Summer Buddy Week, June 10-14!!!

With school ending and the temperatures rising, there’s no better time than now to share SBG Idaho with a friend! Summer is a time to unwind from the grind of classes and enjoy some new things we may not have had time for during school. So help that friend of yours make the most of their summer, by bringing them to Buddy Week, June 10-14, and showing them what a fun and rewarding experience training at SBG can be! Not only can you win a free MONTH of training for your friend, but also a spin on our awesome prize wheel!!!

Members must attend class with their buddy, meaning CAP level students would be reinforcing their fundamentals in Foundations classes with their buddy. They will need to fill out a waiver sheet to attend class, so plan on arriving a little early to accommodate the paperwork! If you have any further questions be sure to find a coach or staff member at the gym and we look forward to a mat full of new friends next week!!!

SBG Idaho Goes 3-0 at FSF 19!!!

April 19, 2019 – Boise, Idaho SBG Idaho MMA athletes made it a clean sweep at Front Street Fights 19: McKinney vs McIntyre. Stephen Stirewalt (3-1 MMA, 2-0 FSF) notched another professional victory with a 3rd round submission over Leon Taylor in the evening’s co-main event. On the amateur undercard, Noah Shultz (4-2 MMA, 3-1 FSF) made quick work of the previously undefeated Nacho Navarro, with a 30 second submission win, and Almir Talic (2-0 MMA, 3-0 FSF) recorded yet another first round finish, with a TKO stoppage over Tanner Chapman.

Fight breakdown as follows-

Noah Shultz (SBG Idaho) winner over Nacho Navarro via Submission (Guillotine Choke), 00:33 Round 1

Shultz opens the fight pressuring Navarro with feints before landing a low kick. Navarro quickly responds in kind. Shultz retreats momentarily into southpaw before firing off a headkick that lands clean on Navarro’s browline. Navarro is hurt and shoots in quickly. Shultz defends the shot and jumps guard into a tight guillotine choke. After a brief struggle, Navarro is forced to tap. Congrats Noah on a flawless performance, you continue to develop and impress with every fight!

 

Almir Talic (SBG Idaho) winner over Tanner Chapman via TKO, 2:55 Round 1

Talic taker the center of the cage and backs Chapman up with a headkick from southpaw, and Chapman responds with a few punches. Talic continues to pressure with feints before landing a strong leg kick that knocks Chapman off balance. Talic goes back for another low kick, but Chapman catches it and hustles him to the ground. Talic attempts to close his guard, but his left foot in caught. Talic locks down rubber guard on his right side and goes to work with strikes from his back. Chapman stands and Talic goes for an armbar, but his trapped foot prevents it. Chapman lands a few hammer fists from top and attempts to pass before Talic is able to secure his closed guard. Talic climbs his legs high, preventing any attempts to posture by Chapman. Talic attempts a few armbars, but Chapman manages to slam his way out. Talic eventually finds the right angle however, sweeping Chapman directly into mount. Talic immediately begins raining down hard punches, forcing the referee, Rulon Day, to intervene seconds before the round ends! Beautiful work Almir, we are proud of the mental and physical growth shown in this fight!

 

Stephen Stirewalt (SBG Idaho) winner over Leon Taylor via Submission (Rear Naked Choke),  1:14 Round 3

Stirewalt immediately takes the center of the cage, backing Taylor up against the fence. A kick by Taylor is caught by Stirewalt, who fires off a few punches before clinching and lifting Taylor off the cage with a double leg. Stirewalt passes quickly to side control, where he fires off short elbows to the head of Taylor. Taylor eventually manages to get his guard back and Stirewalt postures and stands. Taylor is able to transition to the 50/50 leglock position, prompting Stirewalt to drop back for a heelhook. Taylor locks in a deep straight ankle lock of his own and sits back hard. Stirewalt remains calm and begins defending his leg, which allows Taylor to land some hammerfists and punches from bottom, bloodying the nose of Stirewalt. Stirewalt eventually frees his leg and begins landing hard punches of his own from top before the round ends.

Round 2 sees Stirewalt immediately back Taylor to the fence and follow a low kick into the clinch for another easy double leg takedown. Taylor secures half guard, but Stirewalt transitions to mount and starts landing hard punches and elbows. Taylor scrambles hard and manages to escape back to his feet, where they exchange knees in the clinch along the fence. Another double leg to mount is reversed by Taylor as he manages to catch the head and roll Stirewalt over into a headlock position. Stirewalt remains calm, escaping the headlock and taking the back of Taylor. Taylor stands against the cage and is scooped up by another Stirewalt double leg and deposited in the center of the cage. From Taylor’s halfguard, Stirewalt eventually passes to mount again, where the punches and elbows flow, opening up a nasty cut on Taylor’s forehead just before the round ends.

