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  • Martial Arts Mouthguards at SBG Buford

    Martial Arts Mouthguards at SBG Buford

    On Monday, June 17th, Guard’n Go Mouthguards will be coming to Straight Blast Gym to do custom mouthguard fittings for our martial arts athletes.

    Guard’n Go specializes in creating mouthguards for martial arts athletes in the Buford area. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, Mixed Martial Arts, Boxing; they’re all covered by Guard’n Go. The process is simple:
    - Bring a design that you like, or choose one of their designs that they have on file - They’ll have you bite down on a mold so that they can design your perfectly shaped mouthguard that fits EXACTLY to your teeth/gums Pay them for your dope new mouthguard - Your brand new custom mouthguard ....

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  • Adiah Schlott is June's Kids Martial Artist of the Month

    Adiah Schlott is June's Kids Martial Artist of the Month

    “Adiah is one of the most dedicated students I know. She is always asking questions regarding her training, on and off the mat, and wanting to learn more.”
    These are the words of SBG Kids Martial Arts Coach Julie Choi. When asked who her choice would be for our Kids Martial Arts Member of the Month for June, she did not hesitate to throw out Adiah’s name. Adiah is one of four members of the Schlott family that trains in martial arts and/or fitness classes at SBG Buford. Along with her brother, mother, and father, they have all become regular participants in class over the past few months. Adiah has shown so much progress in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu that ....

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  • Naomi Wilson is June's Fitness Member of the Month

    Naomi Wilson is June's Fitness Member of the Month

    “I work as a registered nurse, so my job can be very stressful. I feel that kickboxing allows me to take out my aggression and tension out in a productive and healthy way. I also appreciate it, because I had a recent trip to Jamaica it was really important to me to get fit for this adventure.”
    In preparation for her vacation to Jamaica, Naomi turned up the volume on her Fitness Kickboxing training at Straight Blast Gym Buford. The results have been outstanding, as she has lost several inches off of her waist and is looking fab-u-lous!! Naomi first began doing Fitness Kickboxing at SBG Buford in the summer of 2018. She cited her reasons for coming to Straight Blast Gym ....

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  • Marcela Velandia is June's Martial Arts Member of the Month

    Marcela Velandia is June's Martial Arts Member of the Month


    You’ll be hard pressed to find a better martial arts training partner than Marcela. Having trained at SBG Buford for 3 YEARS, she has become oh-so popular with her martial arts and fitness teammates.
    At 49 years young, Marcela began training in Muay Thai during the summer of 2016, with her (then) high school age daughter, Laura. She immediately became a class favorite, not only for gloving up and participating in a combat sport at age 49, but for her amiable team-first attitude. Shortly after, her other daughter, Natalia, began training at Straight Blast Gym Buford, as well. Flourishing in Muay Thai, Marcela also began taking Fitness Kickboxing classes. As if that wasn’t ....

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  • Memorial Day Hours for SBG Buford

    Memorial Day Hours for SBG Buford


    Monday, May 27th, marks Memorial Day. In observance of the holiday, Straight Blast Gym Buford will be operating under special holiday hours.
    SBG Buford will host a Fitness Performance class at 9am, where Head Fitness Coach James Morton will be running Murph. Murph is a workout created for fallen Navy Seal Michael Murphy, and this will be the 5th consecutive year that the workout has been held on Memorial Day at Straight Blast Gym Buford. In addition to MURPH, SBG Buford will be holding an Open Mat from 9am - 11am for all Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, and Mixed Martial Arts athletes that have passed the Foundations level classes. Martial Arts athletes are welcome and encouraged to ....

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  • Kids Martial Arts Group Earns Pajama Pizza Party

    Kids Martial Arts Group Earns Pajama Pizza Party

    On Thursday, May 16th, our Spidermonkey martial arts athletes will enjoy a Pizza/Pajama Party at Straight Blast Gym Buford!
    As part of the curriculum for our youngest martial arts students (Spidermonkeys start at age 4), we like to cut loose and enjoy a Pizza/Pajama party at different times during the year when our students show extended periods of progress in their martial arts training and good behavior while on the mats. Parents, your job is easy. Instead of donning their martial arts attire on Thursday, May 16th, they will instead wear their favorite pj’s to their Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class. Our martial arts coaches will handle the rest, as we will spend our class ....

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  • SBG Buford Has 2 MMA Fights On May 11, 2019

    SBG Buford Has 2 MMA Fights On May 11, 2019

    On Saturday, May 11th, SBG Buford will feature two of our mixed martial arts athletes in action.
    The Harley Davidson dealership in Conyers, GA, will play host to an afternoon of amateur MMA action, as fighters from all over the southeast compete inside the 6-sided cage. SBG Buford will have two mixed martial arts athletes at the event. Tyler Trump will be competing at 155 pounds in his third amateur MMA contest. Tyler has also competed in kickboxing and jiu jitsu on behalf of Straight Blast Gym Buford. Tyler is only 22 years old, and this will be his 4th sanctioned fight within the last year. CT Greene will be competing at 185 pounds and is entering the cage for his 2nd ....

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  • Kamryn Johnson is the Fitness Member of the Month for May 2019

    Kamryn Johnson is the Fitness Member of the Month for May 2019

    Typically, our members of the month have been with SBG for a year...maybe even two. Kamryn has been doing fitness kickboxing at SBG Buford for less than 60 days, which shows you how impressed we are with her early efforts.

    Kamryn came to SBG Buford in March, needing something new and exciting for her workout routines. She had primarily been working out at home, and now wanted a positive environment that would keep her motivated to continue working out. She ran a Google search of local gyms and found Straight Blast Gym Buford. After only a month of Fitness Kickboxing classes, she began doing our Fitness Performance classes, adding in elements of weight lifting and skill ....

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  • Rylee Risley is our Kids' Martial Artist of the Month for May 2019

    Rylee Risley is our Kids' Martial Artist of the Month for May 2019

    Rylee is 5 years old and trains in our Growing Gorillas Jiu Jitsu program. Her mother and father also both train at SBG Buford, in our martial arts and fitness programs.
    Earlier this year, Rylee’s father, Ryan, brought her to Straight Blast Gym Buford to check out our Kids Martial Arts program. Rylee’s older brother trained in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, so Ryan knew from the time Rylee was a baby that one day she’s follow in her brother’s footsteps. “I saw the positive effects it had on my son, and knew that I wanted Rylee to experience that as well. As soon as she was old enough, we got her started in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.”

    Many of our ....

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  • CT Greene is our Martial Arts Member for May 2019

    CT Greene is our Martial Arts Member for May 2019

    CT Greene drives 46 miles to get from his home in College Park to Straight Blast Gym in Buford. That alone shows you his commitment to his gym, his tribe, and his team. CT joined the SBG Buford tribe in May of last year. He had previous experience in mixed martial arts training but had been dormant for a couple of years after moving. On his first day at Straight Blast Gym he was asked “How long have you been thinking about getting back into martial arts?” . He answered “2 years. I’m tired of waking up everyday and just going through the motions.” Such was the beginning of his journey at SBG. CT began training in Muay Thai and ....

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