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Gorilla Cup and Humane Society Fundraiser

By |2019-10-03T18:15:59+00:00October 2nd, 2019|Event News|

-Saturday Classes Are Cancelled- For The Gorilla Cup And Humane Society Fundraiser! Click HERE To Register This weekend is right around the corner though so do yourself and the coaches a favor and REGISTER EARLY. This will greatly speed up the tournament allowing coaches to set up brackets before the day [...]

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The Gorilla Press, Issue 114

By |2019-08-16T18:25:29+00:00August 10th, 2019|Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Coaching BJJ and MMA, MMA, Straight Blast Gym|

The Gorilla Press, Issue 114   New Videos On The SBG Youtube Page! Be sure to check in frequently to the SBG Youtube page! Every single week, SBG uploads an amazing range of top quality content, from instructional videos to in-depth interviews with SBG's top coaches. In the last month alone, [...]

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The Gorilla Press, Issue 113

By |2019-07-08T16:05:56+00:00July 2nd, 2019|Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, MMA, Straight Blast Gym|

The Gorilla Press, Issue 113 Stella Davison Wins Judo Nationals Congratulations to Stella Davison, who headed to the US National Judo  Championships and came away as a national champion! Stella competed in four matches, finishing each of them via ippon. Even more incredibly, in her final match, Stella dislocated her shoulder, [...]

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The Gorilla Press, Issue 112

By |2019-06-10T19:25:56+00:00June 10th, 2019|Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Coaching BJJ and MMA, MMA, Straight Blast Gym|

The Gorilla Press, Issue 112 The Matt Thornton Seminar Tour Continues! This month saw the SBG President head out into the world far and wide to spread more top level BJJ knowledge. On his first stop, Matt headed up to Canada to visit SBG Scarborough. There he continued to provide the [...]

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The Gorilla Press, Issue 111

By |2019-06-10T16:54:49+00:00May 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|

The Gorilla Press, Issue 111 New Podcast with Matt Thornton & John Kavanagh Check out the latest SBG video podcast. This month, SBG President Matt Thornton sits down with SBG Ireland Head Coach, John Kavanagh! This episode is not to be missed. These are two of the most influential coaches in [...]

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The Gorilla Press, Issue 109

By |2019-03-12T02:57:19+00:00March 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|

SBG Montana Vlog Launches Back in January, SBG Montana launched their very own vlog; weekly videos encapsulating life at the Kalispell gym run by SBG VP Travis Davison. Alongside the more long form footage, short snippets and clips from the gym, often including words of wisdom from Travis, have been becoming [...]

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Notes on Drilling

By |2019-02-22T01:34:11+00:00February 22nd, 2019|Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Coaching BJJ and MMA, MMA, SBG Philosophy|

Originally published in 2004: Some of the questions I get asked about the most are related to Alive drilling methods. So I decided I would devote this article to some details on that subject. As most of you who follow SBGi to some degree know, my main message is that of Aliveness. If [...]

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Beginning of SBG

By |2019-02-21T03:56:29+00:00February 21st, 2019|Straight Blast Gym|

SBG began officially in Portland Oregon, in 1992 – when its founder and head coach, Matt Thornton, had an epiphany regarding exactly what type of environment he himself wanted to train in. To quote Matt: “I wanted to learn how to really fight. If that meant an Asian martial art, I would do [...]

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