Salt Lake City, UtahSBG Idaho had a great showing at the Impact BJJ Tournament last Saturday. 5 competitors, 3 of which competed in their first tournament, and 6 medals! Mike Fuentes- Silver (White Belt-Nogi) and bronze (White Belt-Gi), Joe Hayes- Silver (White Belt-Gi), Brent Fisher- Bronze (White Belt-Nogi), Stephanie Hernandez, Silver (Blue Belt-Gi), and Coach Stephen Stirewalt- Gold (Blue Belt-Gi)! Coach Stephen and Stephanie also finished 4th in their Nogi divisions, battling all the way to the end in some incredibly tough brackets! Incredibly proud of the great jiu-jitsu on display last weekend!!!
Looking for a fun way to kick off the month of December and get into the holiday spirit? We’ve got you covered! We’re throwing a party to celebrate the end to another fantastic year at SBG Idaho, and we’d like to spend it with you- our students, coaches, and their families!
December 3 at 6pm, grab your ugly Christmas sweater and come on down to the gym! We’ll be providing food, drinks, games for the kids, a gift exchange, and prize raffle. All proceeds go to benefit the new Gorilla Booster Club of Idaho!
We are incredibly excited for this event and look forward to an awesome night with our Tribe!!!
This November, SBG Idaho will be teaming up with The Barber Story to raise money for Movember. A $15 donation to the Movember Charity can be made at the front desk. A receipt of that donation gets you a complimentary straight razor shave provided by The Barber Story to start your glorious mustache path! If you can’t grow a mustache or don’t want to shave, you can still make a donation of any amount to the cause!
Movember is a charity dedicated to stopping men from dying young. Prostate cancer rates are projected to double in the next 15 years, testicular cancer rates have already doubled in the last 50 years, and 75% of all suicides committed are by men. Poor mental health leads to half a million men taking their own life every year. That’s one every minute. Movember’s goal is to ensure that by 2030,that they reduce the number of early deaths, from all these causes, by 25%. To learn more about Movember’s cause, what your donations raise funds for, or to get involved yourself, visit their website at http://us.movember.com
Complimentary services can be booked at TheBarberStory.com. Schedule based on open availability. We can wait to see a mat full of mustaches this November!
October 14th 2016. Verona, New York SBG Idaho Coach Freddy Arteaga (8-5 MMA, 0-1 Combate Americas) dropped his Combate Americas debut to late notice replacement Matt Almy (3-1 MMA, 1-0 Combate Americas) at Combate Americas: Empire Rising. The round started off slow with the larger, natural bantamweight Almy keeping his range with leg kicks and teeps. Arteaga landed a few hard punches to the body but had a difficult time finding his range due to Almy’s movement and kicks. An Almy spinning back kick to the liver dropped Arteaga against the cage, Freddy tried to fight back up but the larger Almy dragged Freddy back to the ground and swarmed him with punches causing referee Dan Miragliotta to call the fight at 2:59 of Round 1.
While the result did not go our way we expect Coach Freddy to be back in action soon, proving again why he is one of the most exciting fighters at 125 pounds!
October 7th, 2016 SBG Idaho Coach Jesse Brock dropped a unanimous decision to Bekbulat Magomedov at WSOF 33 Friday night at the Municipal Auditorium Arena in Kansas City, Missouri. Brock struggled to find his range early on, against the larger Russian fighter, as Magomedov landed better strikes from distance and timely takedowns when Brock came forward too recklessly. However, the former Boise State wrestler showed his resilience and jiu-jitsu skills from his back by popping up to his feet after every Magomedov takedown. Entering the final round, Brock needed a finish and timed a Magomedov knee for a takedown, taking his back with less than 2 minutes left in the fight. Brock retained back control for a majority of the remaining 2 minutes but was unable to finish the choke before the end of the round.
Coach Brock is the epitome of what an SBG Coaches should be. He leads from the front not only by competing at the highest levels, but by practicing what he preaches day in and day out to the students and competitors here at SBG Idaho. While the result did not go the way we had hoped, there’s no doubt the Coach Jesse will learn from the experience and come out an even better martial artist and leader at the gym!
To learn from Coach Jesse or any of the other world-class coaches here at SBG Idaho, fill out the “Wanna Train” link at the top of our website or give us a call at 208-935-6264 to set up a consultation.
We at SBG Idaho are fortunate to belong to the greatest martial arts organization in the world. What better way to celebrate 25 years of Straight Blast Gym than with this awesome, limited edition “25 Years” Gi from Fuji. Grey in color to celebrate the “Silver Anniversary” of the organization, this gi also includes patches that are a throwback to SBG’s roots. The gi itself will retail for $189 and will only be available for preorder. To reserve yours, stop by the front desk and list your name and gi size on the reservation sheet to ensure you’ll be the coolest kid on the mats! Reservations end this Friday, the 14th of October, so don’t miss out on your opportunity for a piece of Straight Blast Gym history!!!