The final round again finds Stirewalt backing Taylor to the fence. A strong left hook from Stirewalt drops Taylor to his knees where he immediately shoots for a takedown. A brief scramble ensues before Stirewalt secures the back on Taylor, trapping an arm in the process. Stirewalt methodically snakes his arm under the neck of Taylor, forcing the tap! Great fight Stephen, you showed composure, technique, and grit in the face of a motivated, determined opponent. Well earned victory!!!

As always, thanks you to our athletes that represent themselves and the gym with courage and class. Thank you to all the coaches and training partners for the countless hours spent helping prepare everyone for battle. Finally, thank you to the SBG Tribe here in Idaho and around the world for all the great support! One Tribe, One Vibe!!!

Hernandez Makes Pro Debut at CES MMA!

SBG Idaho MMA athlete, Stephanie Hernandez, will make her professional MMA debut at CES MMA 56, May 31 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, CT! Hernandez will meet Marisa Messer-Belenchia (2-0 MMA, 1-0 CES) in a professional atomweight bout! Classic Entertainment & Sports (CES) has been promoting mixed martial arts for nearly 10 years, and is considered the premier organization on the East Coast, with many of their athletes making the jump to the UFC and Bellator. CES MMA is also streamed live on UFC Fight Pass, providing invaluable exposure for younger athletes.

Hernandez was originally scheduled for one last amateur contest on May 25 for King of the Cage: Resurgence. But when the opportunity to make the transition to the professional ranks presented itself, she jumped on it. As one of the most active competitors at SBG Idaho, Hernandez is undoubtedly ready to take the next step in her career!

As always, show your support for our hard-working SBG athletes, and for more information on the event visit https://www.cesmma.com/ and https://www.ufc.tv/page/fightpass!

Kristian Woodmansee BJJ Seminar Set for June 29th!!!

We are excited to host Atos Black Belt, Roots Athletics owner, and IBJJF Black Belt Champion Kristian Woodmansee for a 2-Hour seminar Saturday, June 29th as a part of his 2019 Idaho Seminar Tour. Nicknamed “The Dream Killer”, Kristian Woodmansee is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt under André Galvão, and is also considered one of the top rooster-weight competitors of his generation. In addition to being an accomplished competitor, Woodmansee is also a fantastic instructor, serving as one of the head coaches at Drysdale Jiu Jitsu before founding Roots Athletics in Philadelphia, PA. Do not miss this opportunity to learn from a fantastic martial artist and Black Belt World Champion!

All Schools and affiliates are welcome! The cost is $60, with registration open now at the SBG Idaho front desk or at store.combatfitness.com.

Hernandez Return at KOTC: Resurgence!!!

SBG Purple Belt Stephanie Hernandez (2-2 MMA, 1-0 KOTC) returns to the MMA cage at KOTC: Resurgence on Saturday, May 25 from the Chinook Winds Casino Resort in Lincoln City, Oregon. Hernandez comes in on a 2-fight win streak, most recently securing a title-clinching rear naked choke victory against Brittany Guillemin back in March of 2018 at Mountain Force MMA 1. Hernandez is one of SBG Idaho’s most active competitors and we are excited to see her show off her recent improvement. Hernandez will be making the move down to atomweight (105 lb) for this bout, taking on Irene White (2-4, 0-0 KOTC) in a three round scrap. This will be Hernandez’s second trip to the KOTC Cage and we anticipate another victory and outstanding showing! The fight will air both on Mav TV and UFC Fight Pass, so even if you are not able to be there live to show your support you will still be able to watch the event from Boise!

Be sure to wish Stephanie good luck next time you see her in the gym and if you aren’t already a part of the Tribe, what’s stopping you? Click the “Wanna Train” link at the top of our page and one of our schedulers will contact you about scheduling a gym tour and FREE private lesson with one of our world-class coaches. If you like it, we’ll make you a member! See you soon!

Wanless Returns at MTF Kickboxing 3!!!

SBG Idaho athlete Tim Wanless (1-0, KB, 1-0 MTFKB) makes a quick return to the squared circle when he takes on Salt Lake City’s Renzo Vigo in a middleweight kickboxing bout at Mountain Force Kickboxing 3. Wanless scored a first round headkick knockout in his debut fight at MTF Kickboxing 2 back in February, and almost immediately was back to the gym the following week to improve on that performance. It’s been awesome seeing the improvements that Tim has made since becoming a member just three short years ago! We can’t wait to watch and even better performance on Saturday, May 18th at the Legacy Events Center in Farmington, Utah, or streaming live on FITE.TV!

In the right training environment, with the right coaches and teammates, what could you accomplish in three years? Maybe it’s competing in a kickboxing or jiu-jitsu match. Maybe its losing a few pounds while gaining a ton of new confidence. Take the first step to finding out by contacting us for a gym tour and FREE private lesson with one of our expert coaches! Click the “Wanna Train” link at the top of the page and our scheduler will contact you within 24 hours to get you started on your journey!