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  • World Renowned Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Coach Henry Akins is coming back to Straight Blast Gym Atlanta


    You asked for us to bring Coach Henry back, and we’re making it happen.

    Henry Akins is one of the most acclaimed Jiu Jitsu practitioners and competitors in the world, known primarily for being only the third American to be awarded a black belt under the legendary Rickson Gracie. With 30 years of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training under his belt, Coach Henry has become one of the most sought-after martial arts coaches when it comes to seminars. Martial Arts enthusiasts from all over the globe have attended Coach Henry’s seminars and camps and the reviews and testimonials are exemplary.

    Coach Phil Gentry, a Jiu Jitsu black belt and the Head Coach of SBG Atlanta said this about Henry:

    “Henry Akins makes you look at Jiu Jitsu in a completely different light. He is a master of efficiency, getting world-class results without having to be a world-class athlete. Whether you are a well-entured black belt or you just recently began training in Jiu Jitsu, Coach Henry will make you better.”

    In the summer of 2022, Henry Akins did a 2-day seminar at SBG Buford & SBG Atlanta and the feedback was phenomenal. As soon as Coach Henry ended the 2nd day of this seminar, the attendees were already demanding that we bring him back again.

    Henry Akins will be bringing his world-renowned brand of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to Straight Blast Gym Atlanta and Straight Blast Gym Buford in July of 2023.

    11am – 2pm on Saturday, July 8th, at Straight Blast Gym Buford

    11am – 2pm on Sunday, July 9th, at Straight Blast Gym Atlanta

    The cost of admission is $150 for one day, or $250 for both days. The curriculum will be different, each day.

    Secure your enrollment by May 30th, 2023 and save $25 on your admission with our special pre-sale

    Full disclosure: Coach Henry’s 2022 seminar at SBG Atlanta sold out weeks before the event, so if you would like to attend don’t delay in locking in your spot. This event will sell out, again.

    If you have any additional questions about your registration you can reach Straight Blast Gym Buford at 770-277-8741 or Straight Blast Gym Atlanta at 404-905-5959. Don’t get left out on the game-changing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu seminar with one of the world’s most popular and acclaimed coaches.

    To enroll, you can call either of the phone numbers listed above, email us at [email protected], or visit us at either Straight Blast Gym Buford or Straight Blast Gym Atlanta.

    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.