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Train with champions.

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Meet the Team

Gracie Black Belt BJJ Instructor

Moses Baca

2X NCAA Champion

Travis Lee

Undefeated Pro MMA Fighter

Josh Berkovic

UFC Title Contender

Gilbert Melendez

Bellator Fighting

Keri Melendez

World Series of Fighting

Jake Shields

About El Niño Training Center

El Niño Training Center is a top premiere training and fitness facility in mixed martial arts. We cater to all levels whether new to the sport or training for a professional competition. Our style is constantly evolving based on practices founded in: American & Braziilian Jiu Jitsu, Wooden Man Muay Thai, Wrestling, Boxing – and optimized by Athletic Performance Training and Sports Medicine.

Although our coaches are elite in their respected fields, they share a passion for understanding the art of combat as a whole. Our edge is in how we integrate these disciplines, preserving their authenticity while aligning them towards a single, adaptable way of fighting.

Location & Hours

El Niño Training Center can be found at right out of downtown San Francisco in the Dog Patch area.

2920 Third St, San Francisco, CA

Monday- Thursday from 10am-9pm

Friday from 10am-8pm

Saturday from 9am-2pm

Feel free to give us a call at 415-550-6689 for more information.

Classes

Achieve the best results with our wide variety of training options!

Fitness

Fitness classes enhance balance, speed, mobility, strength, power and agility. Learning how to control the body and the mind during intense training sessions allows for maximum performance and resistance to injury.

Jujitsu

Our gym has a team of Gracie Black Belt and advanced instructors skilled in effective submission techniques. For the more aggressive grappler, we have implented American Jiu Jitsu, designed by UFC veteran Jake Shields.

Boxing

Boxing is a great sport for developing hand-eye coordination and effective striking. Our program starts from the basics of learning how to throw a jab, straight, hook and uppercut then advancing those techniques to develop combinations.

Muay Thai

Our program is a unique opportunity to learn from one of Thailand’s legends, Jongsanan ‘The Wooden Man’. Woodenman Muay Thai is based in solid technique, intelligent strategy, tough conditioning and balance.

Wrestling

Wrestling is one of the oldest forms of Olympic competition used to control opponents by securing body locks, throws and leg attacks. We focus on mat control, explosive takedowns, set ups and controlling the pummel.

Youth

Our youth programs support both the fundamentals of wrestling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. We teach the fundamentals techniques, while implementing safety and developing self-discipline.

SKrap Pack

El Niño Training Center is home of the "Skrap Pack", which is one of the top MMA competitions teams across the globe. Many of our team members hold national and world titles which requires intense training to accomplish.

MMA

MMA is a combination of several mixed martial arts elements consisting of striking and grappling. This courses teaches fighters how to successfully integrate these styles in a live scenario taught by UFC veteran, Josh Clopton.

Mobility

Mobility exercise is for finding balance, focus, strength and flexibilty.

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Health

We're a dream team!

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Albert Salopek, LAc ATC CMT

Athletic Trainer

Albert Salopek has been working in Sports Medicine as a Certified Athletic Trainer for almost two decades. To compliment his deep understanding of Western Sports Medicine, Albert holds a Master's Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and is a Licensed Acupuncturist. Albert has been an injury consultant to the Oakland Raiders since 2001. Albert is also the Head Therapist for MMA Champion Gilbert Melendez and the El Niño Training Center, Team Woodenman Muay Thai and Skrap Pack fight team.

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Dr. Peter Goldman

Chiropractic Healing

Dr. Pete is the chiropractor to Gilbert Melendez, Keri Melendez, Jake Shields, Rickson Gracie, BJ Penn, Clark Gracie, Kron Gracie, and many more of the world's top pro athletes.

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ENTC 2016 Training Schedule

TimeMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
10AM- 11AM Muay Thai Level I
Muay Thai Level I
Muay Thai Level I

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Muay Thai Level I
Muay Thai Level I
9AM Youth GI-BJJ

10AM Yoga
11AM- 12PM BJJ- No Gi
BJJ- No Gi
Grappling
BJJ- No Gi
Beg BJJ
Muay Thai
Women's GI-BJJ
12PM- 1PM Muay Thai
Muay Thai
Muay Thai Beg. Sparring
Muay Thai
Muay Thai
Grappling
12PM- 1PM Athletic Conditioning
Athletic Conditioning
1 PM Athletic Conditioning
12PM- 1PM BJJ-Gi
BJJ-Gi
4PM-5:30PM Youth Muay Thai
Youth Gi-BJJ
Youth Muay Thai
Youth Gi-BJJ

4PM-5:30PM Muay Fight Team Muay Fight Team Muay Fight Team Muay Fight Team Muay Fight Team
5:30PM- 6:30PM Muay Thai Level I
Muay Thai Level I
Muay Thai Level I
Muay Thai Level I
Muay Thai Level I
5:30PM- 6:30PM Muay Thai Fundamentals
Muay Thai Fundamentals
Muay Thai Fundamentals
Muay Thai Fundamentals
Muay Thai Fundamentals
5:30PM- 6:30PM MMA All Levels
Athletic Conditioning
MMA All Levels
Josh Clopton Women's Sparring
Athletic Conditioning
MMA All Levels
5:30PM- 6:30PM Womens No-Gi BJJ





6:30PM- 7:30PM Beg-BJJ
BJJ-Gi
Beg-BJJ
BJJ-Gi
BJJ
6:30PM- 7:30PM Muay Thai Level II Muay Thai Level II Muay Thai Level II Muay Thai Level II Muay Thai Sparring
7:30PM- 8:30PM Grappling
Wrestling
Grappling for MMA
Grappling
7:30PM- 8:30PM Boxing* Muay Thai All Levels
Boxing
TBD
Muay Thai* *Instructors can vary

Pricing

Choose your favorite pricing plan and sign up today!

Daily Drop-In Rate

$30.00 / day

  • Attend one class
  • Access to state-of-the art cardio and weight training
  • Access to one class taught by World Class Instructors
  • Plenty of mat space and professional size boxing ring

Daily Drop-In Rate

$40.00 / day

  • Unlimited Classes per day
  • Access to state-of-the art cardio and weight training
  • Access to one class taught by World Class Instructors
  • Plenty of mat space and professional size boxing ring

Pre-Membership Introductory Rate

$150.00 / month

  • 4 Private Classes with World Class Instructor
  • Learn the basics of brazilian jiu-jitsu, muay thai, and boxing
  • Find out the best class to start for maximum performance
  • Plenty of mat space and professional size boxing rings

Monthly Rate (with contract)

$175.00/ month

  • Unlimited Classes
  • Access to state-of-the art cardio and weight training
  • Access to unlimited classes taught by World Class Instructors
  • Plenty of mat space and professional size boxing ring

Monthly Rate (without contract)

$210.00 / month

  • Access to state-of-the art cardio and weight training
  • Access to unlimited classes taught by World Class Instructors
  • Plenty of mat space and professional size boxing ring

Youth Rates (ages 5-17)

$120.00 / month

  • 1 week youth trial- FREE! (Limited to youth classes)
  • Additional children $100/mo
  • 1 year without contract $160/mo (cancel any time) *Additional children $130/mo

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El Niño Training Center
2920 Third St.
San Francisco, CA
Phone: 415-550-6689