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.
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
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
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