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  • Amber Yi is March's Fitness Athlete of the Month

    Amber Yi is March's Fitness Athlete of the Month

    There aren’t many days during the week in which you won’t find Amber Yi training in Muay Thai or fitness classes at Straight Blast Gym Buford. In addition to being a regular in our 9:30am Muay Thai, Fitness Kickboxing, and Fitness Performance clases, Amber has established herself as one of the harder workers at Straight Blast Gym. Last summer, Amber competed in her very first Muay Thai tournament, engaging in a back-and-forth battle with another young female athlete. Despite taking a 3-round decision loss, Amber didn’t waiver from her training. Where as often times people will lose a martial arts match or competition and it breaks their confidence, Amber ....

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  • Brandon Hudson is our Martial Art Athlete of the Month

    Brandon Hudson is our Martial Art Athlete of the Month

    Brandon Hudson has been training at Straight Blast Gym Buford for over 4 years, having participated in Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Fitness Performance, and Fitness Kickboxing. Brandon initially came to SBG to join our Muay Thai program. Looking for something new and exciting, he became a regular at the gym. Along with his friend Mason, their regular participation and attendance led to continued progression in skill level. During the summer of 2018, Brandon decided to try his hand at competitive kickboxing. Brandon trained hard, putting in a lot of hours at SBG while paying close attention to his diet. Brandon took to the cage and earned himself a unanimous victory in his very ....

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  • Cason Wable is March's Kids Martial Arts Athlete of the Month

    Cason Wable is March's Kids Martial Arts Athlete of the Month

    March’s Kids Martial Arts student of the month is young Brazilian Jiu Jitsu athlete Cason Wable. Cason is a part of our Chimpanzee (7-8 years old) jiu jitsu team. He has been training since he was only 3 years old. With him being an only child, his father, Jesse, wanted him to participate in an activity that allowed him to interact with other kids. “I heard so many good things about the kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program that SBG Buford offered. Not only could he start being more active and get out of the house, he could start learning self defense and life skills. It was really a no-brainer.” Cason in 2017 Cason in 2020 When he first began ....

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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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