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  • New Jiu Jitsu and MMA Programs for Teens

    New Jiu Jitsu and MMA Programs for Teens


    Starting Monday, October 21st, Straight Blast Gym Buford will now feature Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts training for our teenage athletes.
    When it comes to martial arts training, teenagers often get lost in the shuffle. As they enter their teen years, they find themselves in this weird situation where they are too big and athletic to train in a kids martial arts program, but not big or athletic enough to train with the adults. Because of this frustration, many of these teenage kids will stop training in martial arts.
    SBG Buford understands this challenge and is preparing to launch Jiu Jitsu and MMA classes for our teenage athletes!!
    Here’s how it’ll work: ....

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  • Almedina Zukic is October's Fitness Member of the Month

    Almedina Zukic is October's Fitness Member of the Month


    Dina came to Straight Blast Gym in search of a fitness program that could provide her with awesome results...and something that she actually ENJOYS participating in.
    It’s a familiar tale; Almedina listed the following as her wants, out of a fitness program: “Lose weight, tone up, and build strength.” The vast majority of the athletes at Straight Blast Gym are here for similar reasons. Sure, fighting and competing is part of we do, but it’s not our main objective. Almedina didn’t want to get in a cage and fight, she wanted to be part of a team and enjoy the benefits of being physically active. When asked about what she likes best about training at SBG, ....

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  • Spencer Rundell is October's Martial Arts Member of the Month

    Spencer Rundell is October's Martial Arts Member of the Month

    Spencer Rundell is a regular in our 6am Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes. He is the definition of a hard-working family man who still finds time to stay active and be a part of the team.
    Spencer came to Straight Blast Gym Buford in April of 2018, doing private lessons in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. His schedule didn’t make it feasible to come to our beginner-level martial arts classes in the evenings, so he did one-on-one private lessons to learn the basics of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, early in the morning. When he finished his foundations lessons, he began attending classes on the regular. Martial Arts Coach Sean Coleman said this about Spencer. “Spencer is one of those guys ....

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  • Sam Dodita is October's Kid of the Month

    Sam Dodita is October's Kid of the Month

    Sam Dodita has become one of his coaches favorite students and training partners in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
    A member of our Submission Samurai jiu jitsu competition team, Sam regularly competes on behalf of Straight Blast Gym Buford. Not only is he winning all kinds of medals for the gym, but he’s helping his teammates to become better athletes and competitors too. It was this attribute that led the SBG Buford’s Kids Jiu Jitsu coaches to select Sam as our Martial Arts Member of the Month. Martial Arts Jiu Jitsu Coach Julie Choi said this about Sam: “He’s always been a good kid, but over the past few months he’s become an integral part of our ....

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  • MyZone is coming to SBG Buford

    MyZone is coming to SBG Buford

    Straight Blast Gym is excited to bring MyZone to our group fitness programs.
    Starting October 7th, our Fitness Kickboxing and Fitness Performance programs will be incorporating MyZone into our workouts and group classes. It is a move that is going to add to your training experience, and help you get the absolute most benefit from your efforts at the gym. MyZone will provide the following for our Fitness Kickboxing and Fitness Performance athletes: - Increased accountability
    - Assist in finding your ideal fat-burning zone
    - Let’s you know when your physical effort needs to increase for ideal results
    - Tracks your workouts and training sessions
    - Creates a fun ....

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  • Gorilla Cup Martial Arts Tournament in Buford, GA

    Gorilla Cup Martial Arts Tournament in Buford, GA


    It’s time for Straight Blast Gym Buford’s next installment of our in-house martial arts tournament, the Gorilla Cup.
    On Saturday, October 12th, SBG Buford will be hosting a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament for kids, men, and women. The event will be held at Straight Blast Gym Buford with an official start time of 10am. The Gorilla Cup is one of our favorite events of the year, as it brings the Straight Blast Gym tribe together for an awesome morning of jiu jitsu, competition, and FUN!! Men, women, and children of all experience levels will be able to compete against their peers with a chance to walk away with some beautiful new hardware. Medals will be given to the jiu jitsu ....

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  • Christian Romero is September's Kids Martial Arts Member of the Month

    Christian Romero is September's Kids Martial Arts Member of the Month

    Christian Romero recently did a bang up job at a local martial arts tournament in Suwanee, bringing home a gold medal in his VERY FIRST competition!!
    Christian came to Straight Blast Gym Buford this past March. Like a lot of kids his age (12 years old), Christian was looking for an after school activity that he could really sink his teeth into. Christian knew that he liked to compete, and saw Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has a perfect outlet for his competitive desires. His mom, Diana, also wanted him to learn self defense. Middle school can be a tough, and sometimes cruel, environment for kids, and Diana wanted to make sure that Christian was equipped with all of the tools necessary to ....

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  • Khon Phaxai is September's Fitness Member of the Month

    Khon Phaxai is September's Fitness Member of the Month

    You’ll be hard pressed to find a fitness athlete at Straight Blast Gym Buford that is more physically active than Khon.
    This woman has only been apart of the SBG tribe for the past 3 months, but she has already put her stamp on the gym. Khon wasted zero time in fully immersing herself into Straight Blast’s fitness program, becoming a regular in our Fitness Kickboxing classes. Within a month she was doing personal training sessions with Coach James so that she could be apart of our Fitness Performance classes, in addition to her Kickboxing training. Fitness classes weren’t the only thing that that Khon immersed herself in, as Khon began participating in ....

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  • Sean Culbreth is September's Martial Arts Member of the Month

    Sean Culbreth is September's Martial Arts Member of the Month

    Sean Culbreth is 50 years old, and one of the most consistent Brazilian Jiu Jitsu athletes at Straight Blast Gym Buford.
    Sean is one of the longest tenured athletes at Straight Blast Gym Buford, being apart of the gym and our martial arts program since way back in 2011. It was a different time, when SBG was located in a 1200 sq. foot facility in Lawrenceville, GA. Sean has seen a lot of changes in his 8 years with Straight Blast Gym Buford; not only with the gym’s expansion, but with his martial arts progression. Sean began as an inexperienced jiu jitsu white-belt, and has worked his way up to a respected purple belt. In addition to being a devout student of the game, ....

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  • Matt Thornton Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Seminar

    Matt Thornton Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Seminar


    Straight Blast Gym President Matt Thornton will be coming to Straight Blast Gym Buford in September!
    Matt is strongly revered and respected in the martial arts community for his creation of the concept “aliveness” during martial arts training, as well as for being one of the first gyms to feature cross training in boxing, JKD, and in the 1990s. He is truly a pioneer of mixed martial arts and was among the first American-born practitioners to receive a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. On September 7th and 8th, Matt Thornton will be teaching an incredible Brazilian Jiu Jitsu seminar at Straight Blast Gym Buford! Each year, Straight Blast Gym brings Matt Thornton to ....

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