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  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champion Jon Thomas Is Coming To SBG Buford


    Jon Thomas will be coming to Straight Blast Gym Buford on Saturday, December 8th, for a sizzling Brazilian Jiu Jitsu seminar.


    Jon Thomas is a 2x world champion, winning the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation’s Pan Am tournament in 2009 and 2011.  He has also won IBJJF Poznan tournaments 4 different times as a black belt. In 2015, Jon opened his own Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academy, Valhalla Jiu Jitsu, in Sweden.


    Jon Thomas came up through the Alliance organization, along with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu coach Phillipe Gentry.  Phillipe will tell you that Jon Thomas is one of the most talented and innovative training partners he has ever worked with; the epitome of not judging a book by its cover.


    “Jon is a scientist, and he looks like a scientist.  But on the mats he is incredible. I’ve seen him smoke guys that are way bigger and more athletic than him, and he made it look easy.  He’s built his career on smart jiu jitsu, which is what he teaches, and is why I’m so excited about what his seminar.”




    Brazilian Jiu Jitsu athletes from all academies and gyms are welcome to attend this event.  Prices are as follows:


    Non-SBG Athletes: $120

    SBG Athletes: $100

    SBG Legacy Athletes: $75

    Athletes can register by calling Straight Blast Gym Buford at 770-277-8741, or emailing us at [email protected].  

    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.