Systems Training Center Hawthorne2020-09-15T11:16:03+00:00


Serving Hawthorne, Lawndale, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Gardena, El Segundo, Torrance, Redondo Beach, and MORE since 2013!

Systems Training Center Hawthorne is South Bay’s primary martial arts school. Systems Training Center Hawthorne serves the local community of Hawthorne, Lawndale, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, El Segundo and Torrance. Our Hawthorne location offer classes in BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu), Kickboxing/Muay Thai, boxing, Fitness, HIIT Fit (High Intensive Interval Training), Krav Maga (self defense) and yoga. Systems Training Center Hawthorne is our first and largest location with several classes every single day, 7 days a week!


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


All effective forms of the striking arts including Boxing, Kickboxing, and Muay Thai.

A comprehensive striking program focused on developing techniques from the sports of Boxing, Kickboxing, and Muay Thai. Students will develop their punches, kicks, footwork, defensive techniques, and athleticism. Beginner classes available for those that want to learn some technique and/or try a new and fun way to workout while advanced classes offer a bit more intensive training and fight focused drilling.  At the advanced levels, the classes incorporate knee strikes, elbows, working from the clinch, and sparring.

Classes offered: Boxing, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Thai pads, Bag Class, and Yoga.

Grappling class focused on developing the technique and athleticism for the sport/martial art of BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu). The athlete will perform various drills to develop their positioning, submission skills, defense, and occasional takedowns. Heavy emphasis on close quarter partner work, drilling, and rolling (sparring). Often referred to as the gentle art, there are no strikes thrown. Gi BJJ incorporates the use of a Gi and allows the grabbing of the Gi for techniques while No-Gi just requires an athletic top and bottom and does not allow grabbing of any articles of clothing.

Classes offered: Gi Jiu-Jitsu and No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu

children and youths learning MMA at Systems Training Center

Fitness is constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity. All Fitness workouts are based on functional movements and these movements reflect the best aspects of gymnastics, weightlifting, running, rowing and more core movements that are reflected in everyday life. Intensity is essential for results and is measurable as work divided by time—or power. The more work you do in less time, or the higher the power output, the more intense the effort. By employing a constantly varied approach to training, functional movements and intensity lead to dramatic gains in fitness.  The class goes through regular programming cycles for a focused approach not only on a daily, but weekly, and monthly basis. Learn to become the most physically functional human you can be!

Classes offered: Fitness and Olympic Lifting

two men practicing jiu-jitsu

For all children between the ages of 6 – 12. The program develops discipline, respect, coordination, and skill while laying down a technical foundation for the sports of BJJ, Kickboxing, Boxing, and Wrestling.  All inclusive, kids will have access to the MMA classes, No-gi, and Gi Brazilian Jiu-jitsu classes.

Classes Offered: Kids MMA, Kids Kickboxing, Kids Muay Thai, Gi Jiu-Jitsu and No Gi Jiu-Jitsu

woman practicing CrossFit holding a front squat

For all children between the ages of 4-6. Lays early groundwork for working in a class environment, respecting the instructor, and learning some basic jiu-jitsu fundamentals.  Instructors use a combination of games, exercises, and light technique drills to keep the children engaged.

Classes: Tiny Tigers

woman practicing CrossFit with a personal trainer

A street practical self-defense system developed by the IDF (Israeli Defense Force) and often taught to police and military throughout the world, Krav Maga combines techniques from all effective martial arts. A martial art but not a sport, the focus here is how to defend yourself in real-life situations. Light fitness, punches, kicks, groin kicks, choke defenses, defending from multiple attackers and different angles are all incorporated. Partner work is required and on occasion more than one partner at a time. Classes follow a curriculum and incorporate a belting system with tests for higher ranks held a few times a year.

Classes Offered: Krav Maga

Personal training or one-on-one coaching allows you to get into the best shape of your life and shorten the learning curve between where you are now and where you want to be. One-on-one coaching is fantastic for people who crave individualized attention to troubleshoot problem areas or accelerate progress.

Classes: Personal Training


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Monday – Thursday 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Friday – 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Saturday – 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Sunday – 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Contact Info

13040 Hawthorne Blvd, Hawthorne CA 90250

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (424)269-1337