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  • Vanessa Taylor is SBG’s August Martial Arts Student of the Month

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    It’s our absolute honor to turn the spotlight onto another remarkable member who has been selected as our Student of the Month – Vanessa. Join us as we delve into Vanessa’s journey, her passion for martial arts, and the incredible positivity and dedication she brings to our tribe.

    Vanessa: The Epitome of Consistency and Positivity

    When it comes to embodying positivity and consistent dedication, Vanessa stands tall as a shining example. Our coaches couldn’t help but notice her unwavering commitment and her positive aura that lights up every class. Coach Woo acknowledges Vanessa’s positivity and consistent presence, while Coach Sean admires Vanessa’s work ethic, coachability, and her humble yet impactful presence within our tribe.

    Vanessa’s consistency and willingness to be coached is exceptional. She is willing to train with anyone, consistently shows up for comp training, and pushes her limits. She is very reserved and quite but she leads through her actions.

    Coach Randy

    A Glimpse into Vanessa’s World

    Before we dive deeper into Vanessa’s journey at SBG, let’s take a moment to get to know her beyond the mats. Vanessa is not just a martial arts enthusiast – she’s a business owner, a dog trainer to be exact, helping people create stronger bonds with their furry companions. When she’s not at the gym or training dogs, she’s an avid outdoor explorer, lifting at the gym, and delving into the intriguing world of psychology. Her curiosity about human behavior and personal growth is truly inspiring.

    Embracing Martial Arts: A Journey to Self-Growth

    Vanessa’s martial arts journey was sparked by her desire for personal growth and challenges. She recognized the mental and physical benefits that martial arts could offer and decided to take the plunge. With a natural interest in martial arts, she found herself captivated by the combination of mental, physical, and self-defense aspects of BJJ and Muay Thai. It was Paula Pracz who introduced her to SBG, sharing tales of the fun-filled events and the inviting atmosphere that piqued Vanessa’s curiosity.

    Defying Limits and Embracing Challenges

    For Vanessa, the beauty of martial arts lies in its capacity to challenge and inspire growth. While the journey may be tough, the rewards are immeasurable. BJJ, in particular, became a haven where she could channel her emotions and energy. The challenges that once seemed daunting now serve as stepping stones for her personal progress. The resilience she developed on the mats seamlessly translates to her daily life, creating an overall improvement in her well-being.

    Becoming a Part of the SBG Tribe

    Vanessa’s experience at SBG has been nothing short of extraordinary. She’s found a second home within our tribe, where every member contributes to the supportive environment. From coaches to training partners, everyone has played a role in Vanessa’s journey. The camaraderie and shared passion for growth make her feel right at home, even outside the gym routine. The SBG tribe, for Vanessa, is more than just a training ground – it’s a family united by a common purpose.

    Vanessa’s Journey in Her Words

    When asked about her experience, Vanessa’s insights offer a window into the heart of SBG’s impact:

    “SBG’s teaching methods, from techniques to drills, have made a profound impact on my journey. The emphasis on understanding techniques and practicing them from various positions allows me to truly internalize them. The consistency in the curriculum empowers me to master techniques, while live rolls provide the opportunity to apply them under pressure. The patience and dedication of the coaches stand out, creating an atmosphere of growth.”

    A Glimpse into the Future

    As Vanessa stands at the crossroads of her journey, she’s excited to take on new challenges. With her first competition right around the corner, she’s eager to test her skills and gauge her progress. Beyond the mats, Vanessa is passionate about expanding her business and aspires to travel the world. Her commitment to growth, both personally and in martial arts, continues to inspire us all.

    Celebrating Vanessa: Our Student of the Month

    Let’s join together in applauding Vanessa for her remarkable journey, her unyielding positivity, and her dedication to personal growth. As we uphold our “One Tribe, One Vibe” motto, Vanessa embodies the spirit of unity, growth, and empowerment that defines our SBG community.

    Let Vanessa’s journey inspire us to push our boundaries, embrace challenges, and thrive as a unified tribe. Congratulations, Vanessa – you truly are a beacon of inspiration and growth!

    Sean Coleman

    is one of the longest tenured coaches at SBG Atlanta. He has been training / coaching / competing in Jiu Jitsu, MMA, and other programs since 2011 and holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.