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  • PK Ko is Straight Blast Gym Buford’s Fitness Athlete of the Month for November 2021


    PK, her husband, and her daughter have been training at Straight Blast Gym Buford since 2015.

    PK is the matriarch of the Ko family, and they are the first Legacy members of Straight Blast Gym. As of 2018, PK’s husband Woo is also the General Manager of SBG Buford. One could say that the Ko’s are almost the first family of Straight Blast Gym, lol.

    The Ko’s walked into Straight Blast Gym Buford in the summer of 2015 looking for a place where the entire family could train together under one roof. PK’s husband Woo was already a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu blue belt and jumped right into SBG’s martial arts classes. Pk’s daughter Kylie enrolled in our Kids Jiu Jitsu classes, while PK herself began taking Fitness Kickboxing and Fitness Performance classes.

    The Ko’s didn’t know it at the time, but they were just beginning what would be a long and successful martial arts and fitness journey with Straight Blast Gym Buford.

    After about a year of training, PK and her family were invited to become Legacy members of Straight Blast Gym. Legacy is the top tier of SBG membership, and only those students that are held to the highest regard are invited to this program. PK, Woo, and Kylie accepted the invite and became SBG Buford’s very first Legacy students.

    Over the years, PK has been one of the most consistent fitness athletes at Straight Blast Gym. Even with changes to her career and raising (what is now) a teenage daughter, she has remained physically active throughout it all.

    When SBG was closed down because of the COVID pandemic, PK stayed active, including the video fitness workouts that were being sent out by Coach James and doing Jiu Jitsu with her daughter Kylie.

    PK’s husband, and SBG Buford General Manager & Jiu Jitsu Coach, Woo Ko told us this about his wife:

    “PK loves the camaraderie at the gym. A lot of her friends train in class with her so it’s not only her time to exercise but also to socialize. My wife also enjoys meeting new students and being able to help get them acclimated to their new surroundings.”

    PK has become an ambassador of sorts for SBG Buford, being one of our longest tenured and most respected athletes. She is always incredibly welcoming to her new teammates and makes them feel right at home.

    PK’s willingness and enthusiasm towards welcoming and socializing with her teammates has made her quite popular at SBG. Over the years, PK has been very active in more than just our Fitness Kickboxing and Performance classes. Anytime there is a gym-related event, whether it is a Fight Night, Casino Night, Gym Social, weddings, etc, PK is there to take part and support her teammates.

    Congratulations on being November’s Fitness Athlete of the Month, PK!

    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.