First SBG Idaho Gear Exchange Set For June 24


Noticing a little more room in your gi due to the hard work you’ve been putting in? Has your child shot up three sizes in two months? Are you looking to add boxing or Muay Thai to your routine, but the cost of equipment is a little bit more than your budget allows? The SBG Idaho Gear Depot ( is a great resource to sell old gear you may have outgrown or outlasted, or find deals from other members looking to free up some space. To kick off the group and help raise money for the Gorilla Booster Club of Idaho, we will be hosting a Gear Exchange Saturday, June 24 from 9am-2pm at SBG Idaho!

Let us sell your used gear for the price you determine, and in return we just ask for 10% of the selling price to be donated to the GBC of Idaho! This is a great opportunity for members to sell old gear to help buy that new Fuji SBG Superlite Gi or for other members to get gear for a great deal. In addition to used goods we will be heavily discounting discontinued new merchandise as well! If you have any questions, or would like to know how you can sell your gear talk to a front desk worker at the gym or contact us on Facebook. See you all on the 24th!

SBG Athletes to compete at USA Boxing Event June 10th!

Saturday, June 10 in Kuna, Idaho, Alpha Boxing Club will be presenting “Fights at the Old 4th Street Gym”. This USA Boxing sanctioned event will showcase four SBG Idaho Athletes as Coach Michael Ransom, Coach Noah Shultz (fresh off a successful Amateur MMA debut), Conrad Jefferies, and Tim Meyer will all be representing the Tribe. We are excited for the opportunity for SBG Idaho boxers to test and develop their skills in a competitive format and look forward to future events for other members!
The event is located at 571 W. Fourth St in Kuna and begins Saturday evening at 6pm. Tickets are $10 for Adults, $5 for Students and Children 7 and under are free! Come support your Tribe Saturday night!!!

SBG Idaho To Represent At KOTC & UCF



SBG Idaho will have a busy upcoming month, as we have athletes competing on two events in June!
First we have SBG Idaho Coach and black belt Scott Thometz (10-6 MMA, 0-0 KOTC) in the main event on June 17 at King of the Cage “Quick Draw”, coming from the Shoshone-Bannock Chief’s Event Center in Fort Hall, Idaho. Thometz will be looking to get back in the win column against the always game Kerry Lattimer in a professional lightweight (155 lb) bout! Also representing SBG Idaho on the card will be Andrew Cruz (4-1 MMA, 0-0 KOTC), who takes on Vince Fricilone, in another professional lightweight bout. Rounding out the event will be young Kyle Aslami who will be making his amateur MMA debut against Aaron Jennings at flyweight (125 lb)!
Two weeks later, SBG Idaho will be representing at UCF 20, which goes down June 30 at the Campion Ice House in Hailey, Idaho! Front Street Fights alums Kyle Frost (2-0) will look to tack on another victory against Aaron Groedhart at welterweight (170 lb) and Benjamin Hollier (1-1) looks to get back in the win column against Richie Zuniga in a featured bantamweight (135 lb) contest. Also, young gun David Akers, will be making his amateur MMA debut against Luis Magana in a strawweight (115 lb) bout!
Looking forward to seeing all the progress our athletes make as they prep for these events!
Viva SBG!!!

Summer Buddy Week Is Here!


With school ending and the temperatures rising, there’s no better time than now to share SBG Idaho with a friend! Summer is a time to unwind from the grind of classes and enjoy some new things we may not have had time for during school. So help that friend of yours make the most of their summer, by showing them what a fun and rewarding experience training at SBG can be! Not only can you win a free MONTH of training for your friend, but also a spin on our awesome prize wheel!!!

Members must attend class with their buddy, meaning CAP level students would be reinforcing their fundamentals in Foundations classes with their buddy. They will need to fill out a waiver sheet to attend class, so plan on arriving a little early to accommodate the paperwork! If you have any further questions be sure to find a coach or staff member at the gym and we look forward to a mat full of new friends next week!!!

FSF 12 Photos

Some great photos taken by Lisa Jordan at Front Street Fights 12 (May 12, 2017, CenturyLink Arena, Boise, ID). Check them out!!!

Noah Shultz (CF/SBG Idaho) vs Justin McCormick






Ben Hollier (CF/SBG Idaho) vsJohnBoy McComas




Brandon Todd (CF/SBG Idaho) vs Michael Garcia







Matt Jones (CF/SBG Idaho) vs Carson Frei











Jesse Brock (CF/SBG Idaho) vs Noah Ali












Arteaga Comes Up Short At Combate 14



May 5, 2017 SBG Idaho Coach, Freddy Arteaga, came up short in his matchup against Heinrich Wassmer at Combate Americas 14, at the Ventura County Fairgrounds in Ventura, California. Wassmer utilized an active kicking game early, to keep Arteaga at range. Wassmer threw kicks to the legs and head of Arteaga, in particular the left calf, when he moved into range. Several of the calf kicks seem to have injured Arteaga’s leg. Wassmer is able to secure a takedown against the cage as Arteaga closes distance. Arteaga is quick back to his feet, but gets taken down again against the cage. Wassmer secures back control, and begins to hunt for the rear naked choke, but Arteaga defends successfully until the bell.

Round 2 begins with Arteaga coming out aggressively, backing Wassmer up with hard combinations. Wassmer is able to gain another takedown as Arteaga closes the distance. Wassmer again is able to secure the back and hunt for submissions while peppering with strikes. Arteaga defends well and eventually reverses the position, securing top control and a kimura lock. Wassmer is able to defend the hold and in transition Arteaga locks in a guillotine that he uses to sweep to the mount position. Wassmer is again able to defend the hold and reverses the position into Arteaga’s closed guard where he is forced to defend a triangle attempt, before landing some ground and pound of his own.

Round 3 follows a similar pattern, with Arteaga coming out aggressively, landing hard shots that back Wassmer up to the cage. Wassmer is able to land a takedown but Arteaga stands and land a big uppercut against the cage, before taking Wassmer down. The two flyweights exchange on the ground before Wassmer is able to regain his feet and secure another takedown. Arteaga is aggressive from his back, but unable to secure a submission. Wassmer is awarded a unanimous decision from the judges.

As always, we are incredibly proud of our coaches that lead from the front put it on the line in competition! Coach Freddy displayed great skill and courage in this fight and will certainly learn from this experience and come out a better martial artist for it!!!