SBG developed innovative programs for every-body – curriculums that cater to regular people just like you, with specialized children’s programs beginning at age 4 – and adult classes for everyone from teenagers to senior citizens.
World Class Martial Arts
SBG has over 50 thriving locations, all over the world, on every continent (except Antarctica), including the USA, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Africa. SBG is known all across the world as top quality martial arts gyms.
SBG Portland is where it all began. It was the state of Oregon’s first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts Academy – and home to the State’s first MMA champions including such legendary fighters as Randy Couture.
No. In fact only about 1 out of 10 students at SBG compete. We have a solid rule concerning competition -We never ask anyone to compete. The students that compete for SBG do so because it’s something they want to do. Our fantastic competition results aren’t because we run a competition school. It’s simply due to superior coaching and solid fundamentals.
With any form of athletics or sports there is a risk of injury but with the programs and procedures we have in place the risk of injury at SBG is extremely low. In fact most of the time when a student gets injured and has to take time off it’s due to work or other sports like snowboarding or basketball. In all honesty the training at SBG is safer then even cheerleading.
No one starts off “Good” the whole idea of training is to get better and the coaches at SBG are there just for that reason. If you are worrying about being “good enough” then just make sure you are working with top notch coaches like the staff at SBG.
Yes a majority of our classes are co-ed but we also have Women’s only training for women who don’t feel comfortable in that environment yet. The honest truth when it comes to training is that male or female isn’t as much of an issue as weight class.
You will find that everyone on the SBG mats is treated with respect no matter what gender or orientation they are. We are here to learn and progress. This is why you will find female coaches and competitors being fairly common at SBG.
In short the most expensive equipment for beginners will run around $30.00.
At SBG we want students to provide their own personal equipment things like gloves or uniforms. This is all for the sake of hygiene. As far as an investment the most expensive investment for beginners would be a pair of gloves for the beginning stand up classes. SBG does provide these but does not require you to use our equipment in the classes.
This would be based on your goals and more importantly what you enjoy doing! After all if you aren’t having fun you can’t expect to do it for very long. The best result would be to take an orientation and find out firsthand how the different classes work!
This will allow you to find out what you enjoy and why. Making it so you can base your decision on firsthand experience and not what SOMEONE ELSE thinks YOU should do.
Training with and without a gi will offer different options. It will also keep you from relying on one or the other. Training without a gi can be faster. It can also be hard to be submitted in no gi as you can slip out of things easier. This can in turn make your submission much tighter and stronger.
Training with a GI can slow things down and offer a different pace. It can be easier to submit someone since they can’t tear out of things as easy. This will in term give you much better defense as you have to be more aware and preventative.
SBGi has the I for international and we are currently located on every continent except for Australia which we hope to be in soon and Antarctica which we aren’t sure about as penguins don’t seem to be very interested in martial arts.
There is a massive amount of information available for purchase and thanks to the internet even more information that is available for FREE!
However you want to make sure that you have a solid basis of understanding before you go and try to add new skills. A program like the SBG foundation program is perfect for this as you will develop the Need to Know skills for that martial art.
Once that is in place it will be much easier for you to look at new information and process what will and what won’t work for you.
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