley
    The parents made requests and we heard you! Effective immediately, our new kids BJJ schedule is as following:
    Monday 4pm - kids BJJ
    advanced No Gi
    Monday 5pm - kids BJJ
    fundamentals
    Tuesday 4pm - kids BJJ
    fundamentals
    Tuesday 5pm - kids BJJ
    advanced
    Thursday 4pm - kids BJJ
    advanced No Gi
    Thursday 5pm - kids BJJ
    fundamentals
    Friday 4.30pm - 5.15pm - kids BJJ
    fundamentals
    Friday 5.15pm - 6pm - kids BJJ
    advanced
    Saturday 10am - kids BJJ
    fundamentals
    Saturday 11am - kids BJJ
    advanced ....

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  • MMA and Kickboxing this weekend!



    MMA and Kickboxing this weekend!
    Encino, San Fernando Valley
    This weekend hosts not just one but two fighting events. First off, professional MMA
    on Friday night, we have 4 of our fighters representing at the CXF event "Gold Rush" at the Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City
    ! Akkim Lee
    5’9 ft. 155lbs, originally from NYC, New York is making his pro debut! Akkim got into martial arts
    when he was a teenager to protect himself from others. Being a big Bruce Lee
    fan his drive and his been doing judo
    , kickboxing
    , BJJ
    and wrestling
    for some time and is now taking the step into the pros. Coach Dmitry "Dima" Gerasimov
    , who teaches kickboxing
    and CrossFit
    is the GM for Systems Training Center in ....

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  • Athleticism seminar

    Athleticism Seminar Encino, San Fernando Valley Are you looking to i mprove your athletic
    movement, agility
    , and neural responses? Well, you should be, whether you're doing BJJ
    , MMA
    , Kickboxing
    , boxing
    , Krav Maga
    or even CrossFit
    ! It doesn't matter if you are training for self defense
    , fitness
    or fighting
    purposes; this will benefit you immensely! Join us at Systems Training Center
    on April 10th at 1:30 pm with Blake Boruch, for an exceptional seminar on Athleticism
    ! Applicable to anyone looking to lose weight or learn more about fitness and body mechanics. If you have any injuries or want to learn how to prevent injuries? This seminar will cover that too! ....

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  • 3 wins in 3 fights for the Systems Training Center MMA Team!


    Another week of MMA fights!

    Encino, San Fernando Valley
    We want to start off by congratulating Systems Training Center fighter / Fitness and boxing trainer Madison McElhaney on her great 3rd round TKO last Friday night! Last night, 2 more of our MMA fighters stepped into the cage at the Sportsman Lodge in Studio City
    . First up, D.C. Chapman showed his newly improved BJJ skills, winning by a a first round triangle choke. Next up was South Bay prospect Erick Gonzalez, who faced a very tough opponent in what many felt was the fight of the night. Erick took control in the second round for and won by a 3rd round TKO. To watch the fight, click here . 3 wins in 3 fights, showing that ....

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  • Fitness and boxing instructor Madison McElhaney fights tonight!


    Fitness and boxing instructor Madison McElhaney fights tonight!

    Encino, San Fernando Valley
    Talented fitness instructor
    and boxing
    trainer Madison McElhaney steps into the cage tonight for her second time. Yet, again, she's fighting fairly far away (San Diego), which will make it hard for friends and fans in the LA
    area to watch but there will be more opportunities in the future! Madison, a former gymnast
    , has worked very hard on improving both her boxing
    and kickboxing
    , as well as her wrestling
    and BJJ
    , to make her a more complete fighter
    . Madison, who is a personal trainer
    at the UFC gym in Torrance
    , as well as a group fitness
    class instructor, lives and breathes fitness
    !We look ....

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  • The Science of Nutrition seminar for fat loss, muscle building and healthy living!


    The Science of Nutrition seminar for fat loss, muscle building and healthy living!
    Encino, San Fernando Valley
    Did you know that the number one New Year Resolution
    broken every year is losing weight
    ? Did you know that the third most common resolution broken is living and eating healthier
    ? Do you know how many times you've broken one of those resolutions in your life? How about making a change this year? Changes to habits usually don't happen over night but in stages and this is a GREAT step in the first direction! CrossFit coach and competitor LT Barahona is hosting this seminar, being a living example of what changing your diet
    and training
    can do for you! Cost? Only $20 for members and ....

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  • MMA fighter Christos Giagos back in the cage for his fourth title!


    Kickboxing, BJJ and CrossFit coach Christos Giagos is fighting for another title!
    Encino, San Fernando Valley
    Christos "The Spartan" Giagos
    holds not one, not two but three titles already! After Christos started off by winning the LA
    based Respect in the Cage
    promotion's belt. He then went on to win the Tatchi Palace title and the RFA title, before being signed with the UFC . Saturday night, Christos is stepping into the cage to capture a FOURTH belt, when he fights for the West Coast Fighing Championships title. We want to wish Christos good skills in his battle and looking forward to seeing that belt back in LA
    , where it belongs! ....

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  • MMA Seminar with UFC legend Chris "The Crippler" Leben


    MMA Seminar with UFC legend Chris "The Crippler" Leben
    Encino, San Fernando Valley
    Chris Leben was a member of the TUF 1 ( The Ultimate Figther ) cast, who helped propel the UFC into what it is today. Leben is a UFC Hall of Famer
    , who has all his fights since TUF 1
    in the UFC
    . Leben
    is known for his heart and " Fight of the Night
    " performances. Chris will be teaching a MMA seminar at Systems Training Center in South Bay
    next Saturday, the 9th of January at 2 pm and everyone is invited! To reserve your spot for the seminar, please click here
    . Chris also just published a book, that he will be signing after the seminar
    . For more information on his book, inside the UFC
    and outside, ....

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  • New Systems Training Center Modified Schedule for Christmas and New Years


    Systems Training Center Modified Schedule for Christmas and New Years

    Encino, San Fernando Valley
    For Christmas and New Years, we will have a modified schedule on the 24th and on the 31st. We will be closed on the 25th and the 1st. All other days will be regular schedule! Our modified schedule will be as follows: 9.30am - Fitness Boot camp
    10am - Kids BJJ
    11am - Adults BJJ
    Happy Holidays and Happy New Years from the Systems Family - let's make 2016 count!!! ....

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  • Systems Training Center fighter Christopher Taco shows great BJJ in his win for RFA!


    Systems Training Center fighter Christopher Taco shows great BJJ in his win for RFA!
    Encino, San Fernando Valley
    Talented Systems Training Center fighter
    Chris "Taco" Padilla improved to 7-0 with a great submission win for RFA Fighting . Taco is a very talented MMA
    fighter
    that you will catch rolling in our BJJ
    classes or punching people in our kickboxing
    classes. Looking forward to seeing what the future has for this talented young man! ....

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  • Congratulations to Kickboxing and CrossFit instructor and MMA fighter Dima Gerasimov!


    Congratulations to Kickboxing and CrossFit instructor and MMA fighter Dima Gerasimov!
    Encino, San Fernando Valley

    We just wanted to give a huge congratulations to our amazing instructor Dima Gerasimov, who just got married in Thailand to his beautiful wife Amy! The groomsmen? All but one are MMA
    fighters, kickboxing
    and CrossFit
    instructors at Systems Training Center
    ! ....

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  • Systems Training Center BJJ coach Pedro Munhoz puts on amazing fight at UFC Fight Night 77


    Systems Training Center BJJ coach Pedro Munhoz puts on amazing fight at UFC Fight Night 77
    E ncino, San Fernando Valley
    Systems Training Center
    kids BJJ
    and BJJ
    coach Pedro Munhoz
    returned to the UFC over the weekend in what many feel was the fight of the night! Pedro lost a split decision in a back and forth battle that could have gone either way and a lot of people felt Pedro had done just enough to win. To read more about the fight, please click here . Make sure you congratulate Pedro when you see him and come in and try a BJJ
    class with him if you haven't! ....

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  • Boot camp HIIT classes even more intense


    Boot camp HIIT classes even more intense!

