Brock, Martinez, VanHoose, and Burgess to Compete at SUG 6


SBG Idaho Coaches Jesse Brock and Jake Martinez will be looking to break in their new black belts at Submission Underground 6, presented by Chael Sonnen, live from the Roseland Theater in Portland, Oregon, December 3rd! Brock will be taking on SUG vet and 10th Planet Brown Belt, Phill Schwartz, while Martinez will be taking on Black Belt, Fight to Win Pro and SUG vet, Phil Dunlap. Also on the card will be SBG Idaho Purple Belt and Coach, Shino VanHoose, taking on Brown Belt, UFC vet and WMMA pioneer, Lisa Ellis, as well as young gun Grey Belt, Cash Burgess versus Cian Nelson in a teen match. Brock, Martinez, and VanHoose’s matches will be no-gi, submission-only matches with a 8 minute time limit and Eddie Bravo Invitational-style overtime rules if no submissions happen within the time allotted. Burgess will be competing in an 8 minute gi match, with similar overtime rules.

Submission Underground is a fantastic event that has included many other SBG athletes and we look forward to seeing ours show their skill. The main card features many top grapplers and MMA champions, and will be broadcast live on Our team will be joining SBG PDX athletes Eddie Ziegler and Ella Prevost in what is sure to be an exciting night of submission grappling!

Tickets are still available at for those that are looking to join us at the Roseland! We’ll see you all December 3rd!!!


Black Friday 2017 is Coming!!!


As a reminder, to ensure our students and staff are able to spend time with their loved ones, we will be closed for normal classes Thursday, November 23. We will, however, be having our annual Turkey Roll Open Mat at noon in addition to an “Early Bird” open mat at 7am.

We will resume our normal schedule on Friday the 24th with some killer deals in our pro shop for Black Friday!

Everything in stock will be 25% off, with select items being discounted as high as 75% off of the listed price! So skip the retail store hysteria and spill the blood of your enemies another time. Get your loved ones the gear they’ve been wanting in one quick, easy stop!

Have a great Thanksgiving and we’ll see you all on Friday!!!

SBG Idaho Holiday Food Drive!!!


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!!!

Hollier Added To FSF 14 Lineup


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!!!

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Matt Jones Contends For Featherweight Title At FSF 14



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 Idaho Adds 3 New Black Belts at SBG Fall Camp!!!


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!