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 the same card, we saw Marcos Bonilla, a Van Nuys, San Fernando Valley local, stop his opponent in the 2nd round.
Dima Gerasimov, Systems Training Center's CrossFit and Kickboxing coach had a highly anticipated fight against a very tough opponent. Both fighters went toe to toe for 3 rounds, winning them the "Fight of the Night" bonus. Dima Gerasimov showed a tremendous amount of heart, breaking his hand in the first round and continue to fight (and punch!) with the hand for 2 more rounds!
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On the BJJ side of things, BJJ kids and BJJ coach Arnaldo Maidana de Oliveira showed his level of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu once again!
3 weeks ago, he won the North American Championships in BJJ in Las Vegas and last weekend.
2 weeks ago, he won the Austin Open. It's amazing to have one of the leading BJJ practitioners in the world repping our team!