Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on all we have to be thankful for, but not everyone in our community is as fortunate as we are. Let’s pitch in again this year and help those in need have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!!!
From now until November 24, you can make canned or dry good food donations at SBG Idaho! All donations will be delivered to the Idaho Food Bank after that day. A list of the most needed items can be found above the donation bin located next to the bag room or on the “Gym News” board. If you are interested in making a cash donation, please speak to someone at the front desk. For each item donated you will get $1 off any retail store purchase up to a maximum of $15!
We greatly look forward to helping out our community again this holiday season!!!
Combat Fitness/SBG Idaho athlete, Ben Hollier (1-1 MMA, 1-1 FSF), gets back in the cage at Front Street Fights 14: Jones vs Serrao. Hollier will be taking on Justin Sims (1-0) of Oregon in an amateur bantamweight (135 lb) contest. Hollier will be joining teammates Matt Jones, Kyle Frost, Noah Shultz, and Kyle Aslami, as SBG Idaho brings the ruckus to CenturyLink Arena next Friday night, November 11, in downtown Boise, Idaho!
We look forward to seeing all of our Tribe members out in force next Friday, cheering our athletes to greater and greater heights!!!
SBG Idaho athletes have been a staple of Front Street Fights cards since the promotion’s inception in 2014. FSF 14, November 10th, will be no different as four of our athletes will be featured that night, headlined by Matt Jones (6-2 MMA, 5-2 FSF) taking on Brazilian Fabio Serrao (7-5 MMA, 0-0 FSF) in the night’s main event for the FSF Featherweight title. Jones is no stranger to the FSF Cage as he will be making his 8th appearance with the promotion, with his last being a viral spinning elbow knockout of Carson Frei at FSF 12 back in May. Jones will be looking to ride the momentum of that win and take home some hardware in his second crack at the FSF belt.
Also featured on the professional main card is Kyle Frost (0-0 MMA) who will be making his professional MMA debut after tearing through the amateur ranks with four straight first round finishes. Frost will be taking on Joe Boerschig (2-0 MMA, 0-0 FSF) in a welterweight bout. The amateur card will feature two SBG Idaho flyweights as Noah Shultz (1-1 MMA, 1-0 FSF) takes on Edgar Sorto and Kyle Aslami will be making his MMA debut against Rodolfo Coronado.
We look forward to another strong showing from our athletes and more importantly a strong showing of support from our Tribe. Fighters will have tickets available at the gym. See you all at CenturyLink Arena in downtown Boise, November 10th!
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!
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!!!
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!!!