Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is the ultimate in martial arts and self-defense training. It combines elements of Muay Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling, and Judo.
Straight Blast Gym Atlanta has created one of the premier mixed martial arts programs in the state of Georgia, sporting both amateur and professional mixed martial arts fighters in our gym.
Why do MMA athletes and aspiring MMA athletes come to SBG? Because our unique training methodologies have put out top level fighters like Conor McGregor, Artum Lobov, and Gunnar Nelson.
Straight Blast Gym incorporates ‘Aliveness’ into our training. Aliveness utilizes movement, timing and energy inside of traditional drills and concepts to replicate real-life scenarios and situations, ensuring maximum preparedness for anyone needing to utilize their skills in competition or a self-defense scenario.
If you're wanting the highest quality MMA training led by a group of elite striking, Jiu Jitsu, and wrestling instructors, Straight Blast Gym Atlanta is your best bet.
Coach Phillipe is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt and accomplished Mixed Martial Artist. Nothing gets Coach more fired up than hearing an SBG members success story, and over the years he’s been fortunate enough to hear plenty. In addition to helping people gain confidence, stand up for themselves, lose weight and gain strength, Coach Phillipe has helped build two MMA state Champions, numerous Jiu Jitsu gold medalists and a tribe of incredible coaches.
What makes Phillipe’s coaching unique is his ability to dissect martial arts techniques and teach them in easily digestible pieces. By doing this Coach Phillipe is able to make complex movements easy to absorb and use in a practical way.
The two main components of Mixed Martial Arts are striking and grappling. For this reason, all beginners who wish to train Mixed Martial Arts at SBG will first go through our Muay Thai Foundations program and our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Foundations program.
Our MMA classes are less geared toward teaching striking and grappling techniques and primarily geared toward putting striking and grappling techniques together in a live fighting scenario. For this reason, you must already have a base level of technique to participate and you're expected to be engaging in ongoing Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training as you attend Mixed Martial Arts classes.
For new athletes with existing experience, we will evaluate your skill set and make a decision on where to place you after that evaluation. Either way, sign up for a free private class so you can experience MMA at SBG Atlanta.