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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Team Scores Big At Local Martial Arts Tournament

    Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Team Scores Big At Local Martial Arts Tournament

    With a dozen martial arts athletes turning out to compete at the New Breed Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament in June, SBG’s junior athletes were prepared and ready to give forth their best efforts. The young martial arts practitioners had put in anywhere from a few months to a few years of practice into Brazilian Jiu Jitsu , and they were looking forward to having a platform to showcase their hard work. And showcase they did! At the end of the day, Straight Blast Gym’s martial arts team collected FIRST PLACE overall! With athletes from dozens of other martial arts schools showing up to compete, this was quite an accomplishment. Head Kids Martial Arts Coach Sean Coleman ....

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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - SBG Buford Gets Ready For Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Event

    SBG Buford Gets Ready For Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Event


    On Saturday, June 9th, two of Straight Blast Gym’s martial arts athletes will be competing at NFC 107.
    Daniel Smith, a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu purple belt, will be stepping up on behalf of Straight Blast Gym Buford to take on accomplished MMA fighter Joe Elmore. Daniel is an active martial arts competitor who competes as frequently as possible, in and around the Buford, GA area. Often pulling two-a-days at the gym, Daniel prides himself on his incredible conditioning and stamina. At a local Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament, Daniel set a tournament record by competing in a 60-minute match! In the main event, we have SBG Buford’s Head Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Coach, Phil ....

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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - Tavin Schreiner is June's Kid of the Month

    Tavin Schreiner is June's Kid of the Month

    Tavin Schreiner recently regailed his coaches with an incredible story that re-affirms why we love teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to the kids of Buford, GA. Tavin, who began training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in December of 2016, had been dealing with a bully at school. After struggling with this bully for the entire school year, Tavin used the bully-proof techniques that he learned in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class to deal with the bully and put a stop to his harassment! Head kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Coach Sean Coleman heard this story and said the following: “It was AWESOME to hear the story of Tavin standing up to his bully at school. A huge part of what we preach ....

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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - John Risley is June's Martial Artist of the Month

    John Risley is June's Martial Artist of the Month

    John first first put at Straight Blast Gym in 2014. Having some experience with combatives training in the military, John liked training in an environment where he was offered competition and physicality. John took to jiu jitsu like a fish to water, and quickly began making his mark as a tough round during Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training. Even when his life’s schedule became overwhelming and he had to step away from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and SBG for awhile, he kept active and in shape. When things settled down he found his way back to SBG and back into Brazilian Jiu Jitsu . It was there that his training really went to another level. At consecutive ....

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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - Jennifer Duneman is June's Fitness Member of the Month

    Jennifer Duneman is June's Fitness Member of the Month

    There aren’t many days where you won’t find either Jennifer or Jackson Duneman at Straight Blast Gym. This upcoming July will mark 2 years since Jennifer enrolled in her first Fitness Performance class at Straight Blast Gym. A single mom with a full time job, Jen was making a stand and refusing to let a busy schedule prevent her from being healthy. Fully embracing a brand new style of fitness, Jennifer began attending the group workouts no less than 3 days per week. She was vocal that some of the weightlifting movements, which were entirely new to her, were intimidating because of her unfamiliarity with them. She fully embraced the strength portion of the group ....

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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - New Breed Jiu Jitsu Tournament

    New Breed Jiu Jitsu Tournament


    The New Breed Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament is on Saturday, June 9th!

    While most Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournaments in the Atlanta area tend to be near the airport (very far from SBG Buford), this one is right in our backyard of Suwanee, GA. The Suwanee Sports Academy is 8 miles from Straight Blast Gym Buford, making it a short, easy, and convenient jiu jitsu tournament for our athletes to compete in. New Breed has divisions for kids and adults. This is a FANTASTIC tournament for our new and experienced Brazilian Jiu Jitsu athletes to compete in for valuable experience. Some of the new rules added this year include:
    The brackets will be released the day before the competition ....

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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - Straight Blast Gym Is Looking For Our Next Great Fitness Coach!

    Straight Blast Gym Is Looking For Our Next Great Fitness Coach!

    Are you passionate about health and fitness? Looking for a way to make great money without having to sit in a cubicle all day? We are looking for a fitness coach/personal trainer to help serve the 400+ members of Straight Blast Gym Buford. The ideal candidate will possess the following: - Energetic and engaging personality - Strong knowledge of the human body and strength & conditioning - Nationally accredited certification from NASM, ACE, etc. - Strong work ethic and desire to work the fitness business FULL TIME! Straight Blast Gym is the fastest growing martial arts and fitness gym in North Atlanta. Our fitness coaches and personal trainers are able to make a ....

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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - Camryn Stoutenberg is May's Kid of the Month!

    Camryn Stoutenberg is May's Kid of the Month!

    Camryn is new to Straight Blast Gym’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program, but she has already made a strong impression on her coaches. Joining our Kids Martial Arts program in February, Camryn took to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu like a fish takes to water. When April rolled around and it came time for Straight Blast Gym’s in-house Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament, the Gorilla Cup, Camryn signed up to compete (despite only having about 8 weeks of training experience under her belt). Her results were FANTASTIC! Kids Jiu Jitsu Coach Woo Ko had this to say about her performance: “Man, she did AMAZING! She’s only been with us a couple months and to see her beat some of the boys was ....

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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - Brandon Pellegrino is May's Martial Artist of the Month

    Brandon Pellegrino is May's Martial Artist of the Month

    Brandon began training at Straight Blast Gym Buford in January of 2017. His roommate, Mike Greene, has been doing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts at SBG Buford for several years, and Brandon had seen enough awesome changes in Mike that he wanted in. Starting off in Muay Thai, Brandon began training anywhere from 3 - 5 times per week. Working as a Interventional Radiology Technologist at Northside hospital, Brandon had no illusions of being a fighter; he simply was looking for a fun and engaging way to get in awesome shape. “I wanted to start training because I care about my health, first and foremost. I was getting bored with the workouts I was doing and ....

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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - May's Fitness Member of the Month

    May's Fitness Member of the Month

    Rob has been training at Straight Blast Gym Buford for almost 4 years. A veteran of our group fitness and martial arts classes, Rob has participated in Muay Thai, Fitness Kickboxing, and Fitness Performance classes. It is not at all uncommon to see Rob inside Straight Blast Gym Buford upwards of 4 to 5 times per week. Fitness Kickboxing Coach Jim Sheppard had this to say: “You’ve gotta love having Rob in class. One, he’s not a complainer...at least not a very vocal one, lol. Second, he’s always punctual and ready to go when it’s time for class to start. He has been like that since he started at SBG. It’s something I don’t make a huge fuss about ....

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