SBG Idaho Holiday Food Drive!!!

The holiday season 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 through the end of the month, 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!!!

SBG Idaho Turns in Strong Performance at MTF Kickboxing

SBG Idaho athletes, Robbie Newman, Jake Posey, and Santiago Moreno, notched several solid performances at Mountain Force Kickboxing’s inaugural event on Saturday, November 3. The trio went 2-1 on the night at the Cache County Event Center in Logan, Utah. Results are as follows-

Robbie Newman (SBG Idaho) lost to Elliot McDaniel via TKO, Round 2.

The two southpaws start the action quickly, with Newman looking to be elusive on the outside, while McDaniel comes straight forward in a more traditional Muay Thai stance. Hard punches from McDaniel land, forcing Newman back. Newman recovers well and is able to offer some counter fire. More exchanges occur, with McDaniel landing the more damaging blows. McDaniel is the slightly larger, more aggressive fighter, and is getting the better of the exchanges. Newman does well when he commits to his offense, but McDaniel remains the aggressor throughout the round. Round two begins much the same as round one, with McDaniel coming forward aggressively, and Newman struggling to fight back and hold his ground. During one particular exchange, the two fighters clinch, and Newman’s legs immediately appear shaky, causing him to trip. The referee restarts the action, and Newman is still unsteady. McDaniel charges forward and Newman is down. He pops back up quickly, and the referee takes a closer look. Newman is still on wobbly legs, and the referee is forced to halt the bout. It is unclear if Newman was struck in the back of the head during the exchange that led to the clinch, but with his equilibrium compromised, it was apparent he was no longer able to fight. We are proud of you Robbie! You took on a tough opponent in your first bout and hung tough as long as you could!


Jake Posey (SBG Idaho) winner over Collin Teague via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

The taller Posey begins the fight using his jab and low kick to control the range. Teague steps into range behind some hard punches. Posey secures the clinch and punishes Teague with several hard knees to the body before the referee separates them. This pattern continues for a bit until Posey starts finding a home for his right uppercut on the shorter Teague. Several hard uppercuts land for Posey near the end of the round. Posey starts the second round using his length to greater effect, timing his straight kick to the body as Teague loads up his right hand. Posey is also landing more low kicks to Teague’s left thigh. When Teague is successful in closing the distance, Posey punishes him with more knees in close quaters. Round three follows a nearly identical pattern, and Posey picks up the dominant UD in his debut fight! Congratulations Jake, great performance!!!




Santiago Moreno (SBG Idaho) winner over Andrew Dean via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Santiago takes the center quickly, pumping his jab behind a high guard. Dean moves back, firing kicks to keep his distance. Moreno moves in but Dean clinches and they exchange knees until the referee separates them. This pattern repeats for the rest of the round, as Dean does well keeping Moreno at bay with kicks and clinching when he commits forward, making it difficult for Moreno to land any significant punches. Round two begins with Moreno using more feints to throw off the timing of Dean’s kicks. Solid jabs and crosses begin to land for Moreno and he is able to close the distance to attack the body of Dean with vicious hooks to the liver. Dean is beginning to tire quickly as the round comes to a close. More feints and half jabs from Moreno to start round three. Dean is tired and can’t keep Moreno out of punching range. Moreno is piling up the punches, but Dean remains standing through the final bell. Congrats Santiago, after six years away from the ring, you still looked great!!!


FREE Women’s Self Defense Seminar at SBG Idaho December 1!!!

