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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading FIRST FIGHT, FIRST WIN FOR SBG FEMALE AMATEUR

Big Wins for Montana Grappling Team at Oregon Open

HILLSBORO, OR, SEPTEMBER 12TH, 2015—Straight Blast Gym (SBG) demonstrated excellent grappling technique at the Oregon Open this past Saturday.  It was an awesome show of Northwest Jiu Jitsu with more than 700 gi and no-gi competitors on the mats throughout the day.  Straight Blast Gym in Kalispell and Whitefish combined to send 20 competitors comprised … Continue reading Big Wins for Montana Grappling Team at Oregon Open

Coach Leah Taylor Takes Gold at the Atlanta Open

ATLANTA, GA, AUGUST 28TH, 2015—Straight Blast Gym of Montana sent Coach Leah Taylor to compete at the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation’s (IBJJF) Atlanta Open in Georgia.  Leah recently moved back to Kalispell to coach at SBG and pursue her dream of becoming a world champion is the only female Jiu Jitsu black belt in … Continue reading Coach Leah Taylor Takes Gold at the Atlanta Open

SBG Montana Athletes Prevail at Revolution Grappling Tournament

TACOMA, WA, July 18, 2015 - Straight Blast Gym of Montana and SBG North represented their state well at the Revolution Grappling Tournament in Tacoma, Washington. The event featured over 700 grapplers from all over the Northwest and was comprised of men's, women's, and kids's divisions in both Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (with Gi) and Submission … Continue reading SBG Montana Athletes Prevail at Revolution Grappling Tournament

SBG Wins Overall Team Points at Northwest Submission Challenge and Budo Kids Cup

BOISE, ID, April 25, 2015 – Straight Blast Gym of Montana demonstrated excellent grappling technique at the Northwest Submission Challenge in Boise, Idaho.  The event featured men’s, women’s, and kids’ divisions in both Gi and No Gi.  The Montana competitors were proud to have earned 21 medals, including 10 gold, 5 silver, and 6 bronze.  The collective SBG, … Continue reading SBG Wins Overall Team Points at Northwest Submission Challenge and Budo Kids Cup