Stirewalt Takes on Lynn at COGA, February 23

SBG Idaho athlete Stephen Stirewalt (2-0 MMA) steps back into the cage February 23 for Combat Games (COGA) “Supreme Showdown 4” at the Tulalip Casino in Marysvilla, Washington. The undefeated prospect looks for his third professional win as he takes on Washington State’s Tycen Lynn (5-3 MMA) in an exciting bantamweight showdown! Stirewalt plans to start the new year with a bang after ending 2018 with one of the most dominant performances of his career – a first round submission of Joe Aguirre at Bellator 205! The SBG Purple Belt has long been a staple of the SBG Idaho fight team, and has really been hitting his stride since turning pro in May of last year. Washington’s Lynn is a game opponent looking to rebound from a tough loss to UFC Veteran Louis Smolka last summer.

Be sure to show your support of Stephen as he trains to bring home another victory! If you are interested in being a part of our competition team, or just want a fantastic way to get in shape in a fun, healthy environment, click the “Wanna Train?” link at the top of our website. Our staff will contact you to set up a FREE private lesson and consultation. We look forward to helping you get the New Year started off right at Idaho’s premier martial arts training facility!

Aslami and Streeter Added to FSF 18

The Pacific Northwest’s premier MMA promotion, Front Street Fights, is back for it’s first event of 2019, and as always, SBG Idaho will be well represented! The amateur undercard of the February 1st event will see SBG athletes, Briley Streeter and Kyle Aslami, join teammate Andrew Cruz, as he battles Drew Brokenshire for the FSF Featherweight Championship in the evening’s main event!

Aslami (2-1 MMA, 2-0 FSF) takes on the debuting Trystan Hutchinson (0-0 MMA) in a catchweight matchup at 130 lb. CenturyLink Arena has been a great home field for Aslami as he is undefeated in two appearances inside its walls, including a devastating knockout at FSF 14.

Streeter (1-0 MMA, 0-0 FSF) makes his second trip to the cage as he takes on Twin Falls native Tim Cameron (1-4 MMA, 0-2 FSF), in a featherweight showdown. Streeter hopes for another emphatic finish after his debut submission victory at Mountain Force MMA 4 in August.

Both athletes are as dedicated as they come, and are excited for the chance to showcase their recent improvements! Tickets are available at the Century Arena box office, or show your support by purchasing directly from the athletes themselves! We look forward to a huge showing from the SBG Idaho Tribe as we kick off the 2019 fight season!

Coach Whittier Returns to Boise Feb 2-3!!!

SBG Blackbelt Coach Stephen Whittier will be visiting us again for a two day STRIKING seminar February 2-3! Stephen Whittier is the head coach at SBG East Coast. He holds a black belt in BJJ (under Roberto Maia) and the honorary title of Kru in Muay Thai, recently earning the rank of Red Mongkol (one of only four coaches in the country to achieve that rank). He is also a black belt in Jeet Kune Do, Shotokan Karate and a second degree black belt in Filipino Kali/Eskrima. 

Stephen has coached and trained with elite fighters in Muay Thai, BJJ and MMA, including some UFC household names. But his coaching style is not solely for the elite. Stephen is also the developer of programs concentrating on coaching students over 40 in BJJ. The ability to coach some of the best fighters in the world, as well as beginners and older students, demonstrates not just unparalleled knowledge, but also an ability to teach that that is second to none.

The cost is $80 for the entire weekend and will run from 10am-noon, followed by an hour lunch break, and another session from 1-3pm. Students are asked to bring both boxing gloves and shinguards. This is a great opportunity for any student to improve their striking game no matter their skill or experience level!

Sign ups will be available at the front desk or at store.combatfitness.com. We look forward to having Coach Whittier back in Boise, and look forward to seeing you all February 2-3!

Bentley & Hernandez Set for PGI 5 January 19!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SBG Idaho submission grapplers, Brad Bentley and Stephanie Hernandez, have been selected to compete at the prestigious Proving Grounds Invitational on Saturday, January 19 at the Church & State Event Center in Layton, Utah!

Proving Grounds is an invite only, submission only, winner-take-all tournament. The winner in each weight division (160-, 160-190, and 190+) will take home a cash prize. The event will be conducted under the EBI (Eddie Bravo Invitational) rule set. 

SBG Black Belt and Coach, Bentley, will be competing in the under 160 lb Black Belt division and will take on a stacked division full of some of the region’s other top competitors!

SBG Purple Belt and mixed martial artist, Hernandez, will be competing in the Women’s Open Weight Blue/Purple Belt division! This will mark the first ever PGI women’s tournament and features 16 of the top female grapplers and martial artists in the region!

For a thorough explanation of the EBI rule set, check out http://www.flograppling.com/video/809348-onnit-invitational-ebi-rules-explained.

For more event information or to purchase tickets, go to http://www.provinggroundsinvitational.com/.

Wimp 2 Warrior Coming to Idaho!!!

Wimp 2 Warrior, the worldwide MMA personal transformation program, is coming to Idaho in 2019! Even more exciting is the fact that SBG Idaho will be the host gym for the inaugural season!

Starting this coming February, Wimp 2 Warrior and SBG Idaho will take regular people on a five month early morning MMA and fitness training program designed to help them become the absolute best versions of themselves. This journey will see these people break through physical and emotional barriers, while building their warrior body and spirit. At the end of the training camp, these people will step into the cage and compete in a sanctioned MMA fight on a Wimp 2 Warrior Promotion! 

To learn more about the Wimp 2 Warrior Idaho Series and how you can get started on your own personal transformation journey, go to https://landing.wimp2warrior.com/idaho-1

Our coaches and staff are incredibly excited for this opportunity and we can’t wait to help others find their happiness and fulfillment through martial arts and fitness!!!

 

 

 

Cruz Battles Brokenshire for the FSF Featherweight Title February 6th!!!

After nine months away, Front Street Fights will return to Centurylink Arena Friday, February 6 with FSF 18! The Pacific Northwest’s premier MMA organization continues to showcase the best that the region has to offer and FSF 18 is no different, with SBG Idaho’s Andrew “Hurricane” Cruz (5-3 MMA, 1-1 FSF) taking on Drew “The Eternal Fire” Brokenshire (18-9 MMA, 1-0 FSF). Cruz showed tremendous growth and improvement as a martial artist in 2018, capping it off with a beautiful armbar finish of Nathan Stolen at Bellator 205 back in September! Cruz looks to use his trademark pace and tenacity to take the Front Street Fights Featherweight title from the tough, 10-year veteran Brokenshire.  More SBG Idaho athletes are sure to be announced for the event in the near future. We look forward to an arena full of our SBG Idaho Tribe supporting our athletes on Februrary 1!

For more event information, check out https://centurylinkarenaboise.com/events/front-street-fights-18-brokenshire-vs-cruz/. Event tickets can be purchased from the fighters directly.

If you are interested in competing, or you just want a fantastic place to learn, with an unbeatable atmosphere, click on the “Wanna Train” link at the top of our website. One of our schedulers will set you up with a consultation and FREE private lesson with a member of our world-class coaching staff!

See you all February 1st!