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Memorial Day is Upon Us.. Which Means It's Time for Murph!

Every Memorial Day, CrossFit and fitness enthusiasts around the United States honor the memory of Michael Murphy by doing a workout in his honor. Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, who was killed in Afghanistan on June 28th, 2005, was only 29 years old at the time of his death. A recipient of the Medal of Honor, […]
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SBG President, Matt Thornton, Is Coming to Straight Blast Gym Buford!

Matt Thornton is coming to Buford for the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu seminar of the year! Matt Thornton is the president and founder of Straight Blast Gym International. A pioneer of mixed martial arts, Matt was one of the first men to combine the elements of boxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and other martial arts into one […]
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Nathanial Choe is our Kid of the Month!

Nathanial just got accepted into our Kid’s Jiu Jitsu Leadership program! Nathanial has been with Straight Blast Gym for about 18 months, as a part of our Growing Gorillas Jiu Jitsu program. He is one of the original Spider monkeys (kids age 4-6), and one of the very first in his age group to be […]
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Ian Burk is Our Fitness Member of the Month!

You’ll be hard pressed to find someone who displays more tanacity and perseverance in our Fitness Performance and Bootcamp classes than Ian Burk. Ian is a regular in our 6am Performance Fitness class at Straight Blast Gym Buford. For the last 6 months, he has dedicated himself to improving the way he looks and feels […]
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Alen ‘M1’ Mulahmetovic is the Martial Artist of the Month!

“And newwwww!!! MMA Bantamweight Champion….Alen….M1…Mulahmetovic!!!” The crowd went estatic as M1 jumped to the top of the cage and let out a giant celebratory war cry. It was a crowning moment for Alen and Straight Blast Gym Buford, bringing home our first ever professional MMA title. As he hopped down from the cage, the 135lb […]
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