    Encino, San Fernando Valley
    Our morning boot camp High Intensive Interval Training
    ( HIIT ) classes are being shortened to 30 minutes per class, as of November first! So now, you can make it in before work! Less of a workout
    ? Definitely not! The intensity is going up, so you will burn as many calories and sweat just as much, if not more! What is HIIT
    ? High Intensity Interval Training
    ( HIIT
    ) is a system of organizing cardiorespiratory training which calls for repeated bouts of short duration, high-intensity exercise intervals intermingled with periods of lower intensity intervals of active recovery. ....

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  • Great night of MMA for our team!


    Great night of MMA for our team!
    Encino, San Fernando Valley
    Systems Training Center
    had two fighters representing at the Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City
    , in the San Ferndando Valley
    and not only did both of them bring home the victory - they're BOTH nominated for fight of the night! First up, Systems Training Center Hawthorne's
    CrossFit
    and kickboxing coach Dima Gerasimov fought a tough and very game fighter from California Mixed Martial
    Arts
    and Fitness
    ( CMMA
    ) in Gardena
    . It was a great battle, that had the crowd on their feet. Coach Dima won a unanimous decision against an opponent that kept coming for the duration of the fight. Next up was Thor Skancke, who trains ....

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  • Marcus Kowal teaching Kickboxing for Fitness with LiveStrong


    Marcus Kowal teaching Kickboxing for Fitness with LiveStrong

    Encino, San Fernando Valley
    CrossFit
    , Krav Maga
    and Kickboxing
    instructor Marcus Kowal
    knows the benefits of martial arts
    , not just from a self defense
    perspective but also for fitness
    and a great, all around workout
    and weight loss
    . Kickboxing
    for fitness
    is great way to target the core
    , HIIT
    ( High Intensive Interval Training
    ), plyometrics
    , strength,
    cardio
    and obviously, weight loss
    ! To see the full LiveStrong
    article, click here . If you haven't done so already, make sure you come in to try a free class at our South Bay or Encino location! ....

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  • First Thursday with your fitness and fight buddies


    First Thursday with your fitness and fight buddies
    Encino, San Fernando Valley
    You know the guy or the girl you always train with in the boot camp
    class? Or always roll with in the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
    class? You know that individual who you always work with during kickboxing
    class or who you hold pads for during Krav Maga
    class? Well, we often get to meet some really cool people during classes or just at the gym in general but don't really know much else about them, since you are always too out of breath to speak or too busy punching something or someone? Well, fear not, here's your chance! We are doing a networking
    event for our members and friends and family of members. This is not just a ....

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  • Roast of Marcus Kowal


    Roast of Marcus Kowal
    Hawthorne, South Bay
    You have most likely taken a class with him, whether it was a CrossFit
    class, Kickboxing
    class or Krav Maga
    class. Maybe you rolled with him in a BJJ class or sparred with him during the MMA
    training. Did he make you do push ups during class? Did you secretly hate him a little bit when he had you do burpees
    ? Whatever the reason, come watch him get roasted this Sunday in Culver City
    - for a good cause! Parts of the proceeds will go to Co-Op LA - a non-profit for underprivileged
    kids
    in the Los Angeles area! Make sure you RSVP here and get your tickets before they sell out at Systems Training Center
    in Hawthorne
    , South Bay
    or Systems Training Center ....

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  • Kids Martial Arts Foundation movie night and BJJ Open Mat


    Kids Martial Arts Foundation movie night and BJJ Open Mat!



    FOR IMMEDIATERELEASE
    Date: 09/02/2015
    Contact: Vince Cachero, President, 310-894-6477 , info@manakidsfoundation.org
    Kids Martial Arts Foundation Holds fun filled event
    ENCINO, San Fernando Valley -
    The Mana Kids Foundation (MKF) is holding its first fundraising event,NostalgiaNight, on Saturday, Sept. 12 th from 5:00pm-9:30pm . The organization helps underprivileged children in Los Angeles develop the tools necessary for foundational success through martial arts. TheNostalgiaNight fundraising event will be packed with fun for kids and adults:
    · Kids martial arts
    seminar led ....

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  • More Krav Maga classes added


    More Krav Maga classes added!

    Encino, San Fernando Valley
    First, we added Tuesday evening Krav Maga
    classes and now, we are adding Thursday night Krav Maga
    classes too at 8pm! Rob Cook, originally from England but now a resident of Sherman Oaks
    in the San Fernando Valley
    , has a long history, working with Krav Maga
    . Rob was the first civilian to ever be licensed to teach Law
    Enforcements Defensive Tactics
    in England. Rob also has a lot of experience with military
    and teaching Krav Maga
    to them. ....

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  • Fitness podcast with Krav Maga and Kickboxing instructor Marcus Kowal


    Fitness podcast with Krav Maga, Kickboxing, Person Trainer, CrossFit and MMA instructor Marcus Kowal

    Encino, San Fernando
    Krav Maga
    , Kickboxing
    , CrossFit
    instructor and MMA
    fighter
    Marcus Kowal did a fitness podcast not too long ago with Open Sky Fitness
    ! To find out a little more about our instructor, click here ! ....

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  • Beach day for Labor Day with Krav Maga and CrossFit and Kickboxing and so much more


    Beach day for Labor Day with Krav Maga and CrossFit and Kickboxing and so much more!

    Encino, San Fernando Valley
    Beach day again! Labor Day
    is a day off BUT; only from work - not from working out! So come join us for another great beach day with Systems Training Center
    at Dockweiler beach. The beach has plenty of parking but remember that it is Labor Day , so you might not want to show up too late! Remember, classes at both Systems Training Center Hawthorne
    and Systems Training Center Encino
    will be closed but in lieu of those classes, we will be hosting the following classes at the beach:
    10 am CrossFit

    11 am Kickboxing
    ( Thai Pads
    class)
    12pm Krav Maga
    To RSVP to this event (which ....

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  • BJJ coach and MMA Fighter Maria Rios to fight for Bellator tonight


    BJJ coach and MMA Fighter Maria Rios to fight for Bellator tonight!
    Encino, San Fernando Valley

    BJJ coach
    , kids BJJ coach
    , CrossFit
    enthusiast and MMA fighter
    Maria Rios
    steps into the cage for Bellator
    tonight! You can watch the fight live by clicking here or on Spike TV . Maria has been training very hard for this fight and has fine tuned both her boxing
    , kickboxing
    and BJJ
    . Her strength
    and conditioning
    is on point and we are excited to watch Maria put on a show tonight! ....

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  • Yoga added to the schedule along with Krav Maga


    Yoga is being added to the Systems Training Center Encino schedule, along with Krav Maga!

    Encino, San Fernando Valley
    Yoga
    is something some of our members been asking about for a while. That's why we have add a yoga class on Tuesdays at 5pm! Why Yoga
    ? Well, it is a great addition to the boot camp HIIT
    classes, the MMA
    , Kickboxing
    and BJJ
    . With the amount of high impact training we do, it is important to stretch our muscles, in order to prevent injuries and maintain/increase range of motion. That Yoga
    makes you more flexible is no secret but did you know that Yoga
    also helps prevent the breakdown of cartilage and joints; increases your focus; improves your balance
    ; ....

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  • Systems Training Center BJJ coach and UFC fighter Pedro Munhoz to compete against Jeff Curran this Friday


    Systems Training Center BJJ coach and UFC fighter Pedro Munhoz to compete against Jeff Curran this Friday
    Encino, San Fernando Valley
    Pedro Munhoz
    , who is both a BJJ
    2nd degree black belt; BJJ
    coach; kids BJJ
    coach; and current UFC
    fighter (with the fastest submission in the bantamweight division in the history of the UFC
    !) is competing for Metamoris
    this coming Friday against WEC
    , Strikeforce
    and UFC vet Jeff Curran
    . Ironically, Pedro Munhoz
    and Jeff
    Curran
    have faced each other before; for the RFA title, a fight that Pedro won after 5 intense rounds! To watch the fight live, visit Metamoris.com ! ....

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  • Added Krav Maga classes at Systems Training Center Encino


    Added Krav Maga classes at Systems Training Center Encino!
    Encino, San Fernando Valley
    Krav Maga
    , the official self defense system for the Law Enforcements
    in the U.S. (including LAPD
    , LASD
    , FBI
    and CIA
    ), is now going to be available even more in Encino
    ! We are adding an additional Krav Maga
    class on Tuesdays at 8pm , commencing this coming Tuesday !
    Carnation Contreras
    , who is both a black belt in Tae Kwon Do
    and fights MMA
    , has been training Krav Maga for about 8 years. He is a Krav Maga blue belt and will be a great addition to the awesome group of coaches that we already have! ....

