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Practical Yoga in Portland Primate Yoga Portland was established in 2011 by Salome Thornton. At Primate Yoga, we are dedicated to the Practical Practice of Yoga as informed through the understanding of human anatomy the scientific community gives us. This is the foundation for a safe and Practical Practice! This understanding allows your yoga practice to be well [...]



Choosing a Fitness Program Let’s face it, these days fitness classes are literally everywhere. There is hot yoga, cold warehouse CrossFit, and cardio kickboxing that will do everything but teach you how to kickbox. Some of it is dangerous. Some of it is silly. And most of it is boring. Now imagine an alternative. Imagine a [...]



It’s been said that ‘imitation is the highest form of flattery.’ If that’s true, SBG has been the recipient of countless compliments from our competitors. When SBG started in Portland, over 25 years ago, people were teaching Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Kung Fu, and other, similar arts... ...but almost no one was teaching BOXING [...]

Women’s Self Defense


Lots of places claim to teach ‘Women’s Self-Defense’ Unfortunately, more often than not, what they are really teaching is make-believe Martial Arts that don’t work, and poorly thought out advice that may get you hurt. In a field where everyone claims to be an expert, how can you tell what’s who is real, and [...]

Muay Thai Kickboxing


Master The Art Of Stand Up Striking In SBG Portland’s Muay Thai Kickboxing Classes Learn the best striking skills today and combine them with a total-body workout that will leave you feeling fitter and stronger than ever before. Our Muay Thai Kickboxing Classes at Straight Blast Gym Portland offer beginners and experienced athletes alike [...]

Kids Martial Arts


Kids Martial Arts Classes in SBG Portland Build Focus, Discipline, Respect And So Much More! There's simply no better way to give your child a well-rounded foundation than with our Kids Martial Arts training. At Straight Blast Gym Portland, we have combined the best aspects of physical fitness, mental development, and social skill building [...]