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Jayli Owens is Straight Blast Gym Buford's Kids Martial Arts Student of the Month for July 2021

"My wife and I thought it would be good for Jayli to have defensive and life skills for kindergarten." These are the words of Anthony Owens, father of Jayli Owens. Jayli is a young student in our Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program at Straight Blast Gym Buford. Earlier this year, Anthony enrolled his daughter in […]
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Belinda Giddens is Straight Blast Gym Buford's Fitness Athlete of the Month for July 2021

Belinda is 68-years-old, and she comes to the gym to train at 6am at least 3 days per week.🔥💪🏻 Belinda is a prime example of what you want to be in your retirement years. Even though she no longer is forced to wake up before the sun rises, she still does it anyway. Belinda knows […]
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Nicholas Mann is Straight Blast Gym Buford's Martial Arts Student of the Month for July 2021

Nicholas just competed in his first Muay Thai competition at age 38 😲. Muay Thai is oftentimes thought of as a "young man's game". It's understandable, especially if you watch competitive Muay Thai or Kickboxing where most of the martial arts athletes are in their 20's. At that level, the guy who is 35-years-old is […]
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Protected: What Is An SBG IronMan?

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Matt Thornton Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Seminar at Straight Blast Gym Buford; July 2021

Straight Blast Gym Founder & President Matt Thornton will be hosting a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu seminar at Straight Blast Gym Buford on the weekend of July 24th & 25th. There are few American-born martial artists that are more accomplished and celebrated than SBG's Matt Thornton. He was one of the first American's to receive his […]
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Matthan Zack is SBG Buford's Kids Jiu Jitsu Student of the Month for June 2021

Typically the selection for our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Kid of the Month is a student that has been with SBG Buford for a few months, if not over a year. This month the coaches decided to shake things up and go with the band-new Matthan Zack, who just started with us last month. "I wanted […]
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Randa Vanderbeck is June's Fitness Athlete of the Month for June 2021

Randa is not only a constant presence in our Fitness Kickboxing and Fitness Performance classes, but she also takes Muay Thai at Straight Blast Gym Buford too! Randa began training at Straight Blast Gym Buford in the summer of 2020. She had a membership to a big-box gym but found herself not attending very often. […]
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Josh Koser is SBG Buford's Martial Arts Student of the Month for June 2021

Josh Koser is a grinder, and as a result of his constant hard work, the SBG Buford fighter has been granted a mixed martial arts title shot on June 25th right here in Buford GA. Josh "The Dozer" Koser has been training at Straight Blast Gym since the summer of 2015. Since that time he […]
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Protected: Receiving Belt Promotions at Straight Blast Gym Buford

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Aedan Mazzatta is SBG Buford's Kids Martial Arts Student of the Month for May 2021

Aedan's behavior has changed so drastically while training at SBG Buford that even his parents and teachers are noticing a difference. This is the kind of improvement that makes us beam with pride, and reminds us of why our job is so much more important than just coaching kids. The SBG Buford Kids Jiu Jitsu […]
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