Stirewalt Dominates at KOTC!!!



SBG Idaho Coach Stephen Stirewalt continued his winning ways in Las Vegas, this past Saturday, October 7, at King of the Cage: Future Legends 39. Stirewalt earned a dominant unanimous decision victory over Gracie Humaita brown belt, Alberto Romo. After a brief flurry to start round 1, Romo jumped on a guillotine choke. Stirewalt successfully defended before Romo switched to a kimura armlock. Again, Stirewalt defended successfully, and then began posturing up and landing hard shots on the ground. As Romo continued to hunt for submissions, Stirewalt calmly regained dominant positioning before continuing to punish with his ground and pound. As the round wore on, Romo’s energy level dropped, and Stirewalt became more aggressive, gaining mount, back control, and hunting for a Darce choke. Rounds two and three were near mirror images of each other, with Romo coming out aggressively and gaining a takedown, before Stirewalt used the cage to stand, reverse, and gain a takedown of his own. From there, Stirewalt continued to dominate the positional grappling battle, while landing damaging strikes from top. Overall. it was a fantastic display of well-rounded mixed martial-artistry!
This victory brings Stephen to 2-0 in 2017 and we are excited to see what the future holds for the purple belt coach! A big thanks to all of the coaches and training partners for being a part of Coach Stephen’s preparation for this fight. Our success is a reflection of the strength and support we receive from our Tribe!
If you are interested in learning from Coach Stephen, or any of our other world class coaches, click the “Wanna Train” link at the top of our website. One of our schedulers will contact you for a FREE consultation and private lesson. We look forward to seeing you at Boise’s Best Martial Arts Gym!!!

GBC Idaho Halloween Party/Dodgeball Tournament, October 28!!!


Get ready to put the FUN in FUNdraising with SBG Idaho’s First Annual Halloween Party/Dodgeball Tournament Fundraiser for the Gorilla Booster Club of Idaho! The tournament will consists of teams of 6 competing to be the first ever GBC Idaho Dodgeball Champion! $30 gets your team in on the fun. We will have a potluck to accompany the tournament and remember to dress up in your scariest costume for the costume contest! All funds will go to the Gorilla Booster Club, which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, with the goal of helping individuals grow physically, mentally, and emotionally through competitive endeavors.

Our athletes here at SBG Idaho travel far and wide to test themselves in BJJ, boxing, kickboxing, and MMA. Funds raised help cover costs such as hotels, gas/travel, and entry fees, which can add up and make competition a very real financial burden. We look forward to a spooky fun night of competition and bonding with our tribe. See You October 28!!!

Free Women’s Self Defense Seminar November 11!!!


SBG Idaho is committed to providing the most practical and functional martial arts training in Boise. We feel like this knowledge should be shared, not just with our students, but to the community as a whole! November 11, as a service to the public we are offering 2 hours of real, practical methods of self defense from SBG Black Belt World Champion Leah Taylor absolutely FREE! Coach Leah is one of the head coaches at SBG Montana in Kalispell, and has dedicated her life to teaching BJJ and self defense to everyone from kids to adults. In addition to this, Leah puts her practice to use at the highest level- recently winning the IBJJF Master’s World Championship at the Black Belt Level in August! Come learn real self defense methods that will protect you, and those you love, on November 11th from 2pm-4pm at SBG Idaho. We are located at 528 S Americana Blvd in the heart of downtown Boise.

Please call 208-935-6264 or email us at to reserve your spot soon, as space will be limited!


SBG Idaho Grapplers Win Big at NAGA Utah!



A huge contingent of SBG Idaho Growing Gorillas and adult competitors traveled to Farmington, Utah Saturday, September 30th, for the North American Grappling Association’s fall event. Kids, adults, and coaches showed incredible skill and poise in every match, and came back to Boise with plenty of hardware in hand. The hard work that everyone has been putting in during training was on full display, and we are incredibly proud of each and every competitor and coach for their help and performances throughout the long day of competition! Special shout out to our extended Tribe at SBG Elko for their fantastic performances as well!

Congrats to all and we look forward to continuing our winning ways at the next tournament!

SBG Idaho Takes 3rd at Impact BJJ Tournament!!!



SBG Idaho had a small team, but big success, at the Idaho Impact BJJ Tournament in Twin Falls, Idaho, Saturday, September 23rd! Our team of 8 competitors took 3rd overall in the gi Standings, placing ahead of many school with much larger contingents!

Congrats to our competition team and coaches for continually producing quality, high level martial artists from kids all the way to adults! If you are interested in competing or just training at the best martial arts school in Boise click the “Wanna Train” link at the top of our website and our scheduler will set you up with a consultation and FREE intro

SBG Idaho Places 3rd in “Best of Boise”!!!


The results are in for the 2017 Boise Weekly “Best of Boise” winners, and SBG Idaho finished in 3rd place for “Best Local Gym” in Boise!!! We finished behind first place winner, the Treasure Valley YMCA, and runner-up Axiom Fitness, both of which are established gyms with huge member bases in Boise. We are excited not only to place, but to be the only Martial Arts facility represented in the category! We want to thank every part of our Tribe for making this possible- our coaches and staff who help make our gym a safe, fun, challenging place to learn and develop, and our members for entrusting us with your growth and development physically, mentally, and emotionally. The Tribe and community we have here at SBG Idaho is what sets us apart from every other gym in Idaho, and we look forward to taking the top spot next year!!!