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    One night four fights, strong spirits

    SBG Portland came out strong and headlined FCFF 100 with Peter Lysenko's second title fight. Taylor Marrow age 47 won 30-27, Andrew Kritzer a narrow loss, and a 19 SECOND win for James Taylor! Peter lost via dicision but left with good spirits and I am sure we will see him back soon. Here's what Peter had to say about the fight- "Thank you SBGi, truly grateful and blessed by the love and care I feel from each and every one of you. As this post fight depression slowly dissipates, I only look forward to being back in my home, learning from each and every one of you." And from coach Cane- "So proud of Taylor Marrow , James Livingston Taylor , Peter Lysenko and Andrew Kritzer . ....

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  •  in Portland - Straight Blast Gym Portland - SBG Portland Gets Two New BJJ Black Belts

    SBG Portland Gets Two New BJJ Black Belts

    Last night SBG Portland was honored to gain two new black belts. Chris Stearns and Eddie Ziegler. Two fantastic coaches and competitors that it's an honor to share the mat with. Here's what head coach Matt Thornton had to say about the event. "Tonight, after an almost 3 hour / 80 person Ironman (SBG style) I had the honor of awarding my 25th & 26th black belts. 🦍 💥 Black belts around the world breathed a sigh of relief as Eddie Ziegler received his well earned promotion. Anyone’s who has trained with, or competed against Eddie in the last few years knows how good he is. What you may not know, is he’s also an excellent coach. His recent trip with me to ....

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  • Kids Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Portland

    Check out our new website for Straight Blast Gym Portland!
    We proudly serve the Portland, Vancouver, and Gresham areas! Come see the programs and deals we have to offer. Kids Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai Kickboxing and SO MUCH MORE! Fill out the "Request Information" form on the side of the page and stop in for a visit today! Don't forget to click below to visit us on our social media pages!! Facebook Google+ Twitter Instagram ....

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  • SBG Interview with BJJ legend Rickson Gracie

    Be sure to subscribe for more BJJ news Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu legend, Rickson Gracie, interviewed by Matt Thornton, the founding coach of SBG Portland and SBG international. See what Rickson has to say about coaching philosophies, the current competition meta, his favorite BJJ athletes, and more! Rickson played a large part in the founding of SBG. Matt cites him as one of the main sources for his coaching philosophies and understanding of BJJ. These coaching concepts have led to the creation of some of the world's top athletes. Athletes like Amanda Diggins (Portland) and Leah Taylor (Montana) who BOTH, at the highest level of competition for BJJ in the ....

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  • Zach “Knock Out of the Year” Moore Does It Again!

    Zach “Knock Out of the Year” Moore Does It Again!
    SBG Portland's Moore Wins By TKO At Roseland
    Back in 2016, SBG Portland’sZach Moore made his MMA debut at the Roseland Theater in emphatic fashion. Taking on a fellow debutante, Moore showed superiority on the feet and on the ground before dropping his opponent in the middle of the third round with a smart right cross. As 2016 came to a close, it was revealed by the fight promoter FCFF, that the fight and knock-out had earned Zach the award for “KO of the Year”! What a way to make your MMA debut! Coming off the back of that announcement,Zach Moore stepped into the cage again last week, and his ....

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