Systems Training Center Encino2020-03-12T16:14:36+00:00



Encino was the second location with a very large BJJ program, as it used to be a Gracie Barra. Systems Training Center Encino serves the San Fernando Valley, including Tarzana, Van Nuys, Reseda, Woodland Hills and Sherman Oaks. Our Encino facility offers classes in BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu), kids martial arts, Krav Maga, kickboxing, HIIT Fit (High Intensive Interval Training), Combat Conditioning and yoga.


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


Fabio Trinidade is originally from Manaus, Brazil. Fabio is a very accomplished martial artist and professional MMA fighter.

He is a SJJIF BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) champion. 2 times No Gi SJJIF world champion. 3 times Brazilian National Champion (IBJJF), South American Champion (IBJJF), 7 times state Jiu Jitsu champion, Las Vegas Open IBJJF champion, Los Angeles Open IBJJF champion, FIVE grappling (GI and No GI) champion and 5 times NAGA champion!
Fabio teaches classes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, MMA, Kickboxing & Muay Thai, as well as Combat Conditioning. Fabio also teaches private classes at our Encino location.

Locations: Encino

Sandy Yeghikian
Sandy Yeghikian

Coach Sandy is a mother of two who knows all too well how important staying in shape and healthy is in life. She’s trained in level 3 Krav Maga, a brown belt in Taekwondo, a certified personal trainer, and has led multiple Fitness classes for all types of people, male and female for several (2) years now.

She is very passionate about her work in training each of her clients and students. And to provide the knowledge to reach their different fitness goals. Weather its strength, agility, stamina, endurance, or overall health and fitness goals.

Coach Sandy makes working out fun and different. It’s never the same workout with her. She is always thinking of new ways and moves to keep your workout fun and fresh and deliver results. With her amazing personality and contagious smile, training with Coach Sandy will take you to the next level in your fitness goals.

Locations: Encino

Erick Krull
Erick Krull

Erick has been working in the fitness and martial arts community for over 15 years, coaching kids Jiu Jitsu and training clients around Los Angeles.

Erick is a US Navy veteran and served overseas aboard the USS John Paul Jones. Erick and his wife have been married for 14 years and have two children.

Erick has been working with some of the bigger gyms in the industry and has worked with several celebrities getting them ready for roles and music tours. He enjoys spending time with is family an friends when he isn’t working with his clients or students.

BJJ and HIIT Coach

Sam is a very accomplished martial artist, originally from Iran, where he was a member of the judo national team for 10 years.

Sam has won the World cup, the Grand Prix, the Asian championships and the US open in Judo as a black belt. Sam is also a world champion as a blue belt in BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) and a world No Gi double gold champion, as well as a Pan Am double gold world champion as a purple belt.
Sam teaches BJJ, Judo and HIIT (High Intensive Interval Training) classes, as well as private training.

Locations: Encino


two men practicing jiu-jitsu

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

woman practicing CrossFit with a personal trainer

HIIT classes, short for high-intensity interval training, are the bread and butter of the fitness program.  Using various functional movements the instructor will run the class through a single or a few interval exercises and/or circuits.  There is less focus on lifting, more focus on lightweight/ body weight movements, still challenging and effective. The classes offer something new and fresh every day with a broad range of movements, interval settings, and games to make the workouts incredibly engaging.  This program also incorporates some of the non-contact kickboxing classes. Lose weight, get toned, and have fun doing it!

Classes Offered: HIIT Fit, MMA Fit, Bag Class, and Thai Pads

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

children and youths learning MMA at Systems Training Center

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





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Monday – Thursday 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturday – 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Sunday – Closed

Contact Info

17263 Ventura Blvd, Encino, CA91316

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 818-788-6188