Ash Earns BJJ Black Belt After Grueling Ironman

BERKELEY, CA, OCTOBER, 9, 2016 – Every Fall, Straight Blast Gym athletes from around the world gather for camp to train in Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, MMA, and Yoga. In the company of teammates and coaches, new belts are typically awarded in SBG traditional ironman grappling event. After a grueling 3-hour ironman event at SBG … More Ash Earns BJJ Black Belt After Grueling Ironman

18 SBG Competitors Medal at NAGA

EVERETT, WA, SEPTEMBER  10, 2016 –   The North American Grappling Association (NAGA) hosts the country’s oldest and largest Submission grappling and Braziian Jiu Jitsu tournaments. Straight Blast Gym in Kalispell and SBG North in Whitefish sent 18 athletes to compete in the NAGA Tournament outside of Seattle this past weekend. Marnic Mann, Rachel Sanders, Michele … More 18 SBG Competitors Medal at NAGA

8 Kids From Flathead Valley Compete in Jiu Jitsu World Championship

ONTARIO, CA, AUGUST 20, 2016 – Nearly 800 competitors showed up for the Kids World Championships in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Citizens Business Bank Arena this past weekend. Representing Montana was a group of 8 kids from Straight Blast Gym in Kalispell and Whitefish.  Each competitor earned a medal and in some cases two.  The … More 8 Kids From Flathead Valley Compete in Jiu Jitsu World Championship

SBG Team Small But Powerful Performance at Seattle Open

EVERETT, WA, AUGUST 7, 2016 –   Four competitors from Straight Blast Gym in Kalispell competed and medaled at the IBJJF Seattle International Open this past weekend.  Cody Bessette won gold in his weight class.  Aaron Westphal took silver in his weight and bronze in the absolute.  Patrick Brooks won bronze in his very first tournament. … More SBG Team Small But Powerful Performance at Seattle Open

Taylor Places Third at Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Championship

Hamiton Ash (left), Travis Davison (center) and Leah Taylor (right) celebrate after IBJJF World Championships in Long Beach, California this past weekend. LONG BEACH, CA, JUNE 5, 2016 – Hamilton Ash and Leah Taylor, athletes who train under Black belt coach, Travis Davison at Straight Blast Gym of Montana, competed in the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu … More Taylor Places Third at Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Championship

SBG Montana Dominates Largest Idaho Grappling Tournament

BOISE, ID, APRIL 23, 2016 – Competitors from four Straight Blast Gym locations and other grappling academies from the Northwest region turned out for Northwest Submission Challenge. The two-day event is the largest tournament in Idaho. Representing Montana was SBG Kalispell and SBG North in Whitefish with a total of 21 competitors of all ages. There were over … More SBG Montana Dominates Largest Idaho Grappling Tournament

FIRST FIGHT, FIRST WIN FOR SBG FEMALE AMATEUR

BILLINGS, MT, FEBRUARY 19, 2016 – Marnic Mann made her debut in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) at Fusion Fight League production this weekend. The event showcased 10 MMA bouts with fighters from Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, and Colorado. Mann, 22, had previously been scheduled to fight in January but her opponent pulled out with an … More FIRST FIGHT, FIRST WIN FOR SBG FEMALE AMATEUR