SBG Idaho Online Store Now Open!



SBG Idaho now has an online home for all your SBG Idaho gear needs! Starting today, we will be able to ship gear to Tribe members anywhere in the US and Canada (extra shipping may apply to Canadian orders). In addition to retail purchases, we will also be providing our members with the ability to sign up for upcoming seminars and events from the comfort of their homes! The store is located at or by clicking the “Shop” link on our website.

We look forward to seeing where our gear ends up!

Matt Thornton Mount Seminar Set For August 4-5 In PDX

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SBG founder and President, Matt Thornton, is bringing his game-changing mount seminar to SBG HQ in Portland, Oregon, August 4-5. If you missed his seminar in Boise or if you want to sharpen your game up even more, this is a great opportunity for you to get guaranteed improvement to one of the most dominant positions in Jiu Jitsu! 2 day Seminar is a steal at $79 for SBG Members! El Presidente guarantees results, so come see what everyone around the organization is talking about!

Stirewalt Added To UCF 20!!!


UCF 20 is going down this Friday, June 30 at the Campion Ice House in Hailey and SBG Idaho athletes will be well represented in that night’s action. A last minute addition to the card is SBG Idaho Coach Stephen Stirewalt (3-6 MMA) who will be getting back into the cage after a 10 month layoff. Stephen has been hard at work training since his last appearance at Front Street Fights 9, taking gold at the Impact BJJ Tournament in Utah last November, and most recently, earning his Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu from SBG Idaho Head BJJ Coach Scott Thometz. Stirewalt will be taking on Matt Holden (3-0 MMA) in an amateur bantamweight bout. Other changes to the card include an opponent change for Benjamin Hollier who will now be taking on Taylor Rogers (6-2 MMA) in another bantamweight bout. Other SBG Idaho athletes on the card include Kyle Frost and David Akers.

These last minute changes were made possible due to the fact that our athletes stay consistent with their training even when they don’t have a fight on the books. We are excited to see the hard work pay off this Friday night!!!

SBG Idaho with a Strong Showing at KOTC: Quick Draw


SBG Idaho athletes showed up big at the Shoshone-Bannock Chiefs Event Center in Fort Hall, Idaho, Saturday, June 17th. In the night’s main event, SBG Idaho BJJ Black Belt, Coach Scott Thometz (11-6 MMA) showed dominant grappling and control, submitting Kerry Lattimer (5-11 MMA) in the second round of their 3 round bout. In other professional action that night, Andrew Cruz (4-2 MMA) dropped a split decision to Alaska’s Vince Fricilone (7-0 MMA) in a close, back and forth battle. In the night’s 2nd amateur bout, Stephanie Hernandez returned from a nearly 2 year hiatus to defeat Dana Hernandez in a dominant 3 round decision. Unfortunately, Kyle Aslami’s opponent withdrew from their contest, minutes before the fight, leaving Aslami unable to compete. We look forward to Kyle making his debut in the near future.

A big thanks to all of the hard work put in by our fighters and coaches! Regardless of the outcomes, the skill, dedication and determination displayed, is a testament to the culture of our gym and organization!!!

Celebrate A Decade Of CF/SBG Idaho with a Summer BBQ!!!

10 years ago a group of Boise State wrestlers, looking to continue their competitive careers in MMA, opened Combat Fitness. From the old location on Brown Street to the current location in the heart of downtown Boise, the gym has grown from a small gym where fighters train, to a community hub and place where members of all goals and backgrounds are a part of a strong, supportive tribe! We are amazed at where this journey has taken us and want to take a moment to celebrate this occasion with everyone that has helped us achieve this goal!
Sunday, June 25th at 1pm we will meet at Municipal Park in Boise, for a celebratory BBQ and potluck! Bring your own food to share and grill. We will also have a limited number of 10th Anniversary commemorative t-shirts available.
10 years is only possible with a strong Tribe, and we look forward to strengthening those bonds over fun and games in the park! Thank you again for making SBG Idaho the best place to train in the Treasure Valley!!!


SBG Idaho Boxers Have Strong Showing in Kuna!



SBG Idaho athletes took part in a great night of boxing fights in Kuna, Idaho at the Fights at the Old 4th Street Gym. This was a great event that not only had a strong showing from the athletes, who went 2-1 on the night, but from the entire SBG Idaho tribe that came to show their support! Noah Shultz continued his winning ways with a stunning 2nd round (T)KO victory! This was the only stoppage of a night that featured over 20 bouts! Tim Meyer also took home a victory with a hard fought split decision victory! Finally, Conrad Jefferies had a hard fought bout that saw him at the wrong end of a split decision.
We want to thank everyone that came out on Saturday to support our athletes and also thank the athletes themselves for their performances. SBG Idaho athletes continually prove, no matter the discipline, that they are always in shape, well prepared and ready to perform! We look forward to future opportunities for not only our athletes to compete, but for our tribe to show why we are the best place to train in the entire Treasure Valley!!!