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  • I am on a mission to create JIU-JITSU SCIENTISTS. People who discover not just assorted FACTS (functional techniques), but THEORY, universal principles that explain how and why those facts WORK. In that vein, the SIMPLEST theory will always be the most ELEGANT. The most elegant theory will always give rise to the most EFFICIENT techniques. And, efficient techniques are by definition, intelligent. BEAUTIFUL (perfect) Jiu-Jitsu, simple, efficient, intelligent, that's how we advance the Art; and that is what SBG is all about.
    - Matt Thornton, Straight Blast Gym President, 5th Degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt

SBG International | Straight Blast Gym Niagara

Straight Blast Gym International is a group of individuals dedicated to and held together by their common belief in training alive.


Our Martial Arts Programs for adults and kids adhere to the world-class standards of Straight Blast Gym International, a world leader in functional martial arts training.

SBGi is a group of mixed martial arts gyms led by some of the most talented, intelligent, inspired, honest and functional Martial Arts Coaches you will ever meet.

Our mandate is to offer everyone – young and old, with any type of fitness level – the cutting edge in self defense, combat athletics, fitness, and personal growth.

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SBGI Provides 'Every-Body' With a Functional Martial Arts, Fitness & Life Skills Program.

Young athletes will find a place in our gym, alongside professionals who have to work 45-hour weeks. Women and older adults looking to get into shape, have fun, and learn self-defense will also find they belong. And children of all ages can learn martial arts in a positive atmosphere of friendship and fun.


What you become a part of at any Straight Blast Gyms is a family.

SBGi is an organization built of – and on – each and every one of its members, and their individual questions, experiences, discoveries, needs and concerns. We are you... and we are your family.

Our members include people who train for a wide variety of reasons – from fun, fitness, recreation, sport, self-defense through to specialized agencies, facilities and units.

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On any given week somewhere in the world, we have athletes of all ages competing.

Although it's completely optional for members, many do enjoy competing. On any given weekend around the world, you will find boxing, kick boxing, MMA, BJJ, Judo and submission grappling competitions.

Elsewhere you will find SBGi gyms running pee-wee classes, women's rape-prevention courses, instructing peace officers, training specialized military units, running fitness and well-being classes, etc.

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No matter your age or physical makeup, our approach is one that any body can embrace.

We, coach, learn, and train every aspect of our curriculum with a method and approach paramount to learning the way nature intended.

Through the self-discovery and experienced guidance of progressive but direct immersion and the priceless self-knowledge there gained or re-discovered, all of our members prosper.

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