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Meet Straight Blast Gym Atlanta's Newest Black Belt Jiu Jitsu Coach, Filipe Matos

We searched across the country (literally) for a high-level Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Coach to join the SBG Atlanta tribe, and Filipe Matos was the right man for the job. Filipe Matos brings 15 years of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training to Straight Blast Gym Atlanta. During that time, he traveled all over the globe, learning, teaching, […]
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Myra Chao is Straight Blast Gym Atlanta's Fitness Athlete of the Month for December 2022

Myra has been a part of SBG Atlanta's Fitness Kickboxing program since day number one, and nine months later she is still crushing the game. When Straight Blast Gym opened in March of 2022, Myra Chao was ready to get after in. During the inaugural Fitness Kickboxing class, held at 6:30pm on SBG Atlanta's opening […]
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Charlie Mazzatta is Straight Blast Gym Atlanta's Kids Martial Arts Student of the Month for December 2022

Charlie is the 3rd member of the Mazzatta family to begin training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Straight Blast Gym, and she is off to an amazing start. This past June, young Charlie Mazzatta began training at Straight Blast Gym's Buford location, joining our Growing Gorillas Jiu Jitsu program. Charlie's older brother Aiden has been training […]
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Matt Dubois is Straight Blast Gym Atlanta's Martial Arts Student of the Month for December 2022

Immediately after joining the Straight Blast Gym tribe this past April, Matt established himself as an incredible addition to our team. Matt discovered Straight Blast Gym's newest location in Atlanta with his friend Devin. They were looking for something new to sink their teeth into. As Matt said on his first-day questionairre: "I'm looking for […]
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Registering & Competing in Jiu Jitsu Tournaments as a Straight Blast Gym Atlanta Athlete

Now that you've been training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for a while, are you ready to put your BJJ skills to the test in a tournament? Before taking this next step in your Jiu Jitsu journey, there are a few things you need to know. Below you’ll find out what SBG requires prior to competing, along […]
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