Arteaga Returns To The Cage At Combate Americas 14

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SBG Idaho Coach Freddy Arteaga (8-5 MMA, 0-1 Combate Americas) will look to get back to his winning ways on Friday, May 5th at Combate Americas 14 at the Venture County Fairgrounds in Ventura, California. The hard-hitting flyweight dropped his last fight with the promotion, when a last minute opponent switch required him to move up a weight class. Coach Freddy will take on Heinrich Wassmer (5-1 MMA, 2-1 Combate Americas) in one of the evening’s featured bouts. You can watch Coach Freddy putting on a show, live on the UFC’s subscription service, Fight Pass, which will carry the event!
Combate Americas, LLC. is the first U.S. Hispanic Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) sports franchise in history, designed to build Latino fighting champions and serve Hispanic fans, one of the world’s most avid groups of prize fighting enthusiasts.

We look forward to Coach Freddy putting on a great performance, and doing what all SBG coaches do, leading from the front on a big stage!!!

For more information of the event, go to http://www.combateamericas.com/schedule#combate14.

Coach Daniel Marin Added To SBG Idaho Staff

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As always, the staff here at SBG Idaho, strives to provide our students with the best possible training methods and coaches we can find. In that effort, we are very excited to announce the addition of decorated boxer, Daniel Marin, to our coaching staff here at the best martial arts school in Idaho!

Coach Marin has trained in the sweet science for 15 years and holds an amateur record of 43-8, with 17 championships to his credit. He spent four years training in Las Vegas with boxing legend, Fernando Vargas, while he worked to make the transition to the professional ranks. An unfortunate accident cut his competitive career short before he was to make his professional debut, but he maintained his love for the sport through coaching. He has spent the last four years training both amateur and professional boxers, and is very excited to bring his expertise to our Tribe!!!

Coach Marin will be teaching a CAP/Foundations level boxing class on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8-9am. If you are interested in switching your boxing training times from the evening to the morning on Tuesdays and Thursdays, please stop by the front desk!

Matt Jones Seminar

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SBG Idaho Coach and professional athlete, Matt Jones, will be hosting a striking seminar open to all CAP and Foundations level students on May 6, 2017. The event will take place at SBG Idaho, and will run from 1pm-4pm.

The cost is $50, and all proceeds can be used towards the cost of tickets to Coach Jones’ upcoming fight at Front Street Fights 12, May 12 at CenturyLink Arena!

Come learn some fun, effective, and innovative striking techniques from one of the top young MMA prospects in the country!!!

Inquire at the front desk for your details.

2017 SBG Super Lite Gis from Fuji Available Now!!!

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Fresh from their debut on SBG Athletes at the 2017 Pan Am Championships, are Fuji’s new SBG Super Lite Gis! Featuring a lighter weight than the standard Fuji SBG Gi and reinforced collars and pants, these great-looking gis are great for the competition mats or for the hours of training you put in before the podium!
Be the coolest kid on the mats by ordering yours at FujiSports.com or by requesting a special order at our front desk!!!

 

SBG Idaho Grapplers Shine at NAGA Portland and 2017 IBJJF PAN AMS

SBG Idaho grapplers continued their busy 2017 with a contingent being sent to the NAGA Oregon Open, March 11th in Portland and the IBJJF Pan Am Championships, March 16-19th, in Long Beach, California!
SBG Idaho brought home an entire hardware store from the NAGA Oregon Open! Our Growing Gorillas, represented by Kason Brown, Titan Oberbillig, and Cash Burgess, had an outstanding show of skill and technique. Kason and Cash both took home silver medals in their no-gi divisions and gold in their gi divisions, and Titan took silver in both his gi and no-gi divisions! In the adult divisions, Jeremy Pate showed great strides in his jiu-jitsu game taking Gold in the no-gi Heavyweight division and Bronze in the Heavyweight gi division! Coach Michael Ransom took silver in his gi Brown Belt division. Coach Michael was unable to compete in the finals due to a knee injury suffered in a Brown Belt exhibition match against a tough competitor prior to competing in his division.
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SBG Idaho Head BJJ Coach, Scott Thometz, and Purple Belt, Stephanie Hernandez, along with other members of the worldwide tribe, traveled to the prestigious IBJJF Pan Am Championships, to test their skills against some of the very best competitors on the planet!

Hernandez lost her opening match in the Light-Feather Purple Belt division via arm bar, to her division’s eventual bronze medalist. Hernandez showed great skill defending sweep and submission attempts from her opponents aggressive guard before eventually succumbing to the submission.

Coach Thometz competed in the stacked Black Belt Middleweight division that included former Pan Am and World Champion, Romulo Barral, Pan Am and World Champion, Otavio Sousa, and many more! Thometz started his tournament with a bang, dominating his opponent in route to a 30-0 win! Thometz won his second match when his opponent suffered an injury and could not continue. In his third round quarterfinal match, Thometz was dealt a loss via points to eventual silver medalist Isaque Bahiense Braz, from Alliance. Overall, a great quarterfinal showing for his first IBJJF competition at black belt!!!

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Congrats to all of our competitors! Win or lose you all continue to lead by example when you test your skills in competition! We can’t wait to see everyone’s growth from the experience!!!

SBG Idaho With A Strong Showing at The Revolution XXXIII!!!

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March 4, 2017 SBG Idaho sent a small contingent of grapplers, led by Coach Michael Ransom, to The Revolution XXXIII in Tacoma, Washington last weekend. Ransom, Kids Coach, Parker Bossart, and Brian Sucher showed great skill and didn’t leave Pacific Lutheran University empty handed! Coach Ransom took silver in the Masters Brown Belt (168 lb), Bossart took Bronze in the Adult Blue Belt (222 lb), and Sucher took Bronze in the Beginner No-Gi (175.5 lb)! We are proud of our coaches and competitors for being willing to test themselves and better their jiu-jitsu through competition! We look forward to a bigger group and more hardware next time!!!