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Madelyn Peters is SBG Buford's Martial Arts Kid of the Month: October 2020

Madelyn is one of 3 members of the Peters family that trains at Straight Blast Gym in Buford. Madelyn just became part of the SBG tribe this past September, joining her brother and father as the newest jiu jitsu athlete in the Peters family. Her dad, Nick, trained in jiu jitsu in Florida before the […]
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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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SBG Buford presents Casino Night 2020: Blackjack, Poker, and more.

For the third consecutive year, Straight Blast Gym will present Casino Night to its students and athletes as a fun and exciting member-appreciation event. The big change for 2020 will be the venue, as we have opted to take things up a notch and rent out one of the banquet rooms at The Tannery Row […]
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Bennett Steinkamp is SBG Buford's Kids Martial Arts Student of the Month for September 2020

When Bennett's parents brought him to Straight Blast Bym Buford last February, they were looking for a new and exciting way for their son to be physically active and make new friends. "We were looking for a sport that had strong teamwork but had the ability to showcase some individual skill.  With three sisters at […]
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Fitness Kickboxing Regular Daniela Elias is SBG Buford's Athlete of the Month for September

Daniela Elias came to SBG Buford in the summer of 2018, wanting to make some substantial changes to her life. As a college student (Cyber Security), she was trying to balance her studies, her job, social life, and stay in good shape. She purchased a membership at LA Fitness, but it just wasn't her thing. […]
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Patrick Mindardi is SBG Buford's Martial Arts Student of the Month for September 2020

"Patrick has come a long way since he started here. He's always been consistent, but over the past couple of months he has really turned the corner. He used to ALWAYS be late, and now he's almost always EARLY. He took his licks, both verbally and physically, and he just kept showing up and getting […]
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