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  • Systems repping in both MMA and BJJ


    Systems Training Center repping in both BJJ and MMA
    Encino, San Fernando Valley
    There's been a few busy weeks with both MMA
    and BJJ
    again, with Systems Training Center
    repping in both! It's been a few weeks, since we saw Thor Skancke
    win the main event at the Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City
    . It was a bitter sweet win for Scancke, who trains with WEC
    champ/ UFC
    vet Gabe Ruediger
    at Systems Training Center
    in Encino
    . It was sweet, because it was a great win for Scancke but somewhat bitter, facing Systems Training Center
    South Bay's BJJ
    coach Jason Cordeiro
    . However, they are both class acts and it was only business. As soon as the fight was over, they hugged it out. On ....

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  • Combat Conditioning along with Fitness Kickboxing and Krav Maga


    Combat Conditioning and Fitness Kickboxing in addition to our Krav Maga classes at Systems Training Center Encino!
    Encino, The Valley

    We are very excited to let you know that we are adding even more classes, in addition to our Krav Maga
    classes! Already up and running, Fitness Kickboxing
    classes with pro MMA
    fighter
    James Acosta
    ! Also, starting tomorrow, BJJ
    black belt, WEC
    champion, TUF
    ( The Ultimate Fighter
    ) contestant and UFC
    vet coach Gabe
    Reudiger
    will be teaching Combat Conditioning
    at 6pm, every Tuesday and Thursday! Bag kickboxing
    classes are a great fitness
    workout but also teaches you how to actually punch and kick like a fighter
    . To have a pro fighter ....

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  • Amazing Beach Day with Systems Training Center

    Amazing Beach Day with Systems Training Center Encino, The Valley
    We want to start off by saying THANK YOU to everyone who came out yesterday to an amazing beach day - we hope you are not too sunburnt! Here's a quick video, that recaps yesterday's event, showing some beach self defense
    and fitness
    ! Yesterday was a huge success with some great CrossFit
    , Kickboxing
    and Krav Maga
    in the water! We know it is a bit of a drive from Encino
    , the Valley
    , so we appreciate everyone who came out. We will have more pictures and video to come! ....

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  • Summer kick off at the beach with Krav Maga Kickboxing and CrossFit


    Summer Kickoff at the beach with Krav Maga, Kickboxing and CrossFit!

    Encino, The Valley
    This Sunday, we doing our annual beach day kick off, which was a huge success last year! We are going to be starting at 8am (early bird gets the best spot at the beach they say) and host classes down there that day! Here is our schedule: 10am - CrossFit
    11am - Kickboxing
    12pm - Krav Maga
    Along with other beach activities, such as volley ball, soccer and surfin/boogie boarding! We are going to be at Manhattan Beach
    in South Bay
    . Parking at the beach is always difficult on the weekend, so make sure you are early! Alternatively, park a few miles away and get an uber ! To RSVP to our ....

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  • New Krav Maga Classes at Systems Training Center Encino


    New Krav Maga Classes at Systems Training Center Encino!

    Encino, The Valley
    Systems Training Center Encino
    is now offering Krav Maga
    in our added space! As of now, we are offering Krav Maga
    classes on Mondays at 6pm and Wednesdays at 7pm! Please make sure you stay tuned, since we will be adding more fitness classes
    , fitness bag
    classes and Krav Maga
    classes over the next few months. Thank you again to all our members who have made this possible and special thank you to kids BJJ
    , Krav Maga
    and CrossFit
    instructor John McCue for all the work he did! Also, BJJ
    coach Brian Hummel and our amazing members Shakib Nouri, Sandy Ghazourian and Albert Riusech for all their great help! ....

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  • Explode and U of MMA and Spar Star and UFC


    Explode, University of MMA, Spar Star and UFC - What do they have in common?
    Encino, The Valley
    They all had Systems Training Centers
    fighters representing at them. The STC MMA
    team is one of the busiest teams in Southern California
    , with fights almost every weekend. Any week you come in to see the fight team in training, there is always someone in training camp for an upcoming fight. Or someone on the sidelines, doing light work, because they just fought. Although Systems Training Center can be found in Hawthorne
    , South Bay
    and Encino
    in the valley, the team gets to travel quite a bit. A few weeks ago, Systems CrossFit
    , Kickboxing
    instructor and MMA fighter Dima Gerasimov
    , travelled to Sand ....

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  • Music vs MMA


    What does music and MMA have in common?

    Encino, The Valley
    Usually, most wouldn't associate music
    with MMA
    . Or any martial arts
    for that matter. Sure, we tend to listen to music when we train but that's about as far as the relationship goes. Sure, one could argue that we are all artists (martial vs musical) but that is about as far as the common nominators go. However, Systems Training
    Center Encino's Krav Maga
    , boot camp
    , CrossFit
    and kids BJJ
    coach John McCue's
    daughter is a very talented musician and that's why we wanted to put a link to her latest single, Giants ! For more information on Keta McCue
    , please visit her website www.ketamusic.com Although we wanted to take a moment to ....

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  • Another week of BJJ and MMA plus a wrestling seminar


    Another week of BJJ and MMA - plus a wrestling seminar!
    Encino, The Valley
    Few gyms are as busy as Systems Training Center
    , when it comes to BJJ
    and MMA
    . First off, BJJ
    coach Arnaldo Maidana de Oliveira
    had yet another successful weekend, winning the Las Vegas IBJJF Open
    . That's 3 golds in 2 weeks, between Florida and Las Vegas! Next up, we had Terrion "Flash" Ware
    , who fought a tough 5 round decision against a very game Luke Sanders
    . Sanders won the fight but Terrion showed more heart during those 25 minutes than most men show in a life time. We are very proud of you Terrion! This weekend, we also have the pleasure to take part of a great wrestling
    clinic. Saturday, ....

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  • Systems Training Center fighter Terrion Ware Fights for RFA Title


    Terrion Ware Fights for RFA Championship Belt
    Encino, The Valley
    Terrion ‘Flash’ Ware takes on Luke Sanders this Friday, May 8 th for the RFA
    135lb championship belt. With a win this Friday, the Los Angeles
    native will be one giant leap closer to landing his dream job: a spot on the UFC
    roster. Terrion looks to follow in the footsteps of his teammate Christos Giagos
    and become the second fighter out of Systems Training Center
    to be both an RFA
    champion and UFC
    fighter.
    Who is the ‘Flash’?
    Terrion (13-3) is a professional MMA
    fighter out of Systems Training Center (STC)
    . He’s one of the most active fighters around with a whopping average of 5.33 fights per year in his short 3 year ....

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  • MMA and Salsa


    Latin Night at Systems with Salsa, Bachata and Cumbia!
    Encino, The Valley
    This Friday, Systems Training Center
    in Hawthorne
    is hosting a Salsa
    night with Lauren Torres
    ! Lauren, who is a choreographer
    , Salsa dancer
    and Zumba
    instructor. Expect Salsa
    , Cumbia
    , Bachata
    , tacos and Horchata
    ! They say there are a lot of similarities between dancing
    and fighting
    , so here is your chance to find out. It is also a fun way to get to know your fellow training
    partners in a different setting, where you will try to do things together, rather than against each other! It is free for everyone, members and non members, so come have fun with the rest of the Systems Training Center
    family! To RSVP, please click ....

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  • CURE Runway Fashion Show Fundraiser for the Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles


    CURE Runway Fashion Show Fundraiser for the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles

    Encino, The Valley
    Tomorrow night, Thursday the 16th of April, Systems Training Center Encino
    member Eileen Isagholian
    , is hosting a fundraiser for the Children's Hospital of LA
    . Eileen, owner of Blvd Couture
    , has worked hard to put together this event, that benefits children
    with cancer
    . So join Systems Training Center Encino
    at CURE the Runway - the fashion show fundraiser, fighting childhood cancer
    ! The event will be held at P71 in Studio City
    and doors open at 7.30pm. Red carpet, free raffle prices and much more! buy your tickets here . For more information on Blvd Couture
    , click here . ....

