Straight Blast Gym International (SBGi)

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SBGi 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.

SBGi provides 'every-body' with a functional martial arts, fitness and 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.

We are you and your 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.

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.

SBG is for Every-body

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.

"I first met Rich at a seminar in Canada a few years back. My immediate impression was one of absolute sincerity. Rich trained hard, tried to help everyone he worked with, and had an obvious aptitude for the information being offered. But what came across the most was the genuine concern he had for the students in his class, and at his gym. 

I travel often around the world, and finding someone with Rich’s skill and ability to teach is rare. But what is even more rare is finding someone like that who truly cares as much as Rich does about his people. And that sincerity cannot be faked. 

So, with that I can honestly say I would recommend Rich’s instruction, classes, and facility to anyone who asked. Regardless of experience, background, age, or specific objective, you will find something worthwhile in Rich’s teachings. And you will enjoy yourself along the way as well."

- Matt Thornton, Straight Blast Gym President, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt

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