SBG Idaho is committed to providing the most practical and functional martial arts training in Boise. We feel like this knowledge should be shared, not just with our students, but to the community as a whole! Saturday, December 1, as a service to the public we are offering two hours of real, practical methods of self defense from SBG Black Belt World Champion Leah Taylor, absolutely FREE! Coach Leah is one of the head coaches at SBG Montana in Kalispell, and has dedicated her life to teaching BJJ and self defense to everyone from kids to adults. In addition to this, Leah puts her practice to use at the highest level- recently winning the IBJJF Master’s World Championship at the Black Belt Level in 2017! Come learn real self defense methods that will protect you, and those you love, on December 1, from 2pm-4pm at SBG Idaho. We are located at 528 S Americana Blvd in the heart of downtown Boise. Space will be limited as our last event had nearly 100 women on the mats not only learning useful self-defense skills, but having fun while doing so!

Visit our Eventbrite page  to reserve your space right now! For more information please contact SBG Idaho at or 208-935-6264. We look forward to continue serving the community we live in and can’t wait to have a mat full of empowered, new faces!

SBG Idaho Athletes Set For MTF Kickboxing This Saturday!!!

SBG Idaho kickboxers, Santiago Moreno, Jake Posey, and Robbie Newman head down to Logan, Utah this Saturday, November 3rd for Mountain Force Kickboxing’s inaugural event. All three athletes, Moreno, Posey, and Newman, will be making their kickboxing debut when they take on Andrew Dean, Collin Teague, and Elliot McDaniel, respectively. All bouts will be contested under the (ABC) Association of Boxing Commission ruleset, and will consist of 3, 2 min rounds.

The event will take place at the Cache County Event Center in Logan, Utah. Doors open at 6pm, fights start at 7pm. These guys have been working hard, and are excited to perform! Shoot them a supportive message or wish them well when you see them around the gym!!!

For more information on the event or to purchase tickets, please visit

Join Us Saturday For Halloween Party Dodgeball Tournament!!!

Get ready to put the FUN in FUNdraising with SBG Idaho’s Second Annual Halloween Party/Dodgeball Tournament Fundraiser for the Gorilla Booster Club of Idaho! Teams of 5 will compete for the title of GBC Idaho Dodgeball Champion! $30 gets your team in on the fun and a chance to take home the highly coveted GBC Dodgeball Championship Trophy! We will have a potluck to accompany the tournament, and remember to dress up in your scariest costume! All funds will go to the Gorilla Booster Club, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals grow physically, mentally, and emotionally through competition.

Our athletes here at SBG Idaho travel far and wide to test themselves in BJJ, boxing, kickboxing, and MMA. Funds raised at this year’s event help cover costs such as hotels, gas/travel, and entry fees. We look forward to a spooky fun night of competition and bonding with our tribe. See you October 27!!!

All School Open Mat to Cap #CHOKEOUTCANCER Fundraising, November 4th!!!

October is here, and again, SBG International is raising funds and awareness for cancer research with their #ChokeOutCancer campaign! SBG mats across the world will be filled with pink belts that are available for $20, with 100% of the proceeds going to support organizations that promote cancer research and patient/family support. SBG Idaho is excited to once again be a part of this fantastic fundraiser that raised over $32,000 dollars in 2017! This year, our local campaign will be capped off with an All School Open Mat Fundraiser co-hosted with our fundraising partner, Camp Rainbow Gold. Camp Rainbow Gold is an incredible local organization, dedicated to providing emotionally empowering experiences to Idaho’s children diagnosed with cancer, as well as their families. In addition to pink belts, we will also have pink #ChokeOutCancer t-shirts for sale, so you can promote awareness even when you’re not on the mats!
Sunday, November 4 at 11am we will be hosting an open mat for a $10 suggested donation or $20 Pink Belt Donation. Pink Belts will be strongly encouraged and anyone that has made a donation for a belt, stripe, or t-shirt will automatically receive entry to the open mat. In addition to hours of great training and tribe-building that is open to any and all schools, we will be holding raffles that will include prizes from Suples, Camp Rainbow Gold, G-Sound Audio, and others, to make one last push to #ChokeOutCancer!
We look forward to the Treasure Valley Jiu Jitsu community coming together Sunday, November 4th, for what is sure to be an unforgettable open mat fundraiser!