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  • Matt Dubois is Straight Blast Gym Atlanta’s Martial Arts Student of the Month for December 2022


    Immediately after joining the Straight Blast Gym tribe this past April, Matt established himself as an incredible addition to our team.

    Matt discovered Straight Blast Gym’s newest location in Atlanta with his friend Devin. They were looking for something new to sink their teeth into. As Matt said on his first-day questionairre:

    “I’m looking for something new to learn and will keep me engaged,and I want something that I can be a part of.”

    Matt began attending Foundations Jiu Jitsu and Fitness Kickboxing classes after enrolling with SBG Atlanta, but it wasn’t until around August when he really kicked his training into overdrive. From that point on he was a staple of SBG Atlanta pretty much every single night of the week.

    Muay Thai and Fitness Kickboxing coach Jim Sheppard said this about Matt:

    “Matt is exactly the type of person we want training with us. Not only is he a quality training partner, but he’s fun to be around. The thing I probably like about him the most is how gracious he is towards his coaches and teamates. You can tell he really appreciates his time here and his attitude is super contagious. People like Matt bring up everyone around him and reminds us all that what we are doing is fun.”

    In addition to being a staple in SBG’s Jiu Jitsu and Fitness Kickboxing classes, Matt could always be found at gym functions and socials. Whether it’s a night out on the town, tubing down the Chattahoochie River, or Casino Night, Matt is there bringing great energy and enthusiasm.

    All of Matt’s hard work has not only led to better conditioning and self-defense skills, but an incredible physical transformation.

    Since he began training at Straight Blast Gym Atlanta, Matt has lost 40 pounds!!

    Congratulations on your amazing physial transformation, Matt, and thank you for being such an incredible member of the SBG tribe.

    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.