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 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

For more event information or to purchase tickets, go to

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

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 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!


SBG Idaho Athletes Kick Off 2019 at Mountain Force MMA 7!!!

From regional shows to some of the biggest stages in the world, 2018 was another active one for SBG Idaho athletes and 2019 promises to be just as great! 2019 kicks off for our MMA team Saturday, January 26 with Mountain Force MMA 7! The Mountain View Events Center in Pocatello, Idaho will see Ben Hollier and David Akers enter the cage for another exciting night of mixed martial arts!

Hollier (3-2 MMA, 1-0 MTF) looks to get back to his winning ways in a Bantamweight Championship bout against JohnBoy McComas. This fight is a rematch of their controversial encounter on FSF 12 back in May 2017. Hollier has been hard at work expanding his game, and recently earned his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blue Belt! Hollier looks forward to not only getting the win back, but also bringing some hardware back home in the process! David Akers (1-3 MMA, 0-0 MTF) takes on Aaron Jennings in what is sure to be an exciting matchup at 125 pounds. Akers is constantly training and improving and we can’t wait to see him show off his full potential next month!

We are excited for another successful year of showing why we are the premier martial arts facility in the state of Idaho! Be sure to wish good skill to all of the competitors as you see them in class. 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!

For more information on MTF 7 or to purchase tickets to the event, check out


2018 SBG Idaho Christmas Holiday Party!!!

2018 has been another fantastic year for SBG Idaho and we would like to take one final opportunity to celebrate with our Tribe at our annual holiday party this Sunday, December 16th at 2pm!

Food will be potluck style, you can commit to a dish via Facebook Event page or sign up sheet on the “Gym News” board. We will be bringing back our “Ugly Sweater Contest” for a chance to spin our prize wheel. So be sure to come dressed to either impress or disgust people with your holiday spirit!

Games will be provided, but we also encourage people to bring their own!

Thank you all for another great year and we can’t wait to celebrate with you all December 16!!!