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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - Lori Loses Body Fat And Gains Lean Muscle To Win Fitness Challenge

    Lori Loses Body Fat And Gains Lean Muscle To Win Fitness Challenge

    Lori Fenski has won the Lynx Fitness Challenge by losing 3 pounds of body fat and adding four pounds of lean muscle over an 8 week period!
    Lori Fenski has been training martial arts and fitness at Straight Blast Gym Buford for 1 year. She came here to begin training in our Fitness Kickboxing classes, and is now training in EVERY SINGLE PROGRAM. She bean as a regular in Fitness Kickboxing classes and then wanted to try our Muay Thai (a more hands on, martial arts form of kickboxing). Once she felt comfortable in Muay Thai, she began training in Fitness Performance classes. This allowed her to not only get in incredible workouts, but add strength and resistance training to her ....

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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - SBG Buford's Martial Arts Athletes Get Ready For Jiu Jitsu Event

    SBG Buford's Martial Arts Athletes Get Ready For Jiu Jitsu Event

    On Saturday, May 4th, over a dozen martial arts athletes from SBG Buford will be participating in the Atlanta Open; the largest local Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competition of the year.
    3 times per year, the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation comes to the Buford - Atlanta area to host a large and prestigious martial arts tournament known as the Atlanta Open. Martial Arts athletes from Straight Blast Gym Buford have been competing and thriving at the Atlanta Open for years, and this upcoming event will be no different. One of the beautiful things about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is that martial artists of all experience levels can compete. The Atlanta Open brackets it’s ....

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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - Martial Arts and Fitness Coaches Candidate Course

    Martial Arts and Fitness Coaches Candidate Course

    On Sunday, May 19th, Coach Phil Gentry will be hosting this year’s Coaches Candidate Course for prospective SBG Buford martial arts and fitness coaches.
    Straight Blast Gym’s Coaches Candidate Course has produced some of the top, most revered martial arts coaches, not just locally, but all around the world. Straight Blast Gym came into prominence in large part because of their teaching and coaching philosophies. SBG athletes have obtained amazing results both physically and in competition because of the way that their coaches are able to effectively communicate with them during their training sessions. At SBG Buford, we hire from within. Of our current active coaching ....

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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - SBG Buford Jiu Jitsu Events For April and May of 2019

    SBG Buford Jiu Jitsu Events For April and May of 2019

    We’ve got an action packed 6 weeks coming up for our Brazilian Jiu program at Straight Blast Gym Buford.
    March saw our SBG Buford’s Muay Thai and Kickboxing athletes have a phenomenal month, as athletes Jim Sheppard, Alex Caruso, and Nan Coker all picked up wins in their respective Kickboxing fights. Now, it’s time for the boys and girls of Buford to show off their Brazilian Jiu Jitsu chops! On April 27th, SBG Buford athletes Edward Shin and Daniel Smith will be competing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for the NFC, in Atlanta GA. Both of these martial arts athletes have competed for the NFC before, as the promotion puts on outstanding MMA and Jiu Jitsu events in ....

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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - Mason Nixon is April's Martial Arts Kid of the Month

    Mason Nixon is April's Martial Arts Kid of the Month

    “Mason has gained so much confidence since he started with SBG!! All of the coaches have been so good with him!! We just talked about his progress last week and he said he knew this was something he was going to do for a long time.”
    These are the words from Lori Nixon, Mason’s mother. While Mason hasn’t been doing martial arts at Straight Blast Gym very long, he has taken to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu like a fish to water. Mason’s first visit to SBG Buford came at the very end of last December. Lori remembers the first time they met martial arts coach Sean Coleman: “When we initially met with Coach Sean, Mason had been in his very first fight, ....

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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - Tracie Shaw is April's Fitness Member of the Month

    Tracie Shaw is April's Fitness Member of the Month

    Since starting her fitness training at SBG Buford last October, Tracie has LOST 35 POUNDS!!
    Tracie Shaw came to Straight Blast Gym Buford looking for a new and fresh environment; one that would keep her motivated and accountable. Last September, she walked through our doors and met Fitness Coach James Morton. The two began working together, one-on-one, with the goal of getting Tracie to look and feel better than she has in years.
    With a combination of strength training and dietary changes, Tracie began to see positive results. In November, she began training in Fitness Kickboxing classes to add more cardiovascular activity into her workout routine. The combination proved to ....

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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - Samer Sabbagh is SBG Buford's Martial Artist of the Month for April 2019

    Samer Sabbagh is SBG Buford's Martial Artist of the Month for April 2019

    In his short time doing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with us, Samer Sabbagh has become one of the most well liked martial artists at Straight Blast Gym Buford.

    Samer came to Straight Blast Gym Buford in June of 2018, off of the recommendation Nick. Nick’s son was apart of SBG Buford’s kids martial arts program (Nick is now training in our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program, as well) and gave us a glowing recommendation. Samer had been training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at another gym and was looking for a change of scenery that better fit his vibe and attitude. On his first day, he met with martial arts coach Sean Coleman, who instantly took a liking to Samer. In the upcoming ....

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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - Superhero Workouts at SBG Buford

    Superhero Workouts at SBG Buford

    On Saturday, April 27th, SBG Buford will be doing Superhero Workouts for our Fitness Kickboxing and Fitness Performance programs.

    Superman and Batman aren’t the only ones kicking ass and taking names! SBG Buford’s fitness athletes are crushing their workouts every week, both in our kickboxing and performance programs. So, we want to fully embrace our superpowers and have some fun with it during class. On Saturday, April 27th, we are inviting all of our Fitness Kickboxing and Fitness Performance athletes to dress as their favorite superheroes for that mornings workouts. Both classes will be held at their usual 10am starting time. Last month, we had a blast ....

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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - Friday Night Lights Fitness Competition set to Conclude

    Friday Night Lights Fitness Competition set to Conclude

    SBG Buford’s Friday Night Lights fitness competition is set to conclude on Friday, March 29th. For four consecutive weeks, 5 teams comprised of SBG Buford fitness athletes have been participating in weekly workouts. Teams have been receiving points for how fast they complete the workouts, how many reps they achieve in the workouts, and on their overall participation. For the finale, we are going all out! Fitness coaches James Morton and Jonah Mathes will be running the workout, as well as throwing some tasty burgers on the grill. Athletes are welcome to bring a dessert and their own beverages. The Friday Night Lights fitness finale will begin at 5:30pm and ....

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  •  in Buford - Straight Blast Gym Buford - SBG Buford Gym Hours During Spring Camp 2019

    SBG Buford Gym Hours During Spring Camp 2019

    Straight Blast Gym Buford will be hosting SBG Camp during the weekend of March 22nd - 24th SBG Camp gathers martial arts coaches and athletes from around the world to one location, for an amazing weekend of athletic and fitness training. Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling, Boxing, MMA, and Judo are just some of the martial arts that will be taught at Straight Blast Gym Buford during SBG Camp this upcoming weekend. Because of the large number of people, we will be hosting in the gym, SBG Buford will have the following hours on the weekend of March 22nd: Friday, March 22nd: 6am Fitness Performance 6am Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Open Mat Closed for Remainder ....

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