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    Phillipe Gentry (Owner)

    Introducing the driving force behind the accomplishments of Straight Blast Gym Atlanta, the owner, Phillipe Gentry. His story goes beyond that of a gym owner. He is a champion in all aspects of life. In this blog post, we will take a dive into the character of a man who not only thrives in the world of martial arts but also excels in family, business, and community. Phillipe’s unwavering passion and dedication form the foundation of our gym’s triumphs, and his personal journey exemplifies unyielding determination, continuous growth, and effective leadership at its finest.

    Fueled by Passion

    Our owner, Phillipe Gentry, is not just a leader in the tribe but also a winner in every aspect of life. Whether it’s personal achievements, business endeavors, or even inside the octagon. His competitive spirit goes beyond martial arts; it extends to being an exceptional father and husband, building a successful business, and nurturing a thriving MMA team. 

    Phillipe’s journey has been a process of growth. He has always been eager to learn (from books and other resources) while surrounding himself with leaders both within and outside the gym. He understands that sometimes people need to find their paths aligned with their passions in order to contribute to the vision. Providing support and creating space for growth are his tools for nurturing our community.

    Phillipe brings with him a background spanning over 25 years that has provided him with valuable insights from various businesses and distilled the core principles of success. His continuous learning mindset and willingness to embrace ideas have kept Straight Blast Gym at the forefront of the Atlanta market.

    Additionally, his extensive coaching experience spanning 15 years is an asset that greatly contributes to the development of coaches and the overall growth of our business.

    Leadership Qualities

    Phillipe’s leadership qualities can be summarized in three aspects: his unwavering determination to succeed, his concern for people, and his commitment to effective communication. His competitive spirit continuously propels us forward, while his empathy fosters a nurturing environment. Moreover, his ability to communicate and influence others helps our organization thrive as a unit.

    The Path Ahead

    As the owner, Phillipe’s main responsibility is to drive our business mission. This entails ensuring all departments work seamlessly together and collaborating with the leadership team to achieve our vision. His mission is crystal clear: take charge of our gym locations, empower leaders within our organization, and foster continuous growth for a more dominant SBG.

    In Conclusion;

    In the communities of SBG Buford and SBG Atlanta, Phillipe serves as an inspiration with his unwavering determination, heartfelt empathy, and effective communication skills. His path from being a martial-artist to achieving success as a business owner demonstrates the power of passion and continuous growth. As we move forward, Phillipe’s objective is crystal clear: to lead our gym locations, empower leaders within our organization, and foster growth for a SBG community.

    Sean Coleman

    is one of the longest tenured coaches at SBG Atlanta. He has been training / coaching / competing in Jiu Jitsu, MMA, and other programs since 2011 and holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.