SBG Idaho Takes Home Hardware At 2016 Oregon Open

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September 24, 2016, Salem, OR

While the contingent of competitors from SBG Idaho at the 2016 Oregon Open was small, the medal count was still large!!! With only four competitors, they came away with one gold, two silver, and four bronze medals.

Results are as follows-

Henry Thometz-

Bronze, Youth White Belt

Bronze, Youth Beginner NoGi

Dustin Herman-

Silver, Adult White Belt

Matt Jones-

Bronze, Adult Blue Belt

Bronze, Adult Advanced NoGi

Scott Thometz-

Silver, Adult Black Belt

Gold, Adult Elite NoGi

We will post a link to official results when it becomes available. As always, we are incredibly proud of our trainers and students that choose to put their skills to the test in competition! Great job everyone!!!

Member Feedback Survey Next Week!

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Beginning next Monday, October 3rd we will be conducting a member feedback survey for all SBG Idaho members. It is incredibly important to us to create the best possible experience for every member of our tribe, and your feedback is important to us to ensure we are doing just that. These anonymous surveys will be available at our front desk and will take just a few minutes to complete as you leave training for the day. Thank you again for continuing to make SBG Idaho the best place to train in the Treasure Valley!

New Limited Edition OTOV Shirts Available

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With school back in full swing, we’ve taken our popular “OTOV ‘Strictly Business’” design and given it a BSU school spirit makeover. Now you can be the coolest person at your tailgate, showing support for your tribe while also showing off your school spirit! Shirts are $25 and are available in a limited amount of youth and adult sizes. Sizes are limited, so act fast!!!

Arteaga Signs With Combate Americas

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Fresh off of a 9-second knockout victory in his last fight at The Clash FC 17, SBG Brown Belt, and Boxing Coach Freddy “Lil’ Man” Arteaga (7-4 MMA 0-0 Combate Americas) has signed a 2 yr, 5 fight deal with Combate Americas. Freddy will make his promotional debut, October 14th at Combate Nueve against Jonathan “Dragon” Martinez (8-1 MMA, 1-0 Combate Americas) at the Turing Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York. The fight will be available live on BeIn Sports en Español as well as streamed via UFC Fight Pass.

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, doing what all SBG Coaches do, leading from the front on a big stage!

Stay tuned for more information from us including a venue to watch and cheer Freddy on as a Tribe!

Arteaga Drops Controversial Decision At Bellator 161

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September 16, 2016 SBG Idaho Coach Veta Arteaga dropped a controversial split decision in an exciting, high-paced fight on the televised main card portion of Bellator 161, at the H-E-B Center in Cedar Park Texas. Arteaga blasted Yankova with a right early on that staggered the Russian fighter. Yankova recovered and was immediately rocked with punches and knees from Arteaga. The action slowed a bit later in the round but Arteaga took it handily, with many MMA outlets giving her a 10-8 round as she was close to stopping the Russian fighter multiple times. The second round was a back and forth round with both fighters exchanging punches and kicks from long range and in the clinch. Yankova was landing, but Arteaga was landing harder, more accurate strikes, including a huge spinning backfist. The third round had Yankova stalking Arteaga for a majority of the round, but really unable to mount any sort of a worthwhile attack. After 3 exciting rounds, unfortunately, the Texas judges scored the fight a split decision victory for Anastasia Yankova (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Even though the decision did not go our way, many major MMA outlets scored the fight in favor of Arteaga. Veta proved how SBG Idaho fighters perform on a large stage. We are incredibly proud of Veta and look forward to her next performance inside the cage!

If you are interested in learning how to fight like Veta, or even find a great way to get in shape and learn some fun skills. Fill out the online info sheet located on our website or give us a call at 208-935-6264.

SBG Idaho To Put On NWSC, 2017 Tournament Set For April 29

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We are proud to announce that SBG Idaho has taken control of the Northwest Submission Challenge! The tentative dates for our 2017 tournament will be April 29th and 30th.

The Northwest Submission Challenge is Idaho’s largest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Grappling tournament, bringing in hundreds of high-level competitors from across the Northwest.  We would like to thank Tren Long for his years of service and continued support in making this tournament Idaho’s premier BJJ and submission grappling event. We look forward to carrying on the high standards that the previous tournament organizers have set in place. We will also continue striving for growth and expansion, not just  for the tournament itself, but for the betterment of BJJ in the state of Idaho!!!

Finally, to the other academies in our state- your support is what has made this event such a success in the past, and we want to ensure that continued support for years to come! If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about what the future holds for this event, please contact us at (208) 935-6264 or info@combatfitness.com.

Stay tuned for updates on both our website and the Northwest Submission Challenge website.