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  • Dylan Zerof is Straight Blast Gym Buford’s Martial Arts Students of the Month for May of 2021


    Dylan has lost 40 pounds since he began training at Straight Blast Gym in Buford. 😮

    Dylan came to SBG Buford in May of 2020, shortly after we were set free from the mandatory stay-at-home COVID ordinance. Dylan began training in our Muay Thai program, as he was itching for something new and exciting way to lose weight, while also learning a kickass new skillset.

    It wasn’t long before he discovered Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and that’s when Dylan’s progress really began to explode.

    Dylan fell in love with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu while in our Foundations program, and in short order he found himself regularly attending BOTH the 12pm and evening BJJ classes. And I’m not saying that he alternates between afternoon and evening Jiu Jitsu classes….he takes them both on the same day!

    In addition to often training twice per day, Dylan has also been doing private lessons with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Coach Woo Ko. The extra attention to detail that he’s received from Coach Woo has seen Dylan’s progression accelerate very quickly in a short amount of time. Coach Woo had this to say about Dylan and his BJJ journey:

    “Recenty Dylan has been putting it on guys that are a lot bigger than him. He’s got a very good understanding of how to get maximum results without having to use maximum effort, and he uses that to catch submissions on his teammates. I really appreciate that he comes to our sessions wanting to get better at the fundamentals of BJJ instead of working on a bunch of flashy techniques.”

    In addition to putting in time on the mats, Dylan has made major changes to his diet and strength & conditioning routine. Through a combination of all of these things, Dylan has lost a staggering 40 pounds over the past 11 months. The results are not only evident just by looking at him, but you certainly feel the difference when you train with him on the Jiu Jitsu mats. His endurance and explosiveness have noticeably improved. That, combined with all of the time he spends training in martial arts made him an easy choice for SBG Buford’s Martial Arts Student of the Month for May of 2021.

    When Dylan is not killing it at Straight Blast Gym Buford you can find him playing music. This man is a nasty guitar player!

    Congratulations Dylan, and keep up the amazing 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.