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  • Alexandra White is Straight Blast Gym Atlanta’s Kids Martial Arts Student of the Month for July 2022


    Alexandra and her father, James, both train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Straight Blast Gym Atlanta.

    “I knew the benefits of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu from my own time spent on the mats and I wanted my daughter to experience the same thing. The training is so empowering and instills so much confidence. I don’t want Alexandra to ever feel bad about herself or physically vulnerable.

    These are the words of Alexandra’s father, James. James also trains Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Straight Blast Gym Atlanta, coming on-board during our pre-sale, before we even opened our doors this past Spring. Shortly after enrolling himself, he brought Alexandra on board to be a part of our Growing Gorillas Jiu Jitsu program. It wasn’t long before Alexandra was spreading her big personality to everyone in the gym, immediately adding a mega dose of energy into our Kids BJJ classes.

    Kids Jiu Jitsu Coach Randy Garcia said this about his young student:

    “Alexandra always comes into the gym with bright, bubbly energy. When training, it’s hard to get kids to understand how to be a progressive training partner, allowing your teammate to get in good, solid training reps. Alexandra, especially for her age, is remarkable at giving her teammates manageable, but challenging reps.”

    Alexandra has already earned a pair of stripes on her Jiu Jitsu white belt, signifying progress in her technique and skillset. We suspect it might have something to do with Alexandra and her dad getting in extra reps at home. 😂

    James White added this about his daughter:

    “I can see her becoming more capable, and her confidence is going up and up. Over the past couple of months she’s become more comfortable in her own body.

    “She’s the sweetest little savage you’ll ever meet.”

    When she’s not doing Jiu Jitsu at SBG Atlanta, Alexandra can also be found participating in swim team and gymnastics. At home, she loves to sing and draw.

    Congratulations to July’s Kids Martial Arts Student of the Month, Alexandra White!!

    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.