SBG Idaho Adds 3 New Black Belts at SBG Fall Camp!!!

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SBG Fall Camp was an incredible experience! Friday night started with an open mat and Coaches Corner- always a perfect way to meet the extended tribe and see the value that all SBG coaches give! Saturday morning opened at 8am with an MMA practice run by Coach Adam Singer of SBG Athens. After an introduction from SBG President Matt Thornton, Coach Singer taught a fantastic section on clinch work against the cage followed by an hour and a half of Coach Matt’s game-changing mount curriculum! After a lunch break, Coach Steve Whittier from SBG East Coast taught a fantastic striking section followed, by SBG VP Travis Davison teaching some essential guard work for staying safe no matter the situation or rule set. After a great yoga session from Salome Thornton, Coach Matt Thornton gathered the tribe around to present Coaches Jesse Brock, Jake Martinez and Michael Ransom from SBG Idaho with very well deserved SBG Black Belts. A testament to these men’s hard work and dedication to not only themselves but the students and tribe they served. An Ironman for all three is to be announced soon and we expect a huge turnout from our Tribe!

Day 2 started with a Yoga workout from Kisa Davison and was followed by fantastic sections from SBG Buford Head Coach Phillipe Gentry and IBJJF Black Belt World Champion Amanda Diggins! Coach Gentry covered some knee on bell fundamentals with some slick possibilities, while Coach Diggins went over some great details and fantastic fundamentals aspects of passing an open guard. The second half of day two was capped by coach Cane Prevost covering a great conceptual class on building a complete game and Coach Paul Sharp with some potentially life-saving knife defense using a two on one grip. The camp ended with a Q & A section with all of the coaches that taught over the weekend.

We want to take the time to thank everyone that took the time, money and commitment to visit us in Boise for SBG Fall Camp. SBG camps are always an incredibly enriching experience, both for you as a martial artist and more importantly as a person and member of the Tribe! Thank you to our staff and members for making sure that everything ran smoothly and that our guests had a great time! We appreciate all of the coaches for sharing their time and knowledge and can’t wait for SBG Spring Camp in Athens, Georgia next year!

 

Stirewalt Dominates at KOTC!!!

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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!!!

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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!!!

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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 info@combatfitness.com to reserve your spot soon, as space will be limited!

 

SBG Idaho Grapplers Win Big at NAGA Utah!

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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!!!

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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