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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - Stephen Whittier Is Coming To SBG Buford

    Stephen Whittier Is Coming To SBG Buford

    SBG East Coast Head Coach Stephen Whittier will be coming to Straight Blast Gym Buford in January to lead two martial arts seminars.
    Stephen Whittier is one of the most renowned and revered Mixed Martial Arts coaches in the northeast, attaining his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt in 2006 and being awarded the rank of kru in Muay Thai in 2009. Stephen is one of original coaches of Straight Blast Gym, as he first began training with Matt Thornton in 2002. Over the past 2 decades he has built up an extremely impressive resume, including having coached several UFC veteran fighters. Coach Whittier ends up teaching a section at almost every SBG Camp, as he is always in high demand ....

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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - Christmas and New Years Hours

    Christmas and New Years Hours

    With Christmas and New Years right around the corner, SBG Buford will be running a special holiday schedule for our martial arts and fitness classes.
    Our amended holiday schedule for our martial arts, kids martial arts, and group fitness classes is as follows: Monday, December 24th & Monday, December 31st
    Open Mat: 10am - 12pm
    Fitness Performance (open to all SBG athletes): 10am -11pm
    Tuesday, December 25th & Tuesday, January 1st
    Closed
    Outside of the aforementioned changes, SBG Buford will be running our usual martial arts and fitness schedule during the holiday week. We will be open and training at 6am the day after Christmas and New Years. ....

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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - Impact Mouthguards Will Be At SBG On December 20th

    Impact Mouthguards Will Be At SBG On December 20th

    If you are in the market for a martial arts mouthguard, there is no finer option that Impact.
    For years, Straight Blast Gym has been teaming with Impact Mouthguards to provide the absolute best in protection for our Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Mixed Martial Arts athletes. Coaches Jim, Sean, Pat, Woo, Greg, Julie, and Phillipe all use Impact for their martial arts training. Impact offers custom fittings, so that your mouthpiece fits snug, yet comfortable. SBG Muay Thai and Jiu Jitsu coaches are able to wear their mouthguards while comfortably communicating with their martial arts athletes. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu athletes can wear a smaller mouthguard, while Muay Thai and MMA ....

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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - Toy Drive at Straight Blast Gym Buford

    Toy Drive at Straight Blast Gym Buford

    Beginning Monday, December 10th, Straight Blast Gym Buford will be collecting new, unwrapped toys.
    SBG is working with the North Gwinnett Co-Op, a 501-C3 charitable organization that does a fantastic job of collecting and dispensing clothes, food, and other essentials to families in North Gwinnett that have fallen on hard times. At Christmas time, the North Gwinnett Co-Op collects new, unopened toys that will then go in their “store”. A week before Christmas, moms and dads will visit the store and be able to pick up toys to give to their children, free of charge. Straight Blast Gym is going to up the ante:
    For anyone that brings 5 toys to us for our Toy Drive, we ....

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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - Adjusted Class Schedule For Saturday, December 8th 2018

    Adjusted Class Schedule For Saturday, December 8th 2018

    On Saturday, December 8th, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu world champion Jonathan Thomas will be doing a seminar at Straight Blast Gym Buford from 11am - 2pm.

    Because of the seminar, we will be altering our class schedule this Saturday to the following: 9am: All Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Foundations
    10am: All Levels Muay Thai, Fitness Kickboxing, Fitness Performance

    There will be no Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class this Saturday, as all BJJ athletes are encouraged to attend the Jon Thomas seminar at 11am. Tickets are available at the front desk, or reserve your spot by calling 770-277-8741. ....

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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - Jake Nabors Is December's Kid Of The Month

    Jake Nabors Is December's Kid Of The Month

    Jake Nabors was just recently promoted to grey belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu!
    Jake came to Straight Blast Gym in the summer of 2017, when Jake’s father, Joel, wanted him to experience a new challenge. “Jake did karate when he was younger and it was great at the time, but ultimately he needed to be pressure tested against a resisting opponent to truly gauge his level of competency. SBG’s principle of "Aliveness" is a harsh reality lost on most people.”


    What Joel is referring to his SBG’s principal of ‘Aliveness’, which involves simulating real-life situations to train under. A lot of kids find themselves in martial arts that work ....

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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - Raphael Wussler is December's Martial Artist of the Month

    Raphael Wussler is December's Martial Artist of the Month

    Raphael just received his blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu! Unlike a lot of other martial arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu does not succumb to the notion of giving its athletes a belt every month or two. At Straight Blast Gym, we believe that when an athlete receives a belt promotion they should have no doubt that they deserve it. Raphael is a fantastic example of this, having trained at Straight Blast Gym for over a year before receiving his blue belt in November. When he started training at Straight Blast Gym in 2017, he quoted his reason for starting simply as “Conor McGregor”. Little did he know that SBG and Jiu Jitsu would soon become a way of life for Raphael. Brazilian Jiu ....

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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - Renato Arauz is December's Fitness Member Of The Month

    Renato Arauz is December's Fitness Member Of The Month

    Renato joined the SBG tribe this past April, weighing in at 259 pounds. It was the heaviest he’d ever been in his life.
    Renato began at Straight Blast Gym in our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program. He was looking for something new, fun, and effective. He had never been so heavy, and he wanted to get back to feeling and looking good. He didn’t wasted any time, immediately becoming a regular in Coach Woo’s Jiu Jitsu Foundations class. It wasn’t long before Renato graduated Foundations and moved into Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes. On top of that, he began doing Fitness Performance classes to help increase his strength, endurance, flexibility, and expedite his weight ....

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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - Receive your first month of Fitness Kickboxing at  Straight Blast Gym ABSOLUTELY FREE!!

    Receive your first month of Fitness Kickboxing at Straight Blast Gym ABSOLUTELY FREE!!

    The holidays are upon us, and with it comes the propensity to pack on a few extra pounds. Holiday parties, shopping for gifts, the family comes to town….it’s easy to see why we tend to spend less time being physically active around the holidays. “I’ll start losing weight after New Years” is something that we hear on the regular. Well, we’re going to buck that trend and help you to not only keep the weight off, but save some money and get a head start on the New Year’s resolution crew. For all of December we are offering the following to the first 20 people:
    FREE first 30 days of Fitness Kickboxing

    FREE pair of boxing gloves

    FREE ....

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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champion Jon Thomas Is Coming To SBG Buford

    Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champion Jon Thomas Is Coming To SBG Buford

    Jon Thomas will be coming to Straight Blast Gym Buford on Saturday, December 8th, for a sizzling Brazilian Jiu Jitsu seminar. Jon Thomas is a 2x world champion, winning the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation’s Pan Am tournament in 2009 and 2011. He has also won IBJJF Poznan tournaments 4 different times as a black belt. In 2015, Jon opened his own Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academy, Valhalla Jiu Jitsu , in Sweden. Jon Thomas came up through the Alliance organization, along with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu coach Phillipe Gentry. Phillipe will tell you that Jon Thomas is one of the most talented and innovative training partners he has ever worked with; the epitome ....

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