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  • Busy weeks of MMA


    Busy weeks of MMA for Systems Training Center fighters!
    Encino, The Valley
    It's been a busy couple of weeks with a lot of our fighters, fighting all over the place! Last week, Emil Hartnser
    did a great job, fighting for Trophy MMA in Sweden. Emil showed his superb wrestling
    and BJJ
    skills, submitting his opponent via rear naked choke in the first round. The same day, UFC
    star Clay "The Carpenter" Guida
    , who has been training at Systems Training Center
    for his fight against Robbie Peralta
    , won via unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night . This passed weekend, Eric Rios
    stepped back into the cage for BAMMA USA
    at the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles
    . It was a great back ....

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  • Christos Giagos dominates at UFC Fight Night 62


    Christos Giagos dominates at UFC Fight Night 62!
    Encino, The Valley
    South Bay's
    Christos Giagos
    made fighting look easy, with a flawless victory at UFC Fight Night 62
    in Brazil. After some exchanges standing up, where Systems
    Training Center's Christos Giagos
    out struck his opponent, Christos took the fight to the ground with a hard double leg take down. After that, it was all Christos Giagos, who showed a beautiful display of BJJ
    and ground and pound. Christos mounted his opponent twice, before taking the back and finishing the fight with a rear naked choke. To see the highlights of the fight, please click here . We also want to congratulate BJJ
    fighter and coach Arnaldo Maidana De ....

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  • Christos Giagos fights for the UFC tonight


    Christos Giagos fights for the UFC tonight!

    Encino, The Valley

    Systems Training Center fighter
    , CrossFit
    coach and Kickboxing
    coach, Christos Giagos
    , is fighting for the UFC today in Brazil. Christos, a Hawthorne
    , South Bay
    local, is stepping into the octagon
    to face the hometown favorite Jorge "Blade" de Oliveira
    . However, Christos is not new to fighting on his opponent's home turf. In his last fight, also for the UFC
    , Christos fought yet another Brazilian in Brazil. Christos also quieted the crowd when he won the RFA title earlier in 2014. Yesterday, Christos weighed in at a 155 pounds without any problems. "I'm feeling good. I'm here to put Hawthorne
    and South Bay
    on the map in ....

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  • Systems Training Center loses a family member to drunk driving


    Systems Training Center loses a family member to drunk driving

    Encino, The Valley

    On Saturday, Systems Training Center
    got some very sad news; We had lost our friend and member Eric Phan. Eric was one of the guys who always brought a smile to your face. He was very liked by both fellow members and instructors, who all are both shocked and saddened by the news. We wanted to share what our instructors had to say about Eric with you. "Eric was an amazing guy to be around. He had such a contagious laugh, haha. If it was one thing that caught my attention about Eric, it was that he made sure he pushed himself a little harder every class. True spirit of a warrior. He was a great friend ....

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  • Womens Krav Maga Self Defense Seminar with No More


    Women's Krav Maga Self Defense Seminar with No More!
    Encino, The Valley
    On Saturday, March 14th, Systems Training Center Encino
    is hosting a Women's Krav Maga Self Defense Seminar
    with the non-profit No More
    , an organization that works specifically with victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault
    . For more information on #NoMore
    , please click here . We only have a limited amount of spots open, so make sure you RSVP here . This event is not just open to our members but to all women, so make sure you invite your sister, girlfriend, daughter or wife! The Krav Maga Self Defense Seminar
    will be taught by Jarrett Arthur
    , who received her Krav Maga
    black belt in 2009. Our own ....

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  • Systems TC represents at U of MMA


    Systems Training Center represents at U of MMA!
    Encino, The Valley

    Yesterday, amateur MMA's
    finest, U of MMA, put on yet another great show and Systems Training Center
    came to represent at Club Nokia
    in downtown LA
    . First off, kids MMA
    coach Angel Diaz made his MMA
    debut and did so in great fashion. After a huge slam, he managed to display his great BJJ
    skills and finished it with a rear naked choke in the first. What a way to debut! To see a nice slam and the finish, click here . Anita Hoehenleiter
    also showed some great BJJ
    with a standing guillotine a la Jon Jones - another great finish! Next up was Daria Berrenato, who looked calmed and composed when she entered into what many felt ....

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  • Systems Training Center at Revgear World Open BJJ Tournament


    Revgear World Open BJJ Tournament, February 28th

    Encino, The Valley
    One thing that Systems Training Center Encino
    is working hard on in 2015, is to partake more in BJJ
    competitions, in order to give kids and adults the chance to test their skills in BJJ
    . Please ask your instructor or call the gym, in order to get the 20% discount that we get for being part of Systems Training Center
    ! To register, click here Also, a big congratulations to BJJ
    coach Arnaldo Maidana De Oliveira
    , who placed 3rd in the San Fransisco Open! ....

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  • Presidents day and Boxing


    Regular Presidents Day, Boxing and more BJJ!
    Encino, The Valley
    Yes, today is President's Day
    but what wouldn't make the President
    happier than fitness
    , self defense
    and a healthier
    population?! So yes, we are open regular schedule today. Many know - we hope - that President's Day
    is the celebration of George Washington's
    birthday (which is actually February 22nd). However, what else do you know about our presidents
    ? Here's a short quiz for you - let us know how many of them you got right and post your test score below! Click here for quiz. We also want to congratulate Javel "Showdown" McKenzie
    of Systems Training Center South Bay
    , who made his boxing
    debut yesterday and won a decisive ....

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  • Valentines Day kids party


    Valentine's Day Kids Party (and Parent's Night Out)!
    Encino, The Valley
    Valentines Day
    is around the corner and many struggle to make the day special for the loved ones. Well, fear not! Gracie Barra Encino
    (now known as Systems
    Training Center Encino
    ), is making it easier for you in two ways:
    On Valentine's Day
    , we are opening the door for your loved ones. What better way (and more thoughtful way) to celebrate Valentine's
    but to learn some BJJ
    and self defense
    with your loved ones; bring them in for a free class! Is your partner a morning person? Come in for our 6am HIIT
    boot camp class
    ! Just make sure you bring some water; it is a very intense fitness
    class! Remember: the ....

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  • Morning fitness boot camp classes and more BJJ


    Morning Fitness Boot Camp classes and more BJJ!
    Encino, The Valley
    Starting tomorrow, we will be offering morning boot camp
    classes at both 6am and at 7am on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 6am on Saturday mornings. The classes will be taught by Krav Maga
    and CrossFit
    instructor John McCue and will be 45 minute long classes. The classes will be a mixture of CrossFit
    , MMA
    and HIIT
    ( High Intensive Interval Training
    ) inspired exercises. What better way to start the way, than to get a short but intense workout in! Additionally, we've added both kids BJJ
    and adult BJJ
    classes on Sundays! Be sure to stop in to get some training in with BJJ
    star Arnaldo Maidana de Oliveira
    ! ....

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  • Systems Training Center fighters put on great performances


    Systems MMA fighters put on high level performances - "Fight of the Year" candidates!
    Encino, The Valley
    Systems Training Center's MMA fighters
    put on "Fight of the Year" candidate fights for RFA 23
    on Friday night in Orange County
    . First up was kids
    MMA
    coach and Bellator
    vet Ron Henderson
    , who fought a valiant fight, with a lot of back and forth action, both men displaying good kickboxing
    and BJJ
    . In the 3rd round, his opponent managed to sink in a deep rear naked choke that stopped the contest. Next up, Gracie Barra Encino's kids BJJ
    and MMA
    coach Maria Rios
    put on one a fight many felt was one of the best female fights seen in a long time. Maria's opponent showed great boxing
    skills and ....

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  • Congratulations Albert Riusech


    Congratulations Albert Riusech!
    Encino, The Valley
    There's several reasons to congratulate Albert. First and foremost, we want to congratulate Albert on his newfound health. Through rigorous BJJ
    training and a change to his diet
    , Albert has managed to lose some 40 pounds! Below is a picture of before Albert starting training. As if that wasn't enough, Albert also entered to compete in the All Americas BJJ Tournament
    last weekend - and won! Event though the picture is from far (we had to show that he's number one on the podium!), So congratulations Albert, on both the weight loss
    , the dedication and the gold in the All Americas BJJ
    !! ....

