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Carolena Valencia is Straight Blast Gym Buford's Kids Martial Arts Student of the Month for January 2022

Carolena recently came back to SBG Buford's Kids Jiu Jitsu program, and what a fantastic addition she has been. As the year 2019 came to a close, Meagan and Julio Valencia decided that they wanted to get their daughter, Carolena, involved in a new sport and after-school activity. Her dad was looking at doing Brazilian […]
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Josh Rector is Straight Blast Gym Buford's Fitness Athlete of the Month for January of 2022

When a nagging injury forced Josh to take a hiatus from training in Jiu Jitsu, he didn't miss a beat a stepped into our Fitness Performance classes. Josh began training at Straight Blast Gym Buford in the summer of 2018. It was Josh and his son, Garrett, both looking to get involved in our Jiu […]
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Samer Sabbagh is Straight Blast Gym Buford's Martial Arts Student of the Month for January 2022

SBG athlete Samer Sabbagh was recently awarded his purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Samer has been training with the SBG tribe since the summer of 2018. He had some previous Jiu Jitsu training but it was his arrival at Straight Blast Gym that really kicked his martial arts training into overdrive. He immediately became […]
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Rachael Jankiewicz is Straight Blast Gym Buford's Fitness Athlete of the Month for December 2021

Rachael has lost 40 pounds since she began training in SBG Buford's Fitness Kickboxing program this past July. 😮 👏 This past summer, Rachael enrolled in our Fitness Kickboxing program in search of a change. Not just a change to her physical apperance, but to her daily routine and mental well-being. She had just lost […]
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Straight Blast Gym's Jiu Jitsu Program in 2022

We love the positive energy that comes with the new year here at SBG!  Witnessing all of the New Year's goals being chased after with renewed energy is inspiring.  And seeing the positive change that comes from those goals being met is why we do what we do.  In the spirit of positive change, we […]
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Mark McMinn is Straight Blast Gym Buford's Martial Arts Student of the Month for December 2021

Mark and his son Judah both train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Straight Blast Gym Buford. Mark walked into SBG Buford this past March in search of a new activity and way of staying in shape. He had been working out in his home gym and was in search of something more engaging, more hands-on, and […]
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Rickson Gracie Jiu Jitsu Certified Instructor in Decatur, Georgia

We are delighted to announce that Straight Blast Gym Jiu Jitsu Coach Phil Genty has had his second degree black belt certified by Grand Master Rickson Gracie. In many martial arts circles, Rickson Gracie is considered the greatest Jiu Jitsu athlete of all time. The son of Helio Gracie, Rickson is also the uncle of Rener and Ryron Gracie, and […]
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Harrison Watkins is Straight Blast Gym Buford's Martial Arts Kid of the Month for December 2021

Harrison Watkins is a part of our new Spidermonkey Jiu Jitsu program, designed for kids that are 4 and 5-years-old Harrison began training at Straight Blast Gym Buford this past summer. At only four years old, Harrison was new to extracurricular activities and still trying to figure out what sport he wanted to be a […]
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Shadowboxing for Muay Thai and Kickboxing

One of the most imporant training methods you can imploy as a Muay Thai or Kickboxing athlete is shadowboxing. Shadowboxing is crucial in keeping up with good form, technique, and cardio (depending on the intensity of your shadowboxing rounds). We shadowbox to essentially ‘mimic’ our fight scenarios with the knowledge we obtained in class, or maybe […]
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SBG Buford Thanksgiving Food Collection

Straight Blast Gym is collecting and donating food for local families in the Buford area The students and athletes of Straight Blast Gym Buford have a rich tradition of stepping up to and donating their time and money when called upon if they know that it will help those in need. From donating to women […]
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