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 here.
Last week, our Systems Training Center fight team were at it again, this time at the Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City.
First up was Erick Gonzalez, who displayed some great BJJ, before finishing his opponent with strikes. A very dominant TKO for the "Ghost Pepper"!
Next up was James Acosta, who was in a 3 round stand up war, both fighters displaying amazing boxing and kickboxing. However, it was James who pushed the pace and landed the most strikes, bloodying his opponent up. There were a lot of booing, as Acosta lost a decision - a fight most felt Acosta had won.
Maria Rios, Systems Training Center Encino's MMA and kids BJJ coach got caught early with a hard punch. Her opponent capitalized and finished her with a rear naked choke. It is all part of the sport and those 4 oz gloves are very unforgiving. We know Maria will be back in there soon!
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Also, BJJ coach Arnaldo Maidana de Oliveira won both his weight class, absolute weight, no gi AND gi at the Revgear Open - unbelievable! Make sure you come in and try one of Arnaldo's classes on Monday nights - both kids BJJ and adults BJJ!