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  • Grand Re-Opening of Systems Training Center




    Grand Re-Opening of Systems Training Center!

    Hawthorne, South Bay
    It's been a few weeks of hard work for staff, instructors, fighters and even some members, who came in and helped with the face lift! Systems Training Center has 3 large rooms to hold CrossFit
    , MMA
    , BJJ
    , Krav Maga
    , Boxing
    , Fitness Kickboxing
    , Bag classes
    and boxing
    classes in! Over the next few months, we will be adding a ton of classes, so make sure you stay up to date! The biggest additions will include:
    Bag classes

    More Krav Maga classes

    More BJJ classes

    More intro to CrossFit classes

    More MMA classes
    Because of all the hard work that has been put into the gym, in order to make it even better for ....

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  • MMA along with BJJ and both Chess Boxing and Chess Jiu Jitsu


    Bellator Debut along with Amateur MMA, BJJ and both Chess Boxing and Chess Jiu Jitsu!
    Encino, The Valley
    Kids BJJ
    and BJJ
    instructor Albert Morales
    made his pro MMA
    debut for Bellator
    on Friday night at the Pechanga Casino
    . Not only did he win but he did so in what many feel was the fight of the night! Albeit Albert being a blue belt BJJ
    world champion, it was a stand up battle until the end, where Albert sunk in a Rear Naked Choke
    . Albert looked great and we look forward to following his pro MMA
    career! To see the end of the fight, click this vine link (note, graphic pictures). To see the whole fight, see below. On Saturday night, Systems Training Center
    hosted not only a Chess ....

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  • Kids BJJ and BJJ instructor Albert Morales making his MMA debut for Bellator


    Kids BJJ and BJJ instructor Albert Morales making his MMA debut for Bellator!

    Encino, The Valley
    Tomorrow night, Systems Training Center's
    kids
    BJJ
    and BJJ
    instructor Albert Morales
    is making his pro MMA
    debut - for non other than Bellator
    ! Bellator's MMA
    promotion is showing the event live on Spike TV
    , so if you can't make the drive out to Pechanga Resort and Casino , make sure to tune in! Albert had a very successful 2014, going undefeated as an amateur in MMA
    , winning the BJJ
    World Championships as a blue belt and winning the Revgear BJJ
    World League. For more information on the event, please click here . ....

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  • Chess Boxing and Chess Jiu Jitsu at Systems Training Center


    Chess Boxing and Chess Jiu Jitsu at Systems Training Center!
    Encino, The Valley
    This Saturday, the 17th of January at 7pm, Systems Training Center
    is hosting a historic event: A night of Chess Boxing
    and - a sport that has never previously been "played"; Chess Jiu Jitsu
    ! So what exactly is Chess Boxing
    ? Chess boxing
    is a sport
    , where you have to use both your physical skills and brains. One plays one round of speed chess
    and then a round of boxing
    and ways to win are either check mate or KO/on points. So what is Chess Jiu Jitsu
    then? Chess Jiu Jitsu
    is a hybrid sport
    of chess
    and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
    . The sport will be played the same way as Chess Boxing
    ; 1 round of chess
    and one round of BJJ
    . ....

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  • Busy MMA week for Systems Training Centers Fight Team


    Busy MMA week for Systems Training Center's Fight Team!
    Encino, The Valley
    On Friday the 9th, 5 of Systems Training Center's
    fighters
    stepped into the cage at the Commerce Casino in LA
    , for Bad Beat MMA
    . The first 2 fights were both Systems Training Center Fighters
    and the walk outs to the cage took longer than the fights: 1st fight ended in only 15 seconds, with Erick Gonzalez knocking his opponent out. This was Erick's pro MMA
    debut after a perfect amateur
    record at 155 lbs. The 2nd fight was slightly longer....16 seconds, before Systems Training Center Kickboxing
    instructor Isaac Velasco knocked his opponent out and landed a beautiful flying knee in the process. To see it, please ....

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  • Gracie Barra Encino and Systems Training Center 2014 and 2015


    2015 with Systems Training Center!

    Hawthorne, CA
    Systems Training Center owner Marcus Kowal
    wrote this on his website www.marcuskowal.com. and we wanted to add it to our website as well. By: Marcus Kowal It's been a very exciting year with a lot of work, training, sweat, a little bit of blood and maybe a couple of tears. Some tears of sadness - the most devastating loss of our team mate and brother Dee Boites on April 30th, who will always be part of our gym and family. A lot of tears of happiness, with a some great moments in 2014. Like Systems Training Center BJJ
    coach Pedro Munhoz
    first defending his RFA
    title and then having a great run in the UFC
    - we are all very excited to see ....

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  • Holiday Schedule for Gracie Barra Encino

    Holiday Schedule for Gracie Barra Encino. Encino, The Valley After a modified schedule today with only our daytime BJJ class
    , we are going to be closed for 2 days; Christmas Day and Boxing Day
    (the 26th of December). Unfortunately, the term "Boxing Day" doesn't come from fighting but rather the day servants and tradespeople were given a "Christmas Box" by their employers. T hus, no boxing or any other classes on the 26th.
    We are back to regular schedule again on Saturday the 27th of December (time to work off those Holiday Calories!).
    Then, the same modified schedule on Wednesday the 31st with only the noon BJJ class. After that, we are closed on the first and then back ....

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  • Systems TC fighters nominated for RFA MMA Awards 2014


    Systems TC fighters nominated for RFA MMA Awards 2014!
    Photo rights: www.rfafighting.com - Mike Lee
    Encino, The Valley
    It is with great pride we announce that several of our Systems TC MMA
    fighters are nominated for the RFA MMA Awards 2014
    . To help our MMA
    fighters win the award, please "like" and share the following links below:
    Fight of the Year
    Dima Gerasimov vs Chinzo Machida Vitor Oristanio vs. Mark Tupas
    Alum of the Year
    Pedro Munhoz Submission of the Year
    Pedro Munhoz Dima Gerasimov Knockout of the Year
    Christos Giagos Go vote now for our amazing fighters
    ! ....

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  • Holiday Party for Gracie Barra Encino Members


    Holiday Party for Gracie Barra Encino Members, Staff, Instructors, and Family!
    Encino, The Valley
    We are hosting a Holiday Party this Friday for all our members, family, instructors and staff! We train together, sweat together (sometimes on each other, in BJJ
    ), punch each other (during kickboxing
    ) - now let's go celebrate the Holidays together! To add a little flair to it, let's find the ugliest sweater you can find and make it a party! To RSVP to our event, please follow the link below: Holiday Party ....

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  • Bootcamp Classes and Cyber Monday Sales at Gracie Barra Encino


    Bootcamp Classes and Cyber Monday Sales at Gracie Barra Encino!
    Encino, The Valley
    Don't forget about our NEW bootcamp
    classes, starting tomorrow at 9am and will take place every Tuesday and Thursday at 9am! Always wanted to learn how to punch, kick, self defense
    or just lose some extra pounds and kick the metabolism
    into gear? Come and try one of our classes, taught by friendly, very experienced and motivating instructors - open to any level, from beginners to experienced MMA
    fighters! Since today is Cyber Monday
    and Friday was Black Friday
    , we are offering 25% discount on everything in our pro shop! PLUS sign up with no enrollment fee today only!! ....

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  • Thanksgiving donations and BJJ Phenom Arnaldo Maidana de Oliveira at Gracie Barra Encino

    Thanksgiving donations and BJJ Phenom Arnaldo Maidana de Oliveira back at Gracie Barra Encino! Encino, The Valley First of all, we wanted to thank all the people, who donated to our Thanksgiving
    donation drive. We donated a total of 450 lbs of clothes and food to the homeless - thank you! Secondly, BJJ
    phenom Arnaldo Maidana de Oliveira
    is coming back on Wednesday! He's covering BJJ
    black belt Gabe Ruediger's
    12pm class. Arnaldo is offering an introductory private training
    for anyone interested at only $70! He can do it at either 11am or 1pm. If you weren't aware, all of our instructors are available for private training
    :
    Gabe Ruediger
    , who is a former WEC
    champion, ....

