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Our mission is to help people achieve internal and external transformations through fitness, martial arts, and nutrition. We’re not just a “get your sweat on” type of facility because that doesn’t produce life long results. If you’re looking for a bandaid then our approach may not be your cup of tea. We are systematic in our approach and our goal is true change and transformations.

With one of the most notorious fight teams in Hawthorne, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, and the rest of Southern California, our team of professional fighters and coaches teach our students effective and proven techniques to become capable athletes, functional humans, and the best version of themselves. But we don’t just work with aspiring fighters. One of our core tenets is to bring people together from all walks of life. Martial arts is the great equalizer. When you’re learning, you’re humbled often, encouraged regularly, and supported always. So whether you’re looking to start a fight career, just want to step outside your comfort zone and learn a new skill, or get in the best shape of your life, Systems Training Center is the place for you.

We’ve helped people lose over 6000 pounds. That’s as much weight as the size of the tongue of a Blue Whale. Our certified coaches provide the perfect combination of knowledge, motivation, cheerleading, guidance, and tough love to create lasting results and healthy habits for our members.

We replace the traditional model where unenthusiastic trainers just watch the clock with a friendly face that knows you, sees you, and truly wants you to succeed.

If you’re looking for the best training in Kickboxing, MMA, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Kids Martial Arts, Fitness, Weight Loss, private training (one-on-one coaching), nutrition coaching, or an individual online program so easy a 12-year old could follow it, then come give Systems Training Center a shot.

Beyond just exceptional training, if you’re looking for a second home, a community, and unparalleled support in your goals then Systems Training Center is definitely the place for you.

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Marcus Kowal
Marcus Kowal

Marcus Kowal is a professional kickboxer, MMA fighter and boxer. He is also a 2nd degree black belt in Krav Maga, teaching self defense to civilians, military and law enforcements. He is also a Fitness instructor.

Marcus has over 20 years in the fitness and martial arts industry. He was also in the Swedish special forces (Rangers) before moving to the US. On top of teaching classes in the previously mentioned styles of martial arts, Marcus teaches private classes, focusing on self defense, weight loss, fighting and mental strength.

Locations: Hawthorne, Encino, Westwood

Mishel Eder
Mishel Eder

With a ballet background, Mishel became passionate about yoga six years ago. She began teaching yoga in 2013 and quickly developed a mix of traditional yoga and mobility training from her formative dance years.

In 2014 she became Bag and Fitness Certified and began teaching high intensity interval training as well. In 2018, she earned her B.A. in Psychology and Business and became a certified nutritionist.

Locations: Hawthorne, Westwood, Encino

Dmitry “Dima” Gerasimov
Dmitry “Dima” GerasimovGeneral Manager, CrossFit, Kickboxing Coach

A professional fighter since 2012 with over 18 years of combined martial arts experience.  He is a two time MMA champion and a former Taekwondo champion.

He holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, a Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Pedro Munoz, and is a Fitness coach.

Locations: Hawthorne

Christos Giagos
Christos GiagosCrossFit, HIIT Fit, Kickboxing Coach

Coach Giagos is a multiple time champion in Mixed Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Wrestling.  A purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and over 9 years of experience, he is currently competing as a professional in the UFC lightweight division.

In addition to his competitive accomplishments, he is also certified as a Fitness coach.

Locations: Hawthorne

John Robles
John RoblesBoxing, HIIT Fit Coach

Fighting professionally since 2010, coach John has competed under the banner of MMA’s largest promotions. He’s also a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu having placed in many tournaments Including Gracie Nationals and North American Open.

John is avid trainer specializing in boxing and conditioning.

Locations: Hawthorne, Westwood

Antonio “Juninho” Roberto Crivelari Jr
Antonio “Juninho” Roberto Crivelari JrBrazilian Jiu Jitsu Coach

Junihno is a 4th degree black belt under Leo Viera and current Pan America BJJ champion. He’s trained with top level UFC athletes including Demian Maia, Sheymon Moraes, and McKenzie Dern.

His long list of accomplishments include:

  • IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (2017 Master 1)
  • IBJJF Pans Champion (2018 Master 1)
  • IBJJF South American Champion (2016 Master 1)
  • IBJJF European Open Champion (2017 Master 1)
  • IBJJF European Open No-Gi Champion (2017 Master 1)
  • IBJJF São Paulo BJJ Pro Champion (2017 Master 1)
  • IBJJF Rome Open Champion (2017 Master 1)
  • IBJJF European Masters 2nd Place (2017 Master 1)
  • UAEJJF Grand Slam Los Angeles 2nd Place (2016 Adult, 2017 Master 1)
  • IBJJF World Masters 3rd Place (2018 Masters 1)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National 3rd Place (2013)
  • IBJJF South American Masters 3rd Place (2017 Master 1)

Locations: Hawthorne

Sheridan “Cherry” Lopez
Sheridan “Cherry” LopezAssistant Manager, Kids Coach

Cherry is an active competitor in BJJ and amatuer MMA with over 7 years of experience.  She holds a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and is also a Fitness/Weightlifting enthusiast and has a B.A. in Kinesiology.

She heads up our kids program, actively manages the kids competition team, and instills confidence and discipline in the Systems kids.

Locations: Hawthorne

Angel Diaz
Angel DiazKids, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Coach

Angel is a purple belt and amateur fighter.  While helping head up the kids program he also runs BJJ and kickboxing classes.  A long with Angel’s martial arts credentials he is also Explosive Fitness and Performance Certified.

Locations: Hawthorne
Lorenzo Orozco
Lorenzo OrozcoKickboxing, Boxing Coach

Coach Lorenzo is a multiple time Muay Thai Kickboxing champion who is currently studying Kinesiology and Nutrition at El Camino College.

He is also a Kettle Bell and Battle Rope certified instructor so you’ll never get a boring workout from Lorenzo. When it comes to our youth programs, Lorenzo’s passion and enthusiasm provide a positive leadership example for your child.

Locations: Hawthorne, Inglewood

John Garcia
John GarciaKickboxing, Boxing Coach

John has been training since he was 9 and has over 4 years of coaching experience in both Muay Thai and Taekwondo.

He is a 3rd degree black belt in Taekwondo, a Muay Thai champion, and has experience boxing as well.

Locations: Inglewood

Riley Ali
Riley AliKrav Maga Coach

Riley has been training Krav Maga since the ripe age of five and he’s the youngest Krav Maga black belt in California.

He started teaching Krav Maga at Systems in 2016. He’s currently active in kickboxing and MMA as well.

Locations: Hawthorne, Westwood

Anthony Garcia
Anthony GarciaAssistant HIIT Fit, Olympic Lifting Coach

Anthony is an avid Fitness and Olympic lifting competitor, having competed on the big stage in Vegas.

He brings his knowledge and experience as an assistant fitness and lifting coach.

Locations: Hawthorne

Danny Lozano
Danny LozanoAssistant Kickboxing Coach

Assistant kickboxing coach and standout talent. Danny has over 4 years of experience teaching and training kickboxing.

Locations: Hawthorne

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