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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - Kickboxing is Getting Sugar Hill Residents in Phenomenal Shape

    Kickboxing is Getting Sugar Hill Residents in Phenomenal Shape


    Kickboxing is one of the nation’s fastest growing methods for people looking to lose weight and get in incredible shape!
    There are numerous reasons why people quit their exercise routines:
    Boredom

    Frustration over a lack of results

    They don’t know what they’re supposed to do

    An intimidating atmosphere
    Because of these reasons, millions of Americans will abandon their fitness and weight loss goals and suffer through another summer of wearing their t-shirt at the pool. Meanwhile, others have discovered kickboxing classes and are getting AMAZING RESULTS! Kickboxing classes at Straight Blast Gym Buford are getting phenomenal reviews from men ....

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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - Samuel and David Dodita are March's Kids of the Month

    Samuel and David Dodita are March's Kids of the Month


    The Dodita brothers just competed in their first Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competition…and man did they look great!
    Samuel and David Dodita came to Straight Blast Gym in August of 2017, at the encouragement of their mother. The boys needed something exciting and engaging to do after school. Most of all, Olesea Dodita wanted her boys to gain a real sense of confidence. She recalls bringing her boys to their first Brazilian Jiu Jitsu session: “As parents we wanted them to get in sports. David does great in swimming, and Sam is a very active kid, so we decided martial arts. The boys really like Jiu-Jitsu! Our oldest one, David, is gaining more confidence ....

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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - Matt and Jennifer Cowgil are March's Fitness Members of the Month!

    Matt and Jennifer Cowgil are March's Fitness Members of the Month!


    If SBG Buford had a cheerleading squad, the Cowgills would be the head cheerleaders.
    A staple in the 9:30am Fitness Performance classes, Matt and Jennifer Cowgill are two of the most enthusiastic and respected athletes at Straight Blast Gym Buford. Since coming to SBG in the fall of 2016, Matt and Jennifer have become ambassadors for the gym. With a great sense of humor and an iron will, they bring a great vibe to class. Head Fitness Coach Sean Blair said this about the Cowgills :


    “Everybody in the gym knows Matt and Jen! Once you’re around them, even for just a short amount of time, you instantly become their friends. I love their willingness to come in and get ....

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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - Tyler Trump is March's Martial Artist of the Month

    Tyler Trump is March's Martial Artist of the Month


    Tyler Trump has become one of Coach Phillipe’s favorite new students over the past 9 months.

    “One of my favorite things is that he asks a lot of questions…and they’re good questions. He is incredibly involved and takes advantage of every opportunity to get better, including coaching. He was at my Coaches Candidate Course a couple weeks ago, so he’s clearly in it to win it.”
    Tyler came to Straight Blast Gym from another martial arts gym. On his first day we asked him “On a scale of 1-10 how weird are you?” Tyler responded with “11” and we immediately knew he’d be a good fit at SBG Buford. Tyler immediately ....

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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - Top 3 Ways to Keep Your Kickboxing and Muay Thai Gloves Smelling Like New

    Top 3 Ways to Keep Your Kickboxing and Muay Thai Gloves Smelling Like New


    There are few things I dislike more than a funky pair of kickboxing gloves.
    During a tough kickboxing , muay thai , or mma training session, you’re going to sweat…a lot. A lot of that sweat is going to come from your palms and end up in your gloves. The warm and moist environment inside your gloves is perfect place for bacteria, something you DO NOT want living inside your kickboxing gloves. Outside of the personal displeasure of having stinky gloves, nobody wants to partner with someone who has kickboxing gloves that can be smelled from 6 feet away.
    Here are 3 very easy ways to maintain the integriy of your kickboxing and muay thai gloves.

    Use ....

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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - Join us for SBG Camp in Athens

    Join us for SBG Camp in Athens


    SBG Spring Camp is upon us!!


    SBG Camp is an unbelievable opportunity to learn from some of the best Jiu Jitsu , Muay Thai , MMA , and Judo coaches in the world. In addition to being surrounded by SBG head coaches, you’ll get to meet and train with other SBG athletes from all over North America.
    A typical SBG camp experience looks something like this:
    Friday night there is an open mat, where you get to meet and train with the other athletes and coaches. Following the open mat, we’ll break into 4 separate groups that you’ll rotate through, spending 10-15 minutes on each, with a different SBG coach/athlete at each. Saturday starts with an ....

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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - Laura Koller is our February's Fitness Member of the Month!

    Laura Koller is our February's Fitness Member of the Month!


    There aren’t many people that have the enthusiasm and dedication to fitness as Laura.
    She can be found at Straight Blast Gym just about everyday , whether it be in Fitness Performance , Cardio Kickboxing , or doing our Barbell Club programming in the weight room. No matter how much is going on in her life she finds time to hit the gym, something that certainly doesn’t go unnoticed by her coaches. Coach Jim Sheppard:
    “Laura is a rockstar! Not only is she a constant in class but she’s super enthusiastic about the gym and what we do. She’s brought several of her friends to the gym with her to check out class. Plus, she gets extra points ....

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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - Brenton is February's Kid of the Month!

    Brenton is February's Kid of the Month!


    Brenton just recently was invited to SBG’s Leadership program.
    The Leadership program in an invitation only group for those kids who excel in our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program. Since joining the Tribe in August, Brenton has shown signs of improvement that warranted him an invitation to this exclusive group. The coaches look for certain traits, like accountability, respect, and eagerness to learn. Brenton pocessed the qualtities necessary to take his training to the next level. Coach Sean Coleman on Brenton:


    “Brenton..is..awesome. It was a pleasure to invite him to Leadership group. He’s been showing up to class twice per week, every week, and it was ....

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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - The "Jammy Jam" Pajama Party!

    The "Jammy Jam" Pajama Party!


    On Friday, February 9th, SBG Buford will be hosting the Jammy Jam!

    The Jammy Jam is a pajama party that runs from 6pm until 10pm at Straight Blast Gym Buford. The Jammy Jam is not only a fun night full of games, pizza, and a movie for the kids, but it’s also a chance for our adult members to enjoy a Valentine’s Day night on the town to see a movie, get dinner, etc. The cost of the Jammy Jam is $25 for one kid, $40 for two kids, or $50 for three kids. The cost includes 4 hours of entertainment and dinner provided by SBG. Kids who participate in our Kids Jiu Jitsu program are welcome to arrive at 5pm for their usual Friday Jiu Jitsu class, and we’ll kick ....

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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - Drew Upshaw is February's Martial Artist of the Month

    Drew Upshaw is February's Martial Artist of the Month


    Drew Upshaw just had his first amateur MMA fight…but it sure didn’t look like it was his first.
    Expectations are usually tempered for an athletes first martial arts competition or MMA fight. There is no way predict how someone will handle the pressure and expectations of performing is front of a large group of people, including their friends, family, and training partners. For Drew, it didn’t seem to matter one bit. Drew has been training at Straight Blast Gym Buford for 2 years, training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu , Wrestling , Muay Thai , and Mixed Martial Arts. He was prepared for his first Kickboxing match in the summer of 2016, but an injury kept ....

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