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    SBG Spring Camp is upon us!!


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    SBG Camp is an unbelievable opportunity to learn from some of the best Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, MMA, and Judo coaches in the world. In addition to being surrounded by SBG head coaches, you’ll get to meet and train with other SBG athletes from all over North America.



    A typical SBG camp experience looks something like this:


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    Friday night there is an open mat, where you get to meet and train with the other athletes and coaches. Following the open mat, we’ll break into 4 separate groups that you’ll rotate through, spending 10-15 minuteson each, with a different SBG coach/athlete at each.

    Saturday starts with an invite only MMA session (open to amateur fighters) followed by two sections. Sections are 90 minutes in length and each is taught by a different SBG head coach. Sometimes it’s BJJ, sometimes it’s striking, sometimes is wrestling, or cage work, or judo….but it’s always awesome. After lunch there are 2 more sections before the day is completed.

    Saturday night SBG Athens will host a dinner and meet & greet at a local brewery. This is a time to kick back, enjoy some drinks, and mingle with all of the other coaches and athletes. I’ve personally developed relationships with a lot of people from different SBG’s after meeting them at this event.

    Sunday is similar to Saturday; two sections in the morning, lunch, and 2 afternoon sections.


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    Some of the coaches that have taught sections in the past include Matt Thornton, Travis Davison, Chris Conolley, John Kavanagh, Stephen Whittier, Phillipe Gentry, Rory and Adam Singer, and more. No matter what they decide to teach, you know that it is going to be high level.



    SBG Camp is more than just martial arts, it’s like a mini vacation with your brothers and sisters from the gym. When we aren’t training, we’ll be eating, wining, dining, and partying it up in Athens. It is truly the experience of a lifetime.


    Do yourself a favor and register by February 25th to take advantage of the early bird savings.


    SBG Spring Camp Tickets can be acquired right here.


    See you in Athens!


    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.