World Class Combat Training & Fitness

El Niño Training Center offers top-level training, respectful community and a modern facility dedicated to excellence in combat sports and fitness. We offer programs and events for all levels led by champion coaches and fighters in: Mixed Martial Arts & Grappling, Muay Thai, Jiu Jitsu, Boxing, Conditioning and Sports Medicine. Our 7,000 square foot facility in San Francisco includes a full MMA cage, boxing ring, grappling mats, heavy bags, strength & conditioning area and pro shop, and is easily accessible by car and public transportation.


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El Nino MMA & Grappling

Our battle-tested method of groundfighting for all levels, led by professional MMA fighters, including Gilbert Melendez and Jake Shields. El Niño Grappling is a fast and intense style that provides a solid base for mixed martial arts, blending american wrestling with 'ground & pound' striking.  [More]

Woodenman Muay Thai

Thailand's 1000- year old martial art, taught by one of the sport's legends, Jongsanan 'The Wooden Man'. Muay Thai is one of the most effective striking arts for the ring, cage or overall fitness: based in rigorous conditioning, employing fists, elbows, knees and feet along with clinching and throwing techniques.  [More]

American & Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Jiu jitsu stresses neutralizing an opponent via 'submission techniques' including chokes, joint locks and immobilizations.  American Jiu Jitsu is an aggressive style of grappling for MMA that combines Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with American-style wrestling to force opportunities for rapid submissions and finishes. [More]

AlterWarrior Combat Fitness

AlterCenter's proven program for conditioning overall fitness, athletic skill and combat performance — safely and naturally. Classes and private training for all levels for developing overall athleticism, maximize combat techniques and prevent injury. Training combines athletic drills, physical challenges and functional exercises.  [More]

Accelerate Sports Medicine

Albert Salopek uses a holistic approach to maximize the body's natural healing mechanisms and restore healthy balance. Combining athletic training (sports physical therapy), acupuncture, traditional Chinese herbal medicine and massage therapy, Accelerate has helped Gilbert Melendez, Jake Shields and numerous pro fighters recover efficiently and safely from injury.  [More]

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