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  • Aiden Coutu is August’s Kid of the Month!


    Aiden’s father brought him to Straight Blast Gym Buford this past May, looking for a place to help his son get more familiar with his own body and maximize his strength potential.

    “I personally used to train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in college and I wrestled in high school. It was one of the best skill sets I ever learned plus it was a huge confidence builder. I wanted him to learn what he can accomplish from hard work, dedication, and commitment. What better way to learn then jiu jitsu training!”

    With that, Aiden became a part of Straight Blast Gym Buford’s Kids Martial Arts program. Joining the Chimpanzee age group (7 – 9 years old), Aiden took to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu like a fish to water. Head Kids Martial Arts Coach Sean Coleman had this to say about Aiden.

    “He is a such a coachable and enthusiastic kid. He comes to the sparring sessions and does an amazing job of putting the drills to use and showing that he has been paying attention and learning. He’s a great contribution to our tribe!”

    Aiden’s father, Jeremy, added the following:

    “Aiden’s favorite part about the gym is having the opportunity to spar…. He loves applying what he learns in class.”

    Great job, Aiden! Keep up the good work.

    Jim Sheppard

    is one of the co-owners of Straight Blast Gym Buford and Straight Blast Gym Atlanta. He has been training / coaching / competing in Muay Thai since 2013 and holds a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.