The Bull Returns To Boise

SBG Vice President and Black Belt Coach, Travis Davison, will be visiting SBG Idaho for a two day jiu-jitsu seminar next month!

Known as “The Bull” for his tireless work ethic and no-excuses attitude, Coach Davison is both a wealth of inspiration, as well as technical knowledge.

The seminar will be from noon-3pm both Saturday, July 28th and Sunday, July 29th. This seminar is open to anyone interested in improving their jiu-jitsu skills and bettering their mental outlook on training! As Coach Travis is fond of saying, “STEERS TRY, BULLS GET IT DONE.”

The cost is $80 for all SBG members and $100 for all non-members. For those also attending the Level 1 Coaches Course earlier in the day, it is $180 for both events. You can register at either the front desk or online at


VanHoose Back In Action July 21!!!

SBG Idaho coach and professional mixed martial artist, Shino VanHoose, returns to action Saturday, July 21 at Invicta FC 30! VanHoose (6-5 MMA, 1-1 IFC) will take on Alesha Zappitella (3-0-1, 0-0 IFC) in an atomweight contest. VanHoose last appeared in Invicta Fc 25 this past August, where she earned a hard-fought split decision over prospect Alyse Anderson. Shino has been hard at work improving in all aspects of her game, and we look forward to another impressive victory as she continues to move up the atomweight rankings!

Invicta FC 30, Frey vs Grusander, comes to you from the Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Missouri, and will stream live on UFC Fight Pass! For more event information, visit

Timmons Picks Up TKO Victory!!!

Saturday, June 9, SBG Idaho athlete, Riley Timmons, picked up the first stoppage victory of her young career! At the FCFF’s Rumble at the Roseland 98, Timmons (2-1) took on Paige Andreasen (1-1) in a women’s lightweight bout. The fight began with both women meeting at the center of the cage where they began immediately exchanging punches. Andreasen attempted to clinch and Timmons fired punches over the top before breaking away. Timmons began using more footwork, moving in and out of range, while mixing in shots to the body. Andreasen maintained a high guard and marched forward in search of the clinch. Each time Andreasen was able to secure the position she began throwing knees to the body. Timmons responded with hard punches over the top and knees of her own. The action continued this way until the round ended.

Round 2 continued in a similar fashion, but this time Timmons was the one initiating the clinch. From here she immediately tripped Andreasen to the ground near the base of the cage. Andreasen secured half guard, but Timmons maintained good top pressure before transitioning to mount. From there it was all academic, as Timmons was able to slide her mount high before flurrying with hard punches and forcing the referee to step in! Congrats Riley on a fantastic performance!!


First Annual SBG Idaho Gorilla Cup to be held July 7th!!!

Throughout the SBG organization, Gorilla Cup events have been a time where the bonds of the Tribe are strengthened through the friendly competition of an in-house BJJ tournament! Recent events at sister gyms in SBG Athens and SBG Montana drew over 60 and 150 competitors, respectively, and we are excited to start this annual tradition here in Boise! This year’s Gorilla Cup will be held at SBG Idaho, July 7th at 10am. There will be divisions for kids of all levels, as well as adult white and blue belts. This will be a great opportunity for everyone, from our seasoned competitors all the way to new students looking to try out competition for the first time in a low-stress, friendly environment. All funds raised will go to support the Gorilla Booster Club of Idaho, a non-profit designed to help SBG Idaho athletes of all ages and backgrounds enhance their martial arts journey through the experience of competition! Registration is open now at If you are interested in volunteering your time, we will need scorekeepers and other assorted jobs to be filled during the day. Please contact us at or speak to one of your coaches at the gym today!

SBG Idaho MMA Athletes Set for a Busy June!!!

SBG Idaho’s MMA athletes have been hard at work, and will be taking their talents on the road this summer! Beginning June 9th, at FCFF’s Rumble at the Roseland 98, Riley Timmons (1-1 MMA, 1-0 FCFF) will return to the site of her sensational MMA debut when she takes on Paige Andreasen in a women’s featherweight bout! Timmons has stayed active since her last appearance at Front Street Fights 16, strengthening her overall MMA game and also competing at IBJJF World Championships just last week! She will be joined by SBG Portland athletes Max Garrison and Black Belt World Champion Amanda Diggins, who returns to the cage to compete for the women’s Featherweight title!

Two weeks later, bantamweights Briley Streeter and Ben Hollier will be representing the Tribe at “Mountain Force MMA  3: A Pat Reeves Fight Night” taking place June 23rd from the Eccles Ice Arena in Logan, Utah. Streeter (0-0 MMA) has been a great addition to the SBG Idaho competition team and an integral part of the recent success of his teammates. At MTF 3 Briley will be making his own amateur MMA debut as he takes on fellow debuter, Miles Young! Benjamin Hollier (2-1 MMA, 0-0 MTF) returns to action after his dominant 25 second rear naked choke finish of Justin Sims at Front Street Fights 14 last November. The former Boise State wrestler has been working diligently for the past seven months, and we can’t wait to see another dominant performance when he locks horns with David Maggio (5-3 MMA) in an exciting amateur bout! 



We look forward to kicking off another successful, active summer for our SBG Idaho competition team! Be sure to send your athletes good vibes as you see them working hard to achieve their goals. If you are looking to potentially compete, or are just looking for an outstanding place to have fun and meet great people this summer, SBG Idaho is the place to be! Click the “Wanna Train” link at the top of the page and one of our schedulers will set you up with a FREE consultation and introductory private lesson with one of our world-class coaches! Have a great summer and Viva SBG!

Arteaga Returns at Bellator 202

SBG Idaho coach and Bellator MMA Flyweight, Veta Arteaga (3-2 MMA, 2-2 Bellator), looks to return to her winning ways when she takes on Bellator veteran Emily Ducote (6-4 MMA, 4-3 Bellator) at Bellator 202. The 3-round Women’s Flyweight contest goes down July 13 from the Winstar World Resort and Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma.
Both women are looking to bounce back from close, split decision losses in their last outings. Ducote, a former Bellator Women’s Flyweight title challenger, dropped a decision to Kristina Williams at Bellator 195, while Arteaga dropped a narrow decision to Bruna Ellen at Bellator 182.  During her 1o month layoff, Arteaga has been hard at work refining every aspect of her game, while also helping develop the next generation of SBG Idaho Growing Gorillas. Arteaga looks to put her new skills to use when she attempts to silence the Oklahoma-based Ducote’s hometown crowd. The  main card will be shown live on the Paramount Network, and is headlined by a Bellator Women’s Featherweight Championship fight featuring Champion Julia Budd taking on former IBJJF World Champion Talita Nogueira!
Be sure to send Coach Veta some positive vibes and good luck as she prepares for what is sure to be another exciting fight for Bellator fans!!!