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The Gorilla Cup; SBG's in-house Jiu Jitsu tournament to raise money for the Gorilla Fund

The Gorilla Cup is back! Our next rendition will be held in SBG Buford on September 10th. Registration for the event will only cost you a $40 donation to the Gorilla Fund. The Gorilla Cup is one of our favorite events of the year. It's an in-house Jiu Jitsu tournament that raises money for our […]
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SBG Shoots the Hooch

Join us on Sunday, August 14th, for a fun-filled day in the sun, floating down the river. What is 'Shooting the Hooch'? Shooting the Hooch refers to tubing down the Chattahoochee River. It's a decades-long tradition in Atlanta, and a wonderful way to spend a hot, summer day. You can use a tube or kayak […]
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Back Attack to the Future Jiu Jitsu Workshop at Straight Blast Gym Buford

Join us on Sunday, August 7th, as Coach Sean Coleman teaches a 2-hour master class on back attacks, back escapes, set-ups, submissions, and much more! "Taking the back" is a phrase you regularly hear in Brazilian Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts, and fighting in general. It's an incredibly advantageous position to be in, as your opponent […]
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Alexandra White is Straight Blast Gym Atlanta's Kids Martial Arts Student of the Month for July 2022

Alexandra and her father, James, both train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Straight Blast Gym Atlanta. "I knew the benefits of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu from my own time spent on the mats and I wanted my daughter to experience the same thing. The training is so empowering and instills so much confidence. I don't want Alexandra […]
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"Pittsburgh" Pat Messner is Straight Blast Gym Atlanta's Martial Arts Student of the Month for July 2022

Earning a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is quite an extraordinary accomplishment, and Pat Messner just became the newest SBG athlete to accomplish that feat. Pittsburgh Pat has been training at Straight Blast Gym since March of 2014 when he moved to Georgia from...you guessed it, the Pittsburgh area. He had been training in […]
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