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Marcus is a decorated MMA fighter, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitor, kickboxing black belt, and a second-degree Krav Maga black belt.  He is also an author, accomplished business owner, entrepreneur, trainer, life coach, and activist. 

He’s the founder and owner of Systems Training Center, with four Los Angeles-area locations, and has expanded his reach online with the platforms and the NEOU Fitness App.  Now, most of his time is spent on the other side of the mat as an instructor and coach working with clientele from all walks of life including celebrities, fighters, at-risk individuals and victims of domestic violence. 


The H.U.M.A.N. (Humanity's United Martial Arts Network), Podcast  hosted by Shane Fazen & Marcus Kowal explores the roots of martial arts, and how the acquired skills transcend just combat.

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Coaching by Marcus 

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 kickboxing, Krav Maga, and CrossFit, Marcus works with individuals focusing on self defense, weight loss, fighting and mental strength.

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Systems Training Center is a premier MMA Training, Krav Maga, Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Self-Defense, & CrossFit gym with four Los Angeles locations. 

We are open. You can train in person or remotely!

Life Is A Moment

As a professional MMA fighter, Marcus knows what it’s like to push his body to the limit. He has endured tremendous physical pain during his career, but it was nothing compared to the loss that awaited him. 

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