Stephen Whittier Seminar Set for January 13-14!!!


Black Belt Stephen Whittier from SBG East Coast will be visiting SBG Idaho for a two day seminar January 13 and 14! 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. He is also a black belt in Jeet Kune Do, Shotokan Karate and a second degree black belt in Filipino Kali/Eskrima. Essentially, he is someone who has gone to near unparalleled lengths to acquire knowledge and expertise in mixed martial arts. When I say ‘mixed martial arts’, we mean this in the truest possible sense; he has not just studied an abridged version of modern MMA, but searched far and wide, training and competing in a huge range of combat sports, evolving from traditional arts to Muay Thai, boxing, and BJJ, in an attempt to find those that are truly functional and applicable. 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 both train some of the best fighters in the world, and adjust his coaching to make his techniques applicable to beginners and older athletes, demonstrates not just an unparalleled knowledge, but also an ability to teach students that is second to none.

 Each Section will run from 10am-3pm with an hour break for lunch at noon. Saturday’s will focus on striking and Sunday will focus on BJJ. The cost of the Seminar is $80 for both days or $50 for just one day! This is a great opportunity for any student to improve their game no matter what their martial arts focus is!

Sign ups will be available at the front desk or at We look forward to having Coach Whittier back in Boise, and look forward to seeing you all January 13-14!


SUG 6 Match Videos

Follow the links below to and their coverage of the SUG 6 event from Sunday.


Submission Underground 6, December 3, 2017, Roseland Theater, Portland, OR

Video unavailable currently, we hope to post it soon.

Shin VanHoose vs Lisa Ellis

Jake Martinez vs Phil Dunlap

Jesse Brock vs Phill Schwartz


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SBG Athletes Have Strong Showing At SUG 6!


Submission Underground 6 took place this last Sunday, December 3 From the Roseland Theater in downtown Portland, Oregon. SBG Idaho athletes Jesse Brock, Jake Martinez, Shino Vanhoose and Cash Burgess plus Eddie Ziegler and Ella Prevost from the SBG HQ in Portland, joined top names from the world of Submission Grappling and MMA for an action packed event! Though the results were not perfect across the board, our grapplers showed great skill, especially with a rule set that was new to a majority of the competitors. Submission Underground was a fantastic event and experience and we look forward to future trips to the SUG Cage for our athletes!

Results are as follows-

Cash Burgess def. Can Nelson via Armbar 00:45 into Regulation Time



Lisa Ellis def Shino Vanhoose via Toehold 1:21 into Regulation Time



Jake Martinez def Phil Dunlap via North/South Choke 3:45 into Regulation Time



Phill Schwartz def Jesse Brock via Armbar in Bottom of 3rd Overtime Round


Come Celebrate Christmas With Us!!!


Looking for a fun way to kick off the month of December and get into the holiday spirit? We’ve got you covered! We’re throwing a party to celebrate the end to another fantastic year at SBG Idaho, and we’d like to spend it with you- our students, coaches, and their families!

December 9 at 6pm, grab your ugly Christmas sweater and come on down to the gym! We’ll have food, drinks, games for the kids, and holiday spirit in large supply! We are incredibly excited to see everyone and look forward to an awesome night with our Tribe!!!

Carothers & Akers Set For Fusion Fight League Dec. 15


SBG Idaho athletes Billy Carothers and David Akers will enter the cage one last time in 2017 at Fusion Fight League: Season’s Beatings, December 15 at the Shrine Auditorium in Billings, Montana.

Carothers (3-9) will take on South Dakota’s John Alford (4-5) in a professional lightweight contest, while Akers (1-0) locks horns with Oscar Herrera (4-3), in an amateur straw-weight bout. Both Carothers and Akers are two of the newer additions to the active roster here at SBG Idaho, and we are excited to watch them showcase all their hard work in just a few weeks!!!

For more information on the event check out or follow them on social media.

FSF 14 Fight Videos

Here are the videos from a few weeks ago, enjoy!

Front Street Fights 14, November 10, 2017, CenturyLink Arena, Boise, ID

Kyle Aslami (Combat Fitness/SBG Idaho) vs Rudy Coronado

Front Street Fights 14, November 10, 2017, CenturyLink Arena, Boise, ID

Noah Shultz (Combat Fitness/SBG Idaho) vs Edgar Sorto

Front Street Fights 14, November 10, 2017, CenturyLink Arena, Boise, ID

Ben Hollier (Combat Fitness/SBG Idaho) vs Justin Sims

Front Street Fights 14, November 10, 2017, CenturyLink Arena, Boise, ID

Kyle Frost (Combat Fitness/SBG Idaho) vs Joe Boerschig

Front Street Fights 14, November 10, 2017, CenturyLink Arena, Boise, ID

Matt Jones (Combat Fitness/SBG Idaho) vs Fabio Serrao