Owner / Muay Thai / Fitness Kickboxing / Kids BJJ

Jim Sheppard

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With Sbg Since 2013

Coach Jim is the other owner of SBG Atlanta & Buford (and some would say the louder one). He has worked in the martial arts and fitness industry for nearly 20 years and is a major proponent of having fun while training hard. Whether he is leading a Fitness Kickboxing class, coaching Muay Thai in his favorite short-shorts, or working with our young Growing Gorilla students, Coach Jim is going to bring good energy and enthusiasm to the mat.

Coach Jim is a former amateur Muay Thai & Kickboxing competitor and has over a decade of striking experience. "I love teaching people Muay Thai, regardless of their end-game. Whether a student is just looking for a fun and exciting way to get in shape or they have competitive desires, I just want them to love the sport as much as I do."

In addition to coaching, Coach Jim loves training in Muay Thai classes, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes, and playing music (he slaps the bass) with other musicians; several of whom are fellow SBG athletes. If you are a fan of playing Fantasy Football, holler at him...but only if you're not in a hurry to go anywhere.

Jim Sheppard
BJJ Blue Belt
atlanta, buford