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  • Altered Class Hours For SBG's Jiu Jitsu Classes

    Altered Class Hours For SBG's Jiu Jitsu Classes

    Straight Blast Gym Buford will not be holding any BJJ classes for kids or adults on Saturday, March 14, as we compete at the NewBreed Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament. On March 14th, NewBreed will be hosting a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competition in McDonough, GA. NewBreed represents a great opportunity for the men, women, and child athletes of Straight Blast Gym Buford to compete against other athletes from other martial arts gyms. We have a history of bringing a large contingency of athletes to NewBreed, as well as having a history of doing incredibly well at NewBreed! At the last NewBreed jiu jitsu event, Straight Blast Gym’s kids went 23-2 in their BJJ ....

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  • Special Offer For Our Micro Monkey Jiu Jitsu Athletes

    Special Offer For Our Micro Monkey Jiu Jitsu Athletes

    Your Child Is Now Eligible To Receive Their First Month’s Membership AND Their Martial Arts Uniform FREE OF CHARGE!!
    Our Micro Monkey Jiu Jitsu program is for our young athletes that are ages 3 and 4. It is at this age that children start to learn basic athletic fundamentals and develop coordination and basic grappling skills during our martial arts classes. “He loves it at SBG and looks forward to going, every time. The reason I signed him up is because I want to always be able to defend himself. I believe in the world we live in now, that the skills you guys teach are a must. He enjoys the entire class, but if I have to pick a favorite part of training I ....

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  • Preston Ebert is SBG Buford's Kids Martial Arts Member of the Month

    Preston Ebert is SBG Buford's Kids Martial Arts Member of the Month

    Preston Ebert is part of SBG Buford’s Submission Samurai Jiu Jitsu Competition Team. Along with his brother, Gavin, Preston is a regular in our kids martial arts’ classes. The Ebert brothers came to Straight Blast Gym in the summer of 2017. They had trained in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu before coming to SBG Buford. His parents were looking for a change in scenery where the kids program was more of a focal point of the coaches. Preston was immediately placed in our top tier martial arts program, the Submission Samurai Comp Team. He competes regularly on behalf of SBG Buford, at jiu jitsu tournaments in and around Buford. Kids Martial Arts Coach Sean Coleman had this ....

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  • Karla Ferguson is SBG Buford's Fitness Member of the Month

    Karla Ferguson is SBG Buford's Fitness Member of the Month

    Karla Ferguson is part of SBG Buford’s dedicated crew of athletes who regularly attend the 6am Fitness Performance and Fitness Kickboxing classes. Initially, Karla and her husband, Dee, came to SBG Buford to train in Muay Thai. They wanted an activity they could do together, but weren’t keen on the idea of going to a big box gym. After a while, Karla also began training in our Fitness Kickboxing program, before finding her way to the Fitness Performance classes. It was there that she really got into a groove, becoming a dependable staple in class, specifically in the early morning. It takes a lot of will-power to get out of bed, even more so to get out of bed ....

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  • Jason Blanchard is the Martial Arts Member of the Month

    Jason Blanchard is the Martial Arts Member of the Month

    Jason Blanchard is 47 years old, and keeps in amazing shape by practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu multiple times per week. Like a lot of adults, Jason decided that spending hour after hour, every week, running on treadmills and doing bicep curls wasn’t the life he wanted to live. Looking for something effective and engaging, he began training in our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program. Upon graduating our Foundations program, he became a regular in our 6am Jiu Jitsu class. Fellow 6am athlete James Rose said this to Coach Sean Coleman, regarding his martial arts training partner: “ When the hell is Jason Blanchard getting his blue belt? I had him a couple times during King ....

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  • Buddy Day at Straight Blast Gym Buford

    Buddy Day at Straight Blast Gym Buford

    Our next Buddy Day is set for Saturday, February 8th, where you can bring a friend to train alongside you at SBG Buford for FREE!!
    Buddy Day is one of our favorite events of the year. It’s a chance for us to see new, excited faces in the gym, and an opportunity for our athletes to spread the love that is SBG to their friends and family. Our guests are invited to come and train alongside their buddy in one of our martial arts or fitness classes. There is zero cost to join us for Buddy Day, and if you like SBG and our vibe, we’ll give you your first month on the house. As an added bonus, we’ll give the SBG athlete who brought you to Buddy Day a free month as ....

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  • SBG Buford's Kids Martial Arts Athlete of the Month is Blake Rodriguez

    SBG Buford's Kids Martial Arts Athlete of the Month is Blake Rodriguez


    Blake is 4 years old and a part of our Micro Monkey’s martial arts team. Because of his outstanding behavior and amazing progress in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class, he has been selected as January’s Kids Martial Arts Member of the Month!!
    In 2019, Straight Blast Gym Buford opened up our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program to 3 year olds, creating the Micro Monkeys age group (3 and 4 year old students). Blake was one of the first students to join the program, and since then has established himself as a great addition to our new martial arts class. When asked about who she would like to select for her choice of Martial Arts athlete of the month, BJJ coach Autumn Sutterlin immediately ....

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  • Rae Holsombeck is January's Fitness Member of the Month

    Rae Holsombeck is January's Fitness Member of the Month


    Rae Holsombeck is celebrating 2 years of doing Fitness Kickboxing at Straight Blast Gym Buford.
    Joining SBG Buford in January of 2018, Rae wanted to spice up her fitness workouts and try something new. She was looking for constant motivation. On her new member questionnaire she even wrote “Constant motivation; does it exist??” She’d heard good things about SBG from her sons, who were training in our martial arts program, so she decided to jump in head first. Rae never looked back, and has been a constant in our 5pm Fitness Kickboxing classes ever since. Fitness Kickboxing coach Tyler Trump said this about Rae: “She is one of the easiest athletes to coach, ....

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  • Courtany Tweito is January's Martial Arts Member of the Month

    Courtany Tweito is January's Martial Arts Member of the Month


    Courtany Tweito is SBG Buford’s first Martial Arts Member of the Month for the year 2020!!
    Courtany first came to Straight Blast Gym to sign her son (Anders) up for our Kids Martial Arts program. While Anders was learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Courtany began to get the itch to learn BJJ too. Before long, she was donning a gi and participating in our Jiu Jitsu Foundations program. Within a month, Courtany was also participating in our Fitness Performance and Fitness Kickboxing classes too. Almost overnight, she went from being a side-line parent to being a full time SBG athlete! After graduating our Foundations program, Courtany began regularly training in our 6am Jiu Jitsu ....

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  • Mission Slimpossible Body Fat Challenge

    Mission Slimpossible Body Fat Challenge

    Straight Blast Gym Buford will be kicking off 2020 with Mission Slimpossible! A new year means all kinds of new possibilities, many of which revolve around your health and fitness. Millions of Americans will pledge to drop some of the extra weight in 2020, with only a small percentage of them actually holding true. At SBG Buford, we want to give you the tools to make that New Years Resolution come true. Straight Blast Gym’s Mission Slimpossible will kick off on Monday, January 6th. What is Mission Slimpossible? A 6 week fitness challenge being hosted by Straight Blast Gym Buford. We will have 2 winners; one for most body fat % lost over the 6 ....

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