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  • Kids BJJ instructor Albert Morales wins BJJ World Championships and signs with Bellator


    Kids BJJ instructor Albert Morales wins BJJ World Championships and signs with Bellator
    Encino, The Valley

    Kids BJJ
    instructor Albert Morales competed last weekend in the BJJ
    World Championships
    and won gold! Albert had a few really tough matches but still won the gold! As if that wasn't enough, Albert also got signed with the prestigious MMA
    organization Bellator
    . Albert will be making his MMA
    pro debut on January 11th, 2015, which you can watch live on Spike TV
    ! Congratulations Albert, we look forward to watching your MMA
    and BJJ
    career! ....

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  • Special BJJ guest in Encino


    Special BJJ guest in Encino!


    Encino, The Valley
    This Wednesday, November 26th, our adult BJJ classes will have a special guest, teaching both at 7pm and 8pm: Arnaldo Maidana de Oliveria from Brazil, who is now going to be teaching at Systems Training Center , is coming up to guest teach! Arnaldo Maidana de Oliveira
    is a 3 times CBJJE
    World Champion
    ; 2 times 2nd place at the World No Gi IBJJF
    ; 3 times Brazilian BJJ National Champion
    ; 2 times Pan Ams BJJ Champion
    ; 2 times South American BJJ Champion
    . At only 23 years of age (if you couldn't tell from his BJJ
    resume), Arnaldo Maidana de Oliveira
    is one of the top BJJ
    P
    henoms
    in the world, with a very bright future! Watch his ....

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  • Wellness Wednesdays - Nutrition

    Wellness Wednesdays - Nutrition Encino, The Valley Lauren Torres is a NASM
    Fitness instructor
    , who teaches Zumba
    , Hot High Heel Fitness
    and a huge CrossFit
    enthusiast. Lauren is a Fitness instructor at Systems Training Center . Coconut Oil Coconut oil is a healthy saturated fat (yes I said HEALTHY FAT).Most vegetable oils contain LCTs (longer chain triglycerides) which the body stores as fat. Coconut oil contains MCTs (medium chain triglycerides) which the body uses to burn for energy.MCTs promote THERMOGENESIS which can help increase your metabolism. -Eating fat can actually leave you feeling fuller longer and eating fat first thing in the ....

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  • Systems Training Center Wrestling coach makes historic Bellator Debut


    Ron Henderson makes historic debut for Bellator: Tito Ortiz vs Stefan Bonner
    Encino, The Valley Tonight, on SpikeTV , Systems Training Center's wrestling coach Ron Henderson, is making his Bellator debut. A big deal in itself, of course but also historic; it is the first 125-lbs fight in the Bellator history! Spike TV has been part of a lot of historic moments for Mixed Martial Arts . The biggest moment was the first " The Ultimate Fighter " show , that helped launch the UFC into what it is today. In addition to Ron's fight, MMA legend Tito Ortiz and Stefan Bonner is the main event, King Mo, Joe Schilling, Melvin Manhoef, are just some of the names on this stacked card! Ron ....

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  • Travis Conley comes back to Gracie Barra Encino for another BJJ Seminar


    Gracie Barra Encino BJJ Seminar with Travis Conley!

    Encino, The Valley
    Travis Conley is a very accomplished BJJ
    practitioner and is now trying out for the U.S. Sambo National Team as well. For those not familiar with Sambo
    , it is a Russian Martial Art/Combat sport
    . The meaning of " Sambo
    " in English is " Self Defense
    without weapons
    ". Sambo
    was developed by the Soviet Red army for their hand-to-hand combative skills. Sambo has its roots in wrestling and Judo. Cost? Only $10 (!!!) for 2 hours! Current blue belts and above at Gracie Barra Encino gets to do the seminar for free. To RSVP to the seminar, click here . Travis Conley
    is a 5 x IBJJF
    International Opens Champion; 3 ....

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  • BJJ Seminar with Waldo Zapata at Gracie Barra Encino


    BJJ Seminar with Waldo Zapata at Gracie Barra Encino!

    Encino, The Valley
    This Sunday, November 9th, Gracie Barra Encino
    is inviting you to exclusive training with world renowned 2nd degree Black Belt
    and MMA
    trainer Waldo Zapata
    ! Sunday's seminar is a 3 hour gi, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
    seminar with Waldo Zapata
    , focusing on details in certain aspects and also teaching you BJJ
    moves you haven't seen before. Cost for the seminar? $29 per person ONLY! To RSVP to the seminar, please click here . For more information, please call 818-788-6188 for more information or visit 17263 Ventura Blvd, Encino, CA91316. Waldo Zapata
    Waldo received his Black Belt in Brazilian ....

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  • Modified Halloween Schedule and Halloween Party for the Gracie Barra Encino family


    Halloween modified schedule and Halloween Party for the Gracie Barra Encino Family this Friday!
    Encino, The Valley
    This Friday, we have a modified schedule for Halloween. We will close after the noon BJJ class with Gabe Ruediger. However, don't forget about our Halloween Party
    at the W Hotel
    in Hollywood
    ! To RSVP to the event, click here . Also, over the weekend, we had some of our members participate in the Revgear Worlds Open BJJ
    and Grappling Tournmanet
    . Both Ben and Jay partook in their very first BJJ tournament
    and fought really well! Jay dominated his first match and was winning 20-0 (!) before submitting his opponent! Jacob Knight entered into his 2nd BJJ
    competition and once again won ....

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  • BJJ Seminar with Waldo Zapata


    BJJ Seminar with Wado Zapata!

    Encino, The Valley
    Waldo
    is hosting another BJJ seminar this coming Sunday at Systems Training Center . Waldo
    is an MMA
    pioneer in Sweden. His understanding of the MMA
    game is well-known in Scandinavia and he is sometimes referred to as the Matt Hume
    of Sweden. Waldo has been training, coaching and producing fighters since the late 90's, Waldo has coached, trained or helped train current and former UFC fighters such as Magnus Cedenblad
    and Papy Abedi
    , Shooto
    Japan/ UFC
    veteran Per Eklund
    , Pancrase
    Japan veteran Matti Mäkele
    and other Swedish international MMA
    and/or Muay Thai/K-1
    fighters
    such as Jörgen Kruth
    ....

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  • Halloween Party for Gracie Barra Encino


    Halloween Party for our members and staff at Gracie Barra Encino!
    Encino, The Valley
    Halloween
    is quickly approaching and Gracie Barra Encino
    is hosting a Halloween
    party for our members and staff! The party will be held at the W Hotel in Hollywood
    . It's free of charge for all members, family, friends and staff of Gracie Barra Encino
    . Members and staff from Systems Training Center will also be there, which will give all of our members a chance to get to know each other a little better in a "normal" social setting! No BJJ
    , Kickboxing
    or MMA
    is allowed. Push-up
    and burpee
    competitions, however, are encouraged. Make sure you wear your best costume, as there are some great ....

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  • Kids BJJ and Kickboxing coach Maria Rios wins her 2nd MMA fight

    Kids BJJ and Kickboxing coach Maria Rios wins her 2nd MMA fight! Encino, The Valley
    Maria Rios, who teaches our kids BJJ
    and Kickboxing
    , won a unanimous decision on Friday night, after showing off both her boxing
    and BJJ
    skills. Many felt it was the fight of the night! This was Maria's 2nd pro MMA fight and she improves to 2-0. Make sure you congratulate her when you see her!
    ....

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  • Gracie Barra Encino at the Revgear World Open BJJ and Grappling Tournament


    Gracie Barra Encino representing at the Revgear World Open BJJ & Grappling Tournament!

    Encino, The Valley
    On October 25th, Revgear is hosting a BJJ and Grappling tournament, for both kids and adults! Gracie Barra Encino is going to be partaking and we are all getting a generous discount from Revgear - 25%! There is going to be GI BJJ, no gi BJJ (grappling) and kids BJJ as well. Our team mates from Systems Training Center will be there too! In order to sign up, click on this link and enter the code FAF during the check out. See you on the mat! ....

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  • Kids BJJ and Kickboxing coach Maria Rios 2nd MMA Fight this Friday


    Kids BJJ and Kickboxing coach Maria Rios fight again!
    Encino, The Valley
    Kids BJJ
    and Kickboxing Maria Rios
    , who won her last MMA fight via a rear naked choke against a very experienced Kickboxer . Maria has worked a lot of her boxing and kickboxing , to sharpen her all around game. Maria is a blue belt BJJ world champion and a very talented grappler , as well as a very competent striker. Maria has worked and dieted
    hard, to make her debut at 115 lbs. When you don't see her on the mat or behind the front desk, you can find her in the CrossFit room, working on her strength and conditioning . In addition to Maria Rios, 3 of our sister school Systems Training ....

