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!

Hollier Dominant in Professional MMA Debut!

March 30, 2019 – Logan, Utah SBG Idaho MMA athlete, Ben Hollier, made a successful professional debut at Mountain Force MMA 9 (Cache County Event Center), defeating Anthony Pagliaro via first round submission to strikes.

Hollier came out light on his feet, circling and changing levels. Pagliaro missed on a few kicks, before stepping into punching range, where he was promptly scooped up and slammed to his back by a Hollier double leg. Pagliaro attempted a leg lock, which Hollier easily defended before passing to side control and then mount. Hollier maintained good hip pressure, advancing to high mount before posturing up and landing hard punches and elbows. Pagliaro attempted several escapes, but was trapped. More hard punches and elbows followed, and Pagliaro ultimately wilted, tapping to strikes at the 3 minute mark of round 1!

Congrats on a great victory Ben, we look forward to many more! Special thanks to all the training partners and coaches that helped Ben prepare!!!

SBG Idaho in Action at FSF 19!

This Friday, three SBG Idaho MMA athletes enter the cage at Front Street Fights 19: McKinney vs McIntyre.

Stephen Stirewalt (2-1 MMA, 1-0 FSF) takes on Leon Taylor (2-2, 0-0 FSF) in a featured professional bantamweight clash. This fight is a rematch from a 2015 amateur bout, in which Stirewalt won by first round triangle choke. Since turning professional last year, Stirewalt has begun to really hit his stride, and looks to showcase his recent improvement against a familiar foe.

Also on the card that evening will be young up-and-comers Noah Shultz (3-2 MMA, 2-1 FSF) and Almir Talic (2-0 MMA, 1-0 FSF). Shultz is coming off a first round submission victory over Timmy Garcia last December. With the win, Shultz earned the Fusion Fight League flyweight championship, and looks to continue that momentum against Nacho Navarro (2-0 MMA, 1-0 FSF) in an exciting amateur flyweight showdown. 

At only 19 years old, Talic is only beginning to scratch the surface of his ability. Winning by first round submission in his first two fights, he will take a step up in competition against the more experienced Tanner Chapman (4-2 MMA, 0-0 FSF) in an amateur lightweight matchup.

Front Street Fights 19: McKinney vs MsIntyre goes down at CenturyLink Arena in beautiful downtown Boise, Idaho at 7pm this Friday, April 19. Tickets for the event can be purchased from the athletes directly. For more information go to https://centurylinkarenaboise.com/events/front-street-fights-19-mcintyre-vs-mckinney/.

As always, let’s pack the house Friday night in support of our Tribe!!!

Wanless & Ferrall Victorious at MTF Kickboxing in February!!!

SBG Idaho kickboxers, Tim Wanless and Zach Ferrall, picked up dominant victories over their hometown opponents at Mountain Force Kickboxing 2 (February 23, Legacy Events Center, Farmington, Utah).

Wanless (1-0 KB, 1-0 MTF KB) dazzled in his debut against Michael Dukes, recording a first round headkick knockout! Wanless kept the shorter Dukes off balance and on the defensive, landing long range punches and kicks to the head, body and, legs. With his opponent backed to the ropes and overwhelmed, Wanless faked low before coming up high and putting Dukes to sleep with a perfect headkick!

Ferrall (1-1 KB, 1-0 MTF KB) put together a masterful performance against the taller Jon Fraumeni, recording a shutout unanimous decision (30-27 on all scorecards). Ferrall moved forward behind an active jab, backing Fraumeni into the ropes repeatedly and unleashing flurries of punches to the body and head. When Fraumeni attempted to circle out of danger, Ferrall was able to cut him off with low kicks before stepping back out of range. Ferrall stuck to the gameplan, and kept up a ferocious pace, resulting in the one-sided victory!

Congrats to both Tim and Zach on a job well done, your hard work paid off and we can’t wait to see you continue to develop! Special thanks to coaches Matt May and Kai Chantavong for making the trip down and working the corner!!!