St.Catharines and Niagara's Most Fun and Friendly Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Training

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The SBG Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Program teaches you how to use leverage and control to your advantage

  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting.
  • BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using proper technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the other person.
  • Want to learn this beautiful art?  Our amazing QUICK START TRIAL makes it easy for you to get started with us.


SBG Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - The Efficient Art

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) has been a huge part of the Straight Blast Gym (SBG) curriculum from day one.
Not only does this amazing art serve as the base for all the groundfighting that is trained within SBG, it also serves as a living reminder,
a moving, breathing example of what fully 'Alive' Arts look, feel, act, and perform like.

SBG Has A Unique Perspective On BJJ

The SBG has a unique take on BJJ. Each BJJ class taught at an SBGi Gym is 100% Alive, with progressive resistance,making each training session FUN and challenging.

That means the Coaches use the "I" method of teaching, and allow each individual athlete the freedom needed to develop his, or her own game to it's highest levels of performance.

Feel Comfortable With Our Absolute Beginners Program

We understand that it is intimidating trying something new, and one thing adults do not want to feel is embarrassed.  You will never feel that at SBG Niagara.

Everyone starts off in our Foundations classes, our Absolute Beginners Program, carefully designed to build your confidence while learning the fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

We have athletes in our program from 13 to 67 years of age, proving our coaching methods work for every-body!

Learn From Qualified Coaches That Care

All SBG Instructors are required to have performance proficiency in the art of BJJ, and each Coach is measured within the regular and established BJJ belt system.

Not only are our SBG Coaches highly skilled in the beautiful art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, they are all capable of teaching it to others, in a safe, fun and friendly environment.

"I have been training off and on with Coach Rich for over the last 19 years now. During those 19 years whenever I was not at the gym it was due to life obligations that I had to put first. That being said, every single minute I have been with Coach Rich at SBG, it has always been a time of personal growth on many levels.
Throughout my life I have been fortunate to have been exposed to many high level coaches in many different sports (head coach of Canada, Division 1 coaches, NHL coaches), and I have always considered Coach Rich to be amongst the the top with these elite coaches. I have always thought of Coach Rich not only as my MMA coach, but as a life Coach as well.
My idea of what makes a coach great is they should have the ability to motivate, and inspire their athletes. They should know all of their pupils, and be able to assist them in achieving their goals. Above all a great coach should be able to inspire all their pupils to be better human beings of the mats, or pitch, or ice or whatever activity they are in.
Coach Rich is all this, and so much more. SBGi is lucky to have him apart of their organization. Even more fortunate are all the students he has had a direct impact on over the years, especially myself. 
I love my time on the mats, i love my time at SBGi, above all I love my time with Coach Rich. "
- Gabe Collona, Straight Blast Gym Student

Beginner's QuickStart Program, SBG Niagara

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