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  • Diet and Nutrition - Superfoods


    Diet and Nutrition - Superfoods!
    Encino, CA
    A huge part of training is diet
    and nutrition
    . Having a healthy
    diet
    is not only going to important for training but for your overall health
    as well! Why is eating healthy
    important for training
    , you might wonder? Because it is what's ultimately going to be used as ATP (energy). If you don't have a good diet
    , it's like having a Ferrari
    without any gas! A healthy diet
    should include " Superfoods
    ". Superfoods
    are very nutrient-potent foods
    that are considered to be exceptionally beneficial for health
    and well-being
    . Dima Gerasimov
    , one of Systems Training Center pro MMA fighters
    , Kickboxing
    and CrossFit
    instructors has been kind enough to share some of ....

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  • Welcome to new kids BJJ and Kickboxing instructor Maria Rios


    Welcome to new kids BJJ and Kickboxing instructor Maria Rios!

    Encino, CA
    Maria Rios
    might be new to Gracie Barra
    in Encino
    but not to BJJ
    , Kickboxing
    , MMA
    or even Gracie Barra
    for that matter. Maria started both training and teaching kids BJJ
    at Gracie Barra
    in New Mexico
    , which also happens to be Professor Alberto Crane's
    first Gracie Barra
    school. Maria is very experienced with teaching kids
    having taught both kids' BJJ
    , as well as kids' self defense
    . Maria has taught at Gracie Barra Santa Fe
    ; The Academy
    in Portland, Maine; as well as Systems Training Center in South Bay
    . In addition, Maria has also taught women's
    BJJ
    , as well as Women's Self Defense
    . Maria ....

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  • Podcast with BJJ coach and UFC Fighter Pedro Munhoz

    Podcast with BJJ coach and UFC fighter Pedro Munhoz

    Encino, CA
    Marcus Kowal hosts a MMA
    Podcast every week. Last week, Systems Training Center's BJJ
    coach Pedro Munhoz
    and Swedish MMA
    fighter and TUF
    ( The Ultimate Fighter
    ) vet Emil Hartsner
    came on. Pedro Munhoz
    discusses his upcoming fight, this Saturday at UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs Saffiedine
    and his future plans in the UFC
    . Emil and Marcus discuss the UFC Fight Night: Stockholm
    card, which is also on October 4th. We are going to show the Fox Sports 1
    prelims at Systems Training Center on Saturday, which starts at 4pm, some come support BJJ
    coach Pedro Munhoz
    ! As tradition goes, we are doing ....

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  • Dodgeball and pizza party for kids


    Dodgeball and pizza party for kids!
    Encino, CA
    Usually, we have kickboxing
    and BJJ
    for kids but on Friday night, we are having a dodgeball
    competition for all kids
    (members and non-members)! Following the dodgeball
    competition, there will be a pizza party as well - all for a lot less than you would pay a babysitter
    ! Thus, it's just as much of a parents' night out as it is a kids night. To sign your child
    up for Friday night, please call Gracie Barra Encino
    at 818-788-6188 or come in and visit us at 17263 Ventura Blvd, Encino
    , CA91316 ....

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  • Stand Up Comedy with our MMA and Kickboxing coaches


    Stand up Comedy with System's MMA coach Ian Harris and our Kickboxing coach Marcus Kowal
    Encino, CA
    This Friday, MMA
    coach Ian Harris
    is head lining the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club , with Kickboxing
    /Krav Maga/ CrossFit
    coach Marcus Kowal.
    We are offering free tickets for our members - just see the front desk! It's on a first come, first serve basis! For more info on the event, please visit here: Stand up comedy ....

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  • Kids BJJ coach Albert Morales fights for the MMA State title


    Kids BJJ coach Albert Morales fights for MMA state title!

    Encino, CA
    Our kids BJJ
    coach Albert Morales fought in the MMA
    state tournament on Saturday. Albert dominated the fight, with 3 takedowns, 1 knockdown...and somehow managed to get robbed out of a decision. Most people who were at the fight were very surprised, as Albert controlled the fight with both the boxing
    / kickboxing
    and the BJJ
    on the ground. However, Albert is in good spirits and back teaching again today. Next step for Albert is to turn pro! ....

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  • MMA Podcast with Terrion Ware and Christos Giagos


    MMA Podcast with Terrion Ware and Christos Giagos

    Encino, CA
    Gracie Barra Encino's
    Krav Maga
    2nd dan black belt, CrossFit
    instructor and pro MMA
    fighter Marcus Kowal, hosts Europe's biggest MMA
    site, MMANytt's, podcast. Last week and this week, he brought in Systems Training Center's CrossFit
    and kickboxing
    instructor Christos Giagos
    . Christos just unified the Tachi Palace
    and RFA
    title and is getting very close to a call from the UFC
    . To see the interview with Christos Giagos, please watch here: This past week, Marcus brought in pro MMA
    fighter and MMA
    coach Terrion Ware, who was the last man to face Joe Soto
    , before his UFC
    title fight with T.J. Dillashaw
    last ....

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  • Corporate events with Gracie Barra Encino


    Acne Production hosts a corporate with Gracie Barra Encino
    Encino, CA

    Last Friday, Gracie Barra Encino's sister school Systems Training Center
    hosted a corporate event for the employees of the highly successful production company Acne
    . The employees of Acne
    productions
    were somewhat nervous when they entered the gym for their Team Building
    day. Most of them had never done any type of Martial Arts
    , let alone Kickboxing
    . However, it didn't take long before they were all punching and kicking and had a great time whilst doing so! Acne CEO Jesper Palsson
    , who has been training kickboxing
    for a long time and is getting ready for a kickboxing
    match, was very pleased with the event ....

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  • Beach Day for Labor Day with CrossFit Krav Maga and Kickboxing




    Gracie Barra Encino is hosting yet another beach day for Labor Day with CrossFit, Krav Maga and Kickboxing!
    Encino, The Valley
    Gracie Barra Encino and Systems Training Center are going to have another beach day for Labor Day!
    Our last beach day was such a success, we decided to do it again! We are going to host CrossFit
    , Krav Maga
    and Kickboxing
    - at the beach! The classes will be as following: 8am - CrossFit
    9am - Krav Maga
    10am - Kickboxing
    12pm - CrossFit
    We are going to be at El Porto beach, by tower 42, by 42nd street. To RSVP, please go to the link below. Beach Day RSVP ....

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  • Gracie Barra Encino Kids BJJ coach Albert Morales coaches BJJ team to 2 silver medals and a gold




    Gracie Barra Encino's kids BJJ coach Albert Morales coaches Systems BJJ team to 2 silver medals and 1 gold!
    Gracie Barra Encino's
    Kids BJJ
    coach Albert Morales brought a team of Systems Training Center BJJ
    fighters to the Subfighter No Gi Classic tournament last weekend and they brought some nice bling back - 2 silvers and 1 gold! - Mordecai Lacanilo took silver. - Kevin Vasquez took silver - Javel "Showdown" McKenzie took gold Last but not least, Cherry Lopez, didn't have any opponents in the female BJJ
    division, so she entered the male division. Not only did she compete in 5(!) matches against all guys - they were all a lot heavier than her - a true warrior! ....

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  • Free Corporate Account with Gracie Barra Encino




    Set up your Corporate Account with Gracie Barra Encino - for free!
    Work in the Encino
    , Tarzana
    or the Sherman Oaks
    area? Gracie Barra Encino
    is now offering Corporate Accounts for any companies in the area. Best part? They're free! The benefits of training to the company? - Less sick days, due to increased fitness
    levels and thus, improved health
    - Decrease in stress and aggression (which are the benefits of both BJJ
    and kickboxing
    ), which can also affect health
    . - Increased energy
    levels, which results in better work productivity. - Improved focus, which also improves work productivity. - No better way of increasing the team spirit than for co-workers to train with each ....

