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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - Tina Simon is February's Fitness Member of the Month

    Tina Simon is February's Fitness Member of the Month

    Tina Simon is the ultimate example of perseverance and overcoming adversity. She spent a large part of 2018 dealing with the after effects of chemotherapy. Despite that, she made it a point to fight back and get back into Fitness Kickboxing classes as soon as her body and health would allow her to.

    Tina came to SBG Buford in June of 2017. She had previously done CrossFit and wanted a new challenge. “CrossFit worked on different body parts, on different days. I wanted a way to stay healthy and get a full body workout, every day.”
    From the very beginning, Tina was a regular in Fitness Kickboxing classes. It wasn’t until she discovered she’d ....

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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - Friday Night Lights at Straight Blast Gym Buford

    Friday Night Lights at Straight Blast Gym Buford

    SBG Buford’s annual Friday Night Lights 5-week fitness series starts on Friday, February 22nd.
    Friday Night Lights is a Group Fitness challenge that is held at 5:30pm, every Friday night, for five consecutive weeks. The first installment will be on Friday, February 22nd, and the conclusion will be on March 22nd. Friday Night Lights divides SBG fitness athletes into 3-4 separate teams. Every week, Coach James will release that week’s workout. On Friday night, all participants will do the workout at Straight Blast Gym. Teams will earn points based on their participation, and how well they do in the workout (some are for time, some for reps, etc.) Registration ....

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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - Lael Coleman is February's Kid Martial Arts Member of the Month

    Lael Coleman is February's Kid Martial Arts Member of the Month

    Lael Coleman has been training at Straight Blast Gym as long as any other kid in SBG’s Growing Gorillas martial arts program.

    The daughter of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Coach Sean Coleman, Lael has been donning the jiu jitsu gi since she was in pre-school. Coach Sean has three daughters, of which Lael is the youngest. While she maybe the smallest of the Coleman crew, she is arguably the most fierce. Lael is no stranger to competing in martial arts competitions. She is a veteran of many Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitions, and a regular in our kids martial arts classes. Because of her tenacious attitude, Lael has earned her way on to the Submission Samurai competition team; an ....

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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - Gorilla Cup Martial Arts Tournament at Straight Blast Gym Buford

    Gorilla Cup Martial Arts Tournament at Straight Blast Gym Buford

    Saturday, February 23rd, will mark SBG Buford’s next installment of the Gorilla Cup!
    Twice per year, Straight Blast Gym Buford runs an in-house Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament for our martial arts athletes. The competition has judges, time keepers, medals for the winners, and everything else that you’d expect at a large martial arts tournament. The Gorilla Cup is open to adult and kid martial arts athletes, men and women, young and old. For the kids, registration will include matches in both gi and no-gi. Adult martial artists will compete in the gi. Registration is $30 and must be completed by Thursday, February 21st. But wait….register by ....

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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - Nan Coker is February's Martial Arts Member of the Month

    Nan Coker is February's Martial Arts Member of the Month

    Nan Coker is one tough cookie, as evident by how frequently you’ll see this lady in a Muay Thai or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class.
    Nan came to SBG a little over a year ago, in January of 2018. Starting in our Muay Thai Foundations program, Nan was in nearly every..single...class. It wasn’t long until she was in Muay Thai class, and eyeballing an upcoming Kickboxing tournament. Not surprising from someone who on their first day said their goal was “To be the best Muay Thai fighter ever, LOL”. In the summer of 2018, Nan competed in her first martial arts competition; a kickboxing tournament in Gwinnett county. Whereas most martial arts athletes will train ....

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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - Atlanta Open Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Tournament

    Atlanta Open Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Tournament

    The Atlanta Open Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competition is this upcoming Saturday, February 9th. Because of the event, we will be amending our martial arts class schedule that day.
    The Atlanta Open represents one of the largest martial arts tournaments to come to the state of Georgia, all year. Martial arts athletes from all over the state, southeast, and country, will come together to compete in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Straight Blast Gym will be representing with jiu jitsu athletes from white belt to black. Fellow martial arts athletes and teammates are welcome and encouraged to come to the event and support the SBG tribe. Admission is free of charge, with the only expense being ....

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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - Totally Radical 1980s Fitness Kickboxing

    Totally Radical 1980s Fitness Kickboxing

    On Saturday, February 16th, we are taking the DeLorean back to the 1980s and having a Totally Radical 80’s Fitness Kickboxing class at SBG Buford!
    For the very first time, Straight Blast Gym will be turning our fun and fast-paced Fitness Kickboxing class into retro-themed Saturday morning workout. SBG kickboxing athletes are encouraged to wear their favorite 80’s workout attire for that morning’s fitness workout.

    Coach Tyler will be leading the Fitness Kickboxing training session, and has promised to wow all of his athletes with his throwback threads. You do not want to miss this!

    To register, simply show up on Saturday, February 16th, with your ....

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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Belt Promotions

    Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Belt Promotions

    It’s time for our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
    Iron Man belt promotions!
    One of the things that makes Brazilian Jiu Jitsu different from other martial arts in America, is the amount of time it takes to earn a new belt. Like other traditional martial arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu uses colored belts to show progression of its athletes. Unlike other martial arts, achieving a new belt in jiu jitsu is not easy and it doesn’t happen very often. When it does….it is means for celebration. At Straight Blast Gym’s all over the world, we do an Iron Man to celebrate and welcome a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu athlete to their new belt. An Iron Man allows all of our jiu jitsu athletes to ....

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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - Fitness Performance Challenge 2019

    Fitness Performance Challenge 2019

    Starting on Monday, January 28th, Straight Blast Gym will begin our 2019 Performance Challenge!
    It’s a new year, and people are in the mindset to create a new and improved version of themselves. A big part of that is having the accountability to make changes, and the statistical data to show you your progress. On Monday, January 28th, SBG Buford will begin our Performance Challenge, a health, fitness, and wellness challenge that will last 8 weeks. Here’s the scoop: On January 28th, we will have a portable hydrostatic truck come out to Straight Blast Gym Buford. Participants of the Performance Challenge will do a supervised, under-water weigh-in, that will register their ....

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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - Buddy Day At Straight Blast Gym is February 2, 2019

    Buddy Day At Straight Blast Gym is February 2, 2019

    Saturday, February 2nd, is Buddy Day at Straight Blast Gym Buford.
    Buddy Day is a chance for our athletes to bring in a friend to take class with them, free of charge! This invitation is extended to all SBG Buford members, whether they train in adult martial arts, adult group fitness, or kids martial arts. The process is easy! 1. Tell your friend about Buddy Day (they’ve already seen all of the awesome net changes in your appearance and energy levels, so they’ll probably be chomping at the bit to join you for a class).
    2. Arrive to class about 20 minutes early so that we can get your buddy signed in and issue them any equipment they might need for class.
    3. ....

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