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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - Colin Conway Is All Set For Upcoming Mixed Martial Arts Fight

    Colin Conway Is All Set For Upcoming Mixed Martial Arts Fight

    Colin Conway, aka Captain America, is only a few days away from stepping into the cage for the third time to compete in mixed martial arts. Colin has been training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu , Muay Thai, and Mixed Martial Arts at SBG Buford since December of 2015. A weightlifter, he decided that he wanted to try something new and exciting; something where he could fuel his competitive desires. Coming to SBG Buford with no history of martial arts or combat sports, Colin started in our Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Foundations program. He quickly moved his way up and was soon training in Mixed Martial Arts; a combination of both Brazilian Jiu Jitsu , Kickboxing, Muay Thai, ....

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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - Matt Thornton Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Seminar

    Matt Thornton Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Seminar

    SBG President and Founder Matt Thornton will be coming to Straight Blast Gym Buford this September! Matt is strongly revered in the martial arts community for his creation and promotion of the concept of “aliveness” in training, as well as for being one of the first gyms to feature cross training in boxing and other fighting sports at the beginning of the growth of the sport of Mixed Martial Arts in the early 1990s. He was among the first American-born practitioners to receive a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu . On September 8th and 9th, Matt Thornton will be teaching a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu seminar at Straight Blast Gym Buford! Every ....

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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - Aiden Coutu is August's Kid of the Month!

    Aiden Coutu is August's Kid of the Month!

    Aiden’s father brought him to Straight Blast Gym Buford this past May, looking for a place to help his son get more familiar with his own body and maximize his strength potential. “I personally used to train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in college and I wrestled in high school. It was one of the best skill sets I ever learned plus it was a huge confidence builder. I wanted him to learn what he can accomplish from hard work, dedication, and commitment. What better way to learn then jiu jitsu training!”

    With that, Aiden became a part of Straight Blast Gym Buford’s Kids Martial Arts program. Joining the Chimpanzee age group (7 - 9 years old), Aiden ....

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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - Buddy Day at Straight Blast Gym

    Buddy Day at Straight Blast Gym

    Saturday, August 18th, will be Straight Blast Gym’s next Buddy Day!
    Buddy Day is an opportunity for the athletes of Straight Blast Gym to bring their friends to the gym with them, and participate in one of our martial arts or fitness classes together. Buddy Day is one of our favorite events of the year, as it offers our athletes a chance to share their experience at Straight Blast Gym with a friend, family member, co-worker, or neighbor, free of charge. No gimmicks, no catch, no games...just a morning of fun and fitness! Often times, the hardest part of getting in better shape and improving your quality of life is just taking that first step. We get it. It can be scary to ....

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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - Erteka Anderson Is August's Martial Artist Of The Month

    Erteka Anderson Is August's Martial Artist Of The Month


    Erteka
    has lost 25 pounds over the past 6 weeks!

    Erteka came to Straight Blast Gym in February of 2016, after several years of boxing and krav maga. He was looking for something new, specifically something that focused more directly on martial arts. Two and a half years later, Erteka is looking better than ever; not only on the mats but in his physical appearance. 6 am Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Coach Sean Coleman had this to say about Erteka . “He's the epitome of hard work. Not only is he a regular in my 6 am Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class, but I’m frequently training with him in Muay Thai, as well. He brings a level of thoughtfulness and maturity to the tribe with ....

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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - Will Dennison Is August's Fitness Member Of The Month

    Will Dennison Is August's Fitness Member Of The Month

    Will Dennison is an OG at Straight Blast Gym. Before the days of Buford, Straight Blast Gym was located in Lawrenceville (for 2 years). There are still about a dozen athletes and coaches from the old location, and Will is one of them.
    Will is a veteran of just about every program at Straight Blast Gym. During his tenure, he has been apart of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu , Muay Thai, and most recently our 6 am Fitness Performance classes. In late 2016, Will had to take a hiatus from SBG as his wife was preparing to give birth to their first child, Winnie. As Winnie got older, it was time for Will to get back to work. In early 2018, Will made his return to SBG. Since his return, Will has been ....

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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - Body Fat Measurement Truck Is Coming To SBG Buford

    Body Fat Measurement Truck Is Coming To SBG Buford


    On the evening of Monday, July 30th, SBG Buford will provide our local residents with an amazing chance to measure their body composition.
    Between 4:30pm and 7:00pm , the Mobile Hydrostatic Body Fat Testing Clinic will be bringing their truck to Straight Blast Gym Buford to do body fat and body composition testing for SBG athletes, and our neighbors in Buford. The process is quick and easy, and takes no more than 10 minutes from start to finish. At the conclusion of the test, you will be provided with a very in-depth and detailed printout that gives you the following information:
    Your body fat and muscle composition

    Your body analysis, comparative to your height and age

    ....

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

    New Breed Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Tournament

    On Saturday, August 4th , the New Breed Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament will be returning to Suwanee, GA.
    At the last New Breed event, Straight Blast Gym won the overall first place Brazilian Jiu Jitsu title for the kids and teen division! We plan on defending our title this August, at a really well-run Jiu Jitsu event that is right in our backyard. Early registration is open until July 15th! If you, or your child, is interested in registering please take advantage of this pre-registration special.

    Coaches Sean, and other Brazilian Jiu Jitsu coaches from Straight Blast Gym, will be in attendance to help coach and mentor our athletes through their matches. New Breed ....

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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - Kickboxing Tournament Yields Awesome Results For SBG

    Kickboxing Tournament Yields Awesome Results For SBG


    One Saturday, June 30th, 13 of Straight Blast Gym’s Muay Thai and Mixed Martial Arts athletes arrived at the Infinite Energy Center to compete in the NFC Southeast Kickboxing tournament.
    For 11 of Straight Blast Gym’s 13 competitors, they had no competition competing in mixed martial arts, kickboxing, or muay thai . Many of them joined Straight Blast gym with no intentions of ever fighting in kickboxing or muay thai . The NFC kickboxing tournament provided a fantastic opportunity to compete in a less-stressful environment without all of the bright lights and hundreds, if not thousands, of spectators. The kickboxing athletes (not to be confused with our Fitness Kickboxing ....

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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - Dennis Aguirre is July's Martial Arts Member of the Month

    Dennis Aguirre is July's Martial Arts Member of the Month

    Dennis has done just about everything at Straight Blast Gym. Fitness Performance, Barbell Club, Muay Thai, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu . At the end of June he added something else to his resume; Kickboxing competitor.
    On Saturday, June 30th, SBG Buford brought 13 Muay Thai and Kickboxing athletes to compete in the NFC’s Southeast Kickboxing Championship. Of the 13 athletes from Straight Blast Gym, 11 of them had never fought before. One of those Kickboxing athletes was Dennis Aguirre. Having started training in Kickboxing and Muay Thai about 6 months ago, Dennis was unsure if he was ready to step up and compete at an amateur level. A few days before the competition, he decided to ....

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