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  • Gracie Barra Encino wins BJJ tournament




    Congratulations to Eric Brown and Nicholas "Spiderman" Giarrusso, who wins NABJJF's
    BJJ
    tournament!
    Last weekend, Eric Brown
    and " Spiderman
    " entered the NABJJF's BJJ tournament at Dominguez Hills. Eric did not only win the whole BJJ
    tournament but won 2 of his matches by submission! Gracie Barra Encino's Professor Brian Hummel featured with Eric - thank you Prof. Brian for being there! " Spiderman
    " entered the kids BJJ tournament in 2 different divisions and won gold in one and silver in the other. " Spiderman
    " featured with Gracie Barra Encino BJJ
    Black Belt Prof. Matt Pollino
    . Interested in competing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
    ? We now offer competition classes on Fridays ....

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  • Congratulations to Kickboxing and MMA coach Jared Papazian




    Gracie Barra's Kickboxing
    and MMA
    coach Jared Papazian wins again!
    Jared Papazian
    stepped back into the cage on Friday night and won a unanimous decision! The fight was a back and forth battle, mainly displaying some great boxing
    and kickboxing
    . However, both Jared Papazian
    and his opponent (and friend) Ara Muradyan
    showcased some great wrestling
    and BJJ
    as well. Congratulations Jared, looking forward to seeing more of you in the cage! Also, congratulations to Systems Training Center 's Maria Rios and Ruben Warr, who also won their fights over the weekend and to James Acosta, who didn't get the win but fought with heart! Local to the Encino
    , Tarzana
    or Sherman Oaks
    area? ....

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  • Weather looking good for beach day


    Weather looking good for Beach Day at Manhattan Beach!
    It's going to bea 82 degrees in Manhattan Beach
    and South Bay
    , which is perfect for beach day! Don't forget, we will be holding classes in Kickboxing
    - 10:30am
    Krav Maga
    - 11:30am CrossFit
    - 12:30pm All the classes will be held at the beach! The CrossFit
    WOD
    will be a surprise beach WOD
    . Also, be prepared to play other sports as well, such as Soccer
    , American Football
    and beach Volleyball
    ! If you're not familiar with the area, know that Manhattan Beach.
    It is in the South Bay
    and just north of Redondo Beach
    and Hermosa Beach
    . Please bring something for the Pot Luck! See you for a great day of fun, fitness
    , sun and beach! ....

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  • MMA Fights in Thousand Oaks



    Kickboxing
    instructor Jared Papazian
    is fighting
    on Friday night! National Fight Alliance promotion is hosting a great night of MMA
    fights
    - "Valley Invasion" at the Marriott Hotel, Thousand Oaks, on Friday night. Gracie Barra Encino's own Kickboxing and MMA instructor Jared Papazian is not only part of hosting the promotion but is also fighting on the card! Jared Papazian-
    who is also a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
    and a Kickboxing/Muay Thai
    specialist - is not only the former King of the Cage
    champion but also a UFC
    veteran. Alongside Jared, our sister school Systems Training Center's Maria Rios - also a BJJ purple belt - is making her pro debut and James ....

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  • Beach Day with Kickboxing CrossFit and Krav Maga




    Gracie Barra Encino is hosting it's first ever beach day with Kickboxing, Krav Maga and CrossFit!
    On August 10th, we are hosting our first ever beach day for Gracie Barra Encino
    ! The event starts at 10 am and will go on all day. Furhtermore, we will have classes going on during the day - AT THE BEACH! Did you ever try to kickbox
    and move your feet in the sand? Did you ever try to do self defense
    ( Krav Maga
    ) in water? Or CrossFit
    in the sun? Don't miss this day for fun some sand, sun, water and fitness
    ! Class will be held at the following times: - 10:30 - Kickboxing
    - 11:30 - Krav Maga
    - 12:30 - CrossFit
    Yes, there will be no BJJ
    , because Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
    in the ....

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  • The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Lifestyle




    What is the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu lifestyle?
    You might have heard it before - the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
    lifestyle. However, what exactly does it mean? There's definitely more to it than what might come to mind: Surf, eat acai
    (whilst wearing a gi
    ), wear flip flops and train BJJ
    all day. The physical benefits of the BJJ
    lifestyle are both tangible and easy to see: You lose fat
    , you g et into shape
    , you become more flexible
    , you get stronger
    , your stamina
    improves, your core
    gets stronger. You might even get to see that six pack
    you've been wanting to see your whole life! These are the physical benefits that are either visible or at least you can feel them. Then there are the less ....

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  • Refer a friend to the world of BJJ and get a month free




    Introduce a friend to the amazing world of BJJ and get a month free yourself!
    For the month of July, we are doing a special, where you get a month free for any one you referral that signs up at the gym! And why wouldn't you, with all the benefits from training martial arts
    ? Get into shape, learn a skill, make new friends, lose fat
    , manage your stress
    levels and have fun whilst doing it! Or your kids - did you know that kids training martial arts
    have proven to increase discipline, confidence, concentration and socialization? Invite your friends in for a free VIP week and if they decide to join our BJJ
    family, you will get a free month! See the front desk for details or give us a ....

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  • New BJJ competition class

    Gracie Barra Encino
    is starting a new BJJ
    competition class! Today will be our first BJJ
    competition class, which will be open only to people who are planning on competing. This class will be help by Gracie Barra Encino Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
    coach Brian Hummel
    . Brian Hummel
    has several years of experience in both BJJ
    as well as wrestling
    ! The Gracie Barra Encino BJJ
    competition class will be held at 5.30pm every Friday and will be open to both kids and adults. The class will be focusing on sharpening the winning edge. It will spend less time on learning actual techniques and focus more on drilling, situational and technical sparring. The class will switch between both Gi
    and No ....

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  • Congratulations to BJJ coach Albert Morales and Krav Maga knife seminar

    Congratulations to our kids BJJ
    coach Albert Morales
    ! Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu ( BJJ
    ) Albert Morales fought again on Sunday and remains undefeated! The coach and MMA fighter
    was already ranked number 4 in the state of California but that will surely change soon. We are also hosting a Krav Maga
    knife seminar at our sister school Systems Training Center ,this coming Saturday, taught by 2nd degree Krav
    Maga
    black belt Marcus Kowal
    . The drive from Encino
    , Sherman Oaks
    or Tarzana
    isn't that far (only 20 miles) and well worth it! Please follow the link below to RSVP to the seminar: Knife Seminar Make sure to congratulate Albert Morales
    when you see him and see you Saturday ....

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  • Welcome to Systems Training Center near sherman oaks

    Welcome to the World Famous Gracie Barra's
    new website - Encino
    and the Valley's
    primer location for BJJ
    , Self Defense
    and Fitness
    ! We are currently offering the following classes: - kids BJJ
    ( Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
    ) - adults BJJ
    - Kickboxing/Thaiboxing
    - MMA
    Gracie Barra
    offer great classes for anyone who is looking for fitness
    , self defense
    and general weight loss/fitness
    , greatly located for anyone living in Encino
    , Tarzana
    , Woodland Hills
    and Sherman Oaks
    ! Call today for a free class or come visit us at 17263 Ventura Blvd
    , Encino
    , CA91316! ....

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  • 1 year anniversary for our sister school Systems Training Center

    Our sister school in South Bay
    , Systems Training Center is celebrating its first year anniversary! This Saturday, the 12th of July at 4pm, Systems Training Center is hosting a BBQ and everyone from Gracie Barra Encino
    is welcome! Please feel free to bring friends and family and RSVP here: Systems Training Center BBQ Also know that all of our members here at Gracie Barra Encino are welcome to go try out the classes at Systems Training Center. They offer CrossFit
    , Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
    ( BJJ
    ) for both adults and kids, kids MMA
    , Yoga
    , Boxing, Krav Maga
    and Kickboxing
    ! ....

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  • BJJ and Martial Arts for the Encino Tarzana and Sherman Oaks Areas


    Check out our new site for Gracie Barra Encino!
    We serve the Encino, Tarzana, and Sherman Oaks areas! Come see the programs and deals we have to offer. Kids Programs, Adult Programs, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and SO MUCH MORE! Fill out the "Request Information" form on the side of the page and stop in for a visit today! 17263 Ventura Blvd. Encino, California 91316 Phone:818-788-6188 Don't forget to check us out on Google+! Gracie Bara Encino on Google+ ....

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