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SBG Buford's Head Jiu Jitsu Coach Phil Gentry Shows How To Perfect The Armbar

On Saturday, October 17th, Coach Phil Gentry will host Straight Blast Gym Buford's first martial arts workshop of 2020. We're calling it the "Over The Top Armbar Workshop". In a year that has been heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, Straight Blast Gym Buford has not been able to host as many martial arts workshops […]
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Marshall Reimer is SBG Buford's Martial Arts Students of the Month: October 2020

Marshall just recently earned his blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu!! After training at Straight Blast Gym for over a year, Marshall received his first big belt promotion this past month. He came to the gym in the summer of 2019 off of the recommendation of Josh Koser and Brad Wharton, two martial arts students […]
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Aimee Cagle is SBG Buford's Fitness Athlete of the Month: October 2020

Aimee Cagle is a regular in several programs at Straight Blast Gym Buford. She joined the tribe to participate in Fitness Kickboxing and Fitness Performance classes, and eventually found her way into Muay Thai as well. Aimee came to SBG in the summer of 2019, looking for something new and fresh to keep her motivated […]
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The Importance Of Hydration and Electrolyte Consumption For Martial Arts Athletes

One of THE most important aspects of martial arts training is hydration. It often gets overlooked in favor of getting optimal sleep and eating the right foods. Make no mistake, both of those things are critical, but showing up for class fully hydrated will make (or break) your session. All too often we see athletes […]
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What should you eat and drink before your training sessions?

It's a great question, as your pre-workout choices in food and beverage can make or break your training session.  Here are 3 things to help you get the most out of your training: 1. Proteins and Fats sit heavier in the stomach, compared to carbohydrates.  Proteins and Fats take longer to digest, so eating a […]
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