– Just a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gym in Portland Oregon ?


– SBGi’s New Up and Comer

Cage Warrior Champion and UFC Star Conor McGregor

SBG Athlete Connar

SBG has been Portlands Premier Jiu Jitsu Academy for over 21 years. Coaches, Competitors, and students world wide (sbg or not) know both the name and the logo. SBG made quite a few waves in the MMA world as the organization developed. Within recent years SBG has still been in the news with local magazines and articles, with no major international waves.

But this was just a calm before the storm.

The last ten years SBG has been and continues to train the next generation of fighters. The most recent of which being Conor Mcgregor!

Conor has been dubbed “The Notorious” with an extensive Pro Carreer in Cage Warriors. He’s had a total 15 Pro fights under his belt, 12 of which where won by Knock Out! He has been making waves and after he managed to get Dana Whites attention Conor made his UFC debut. April 6, this year he entered the UFC’s octagon for the first time with a fire in his belly and a rush of Irish press (being one of the first home grown UFC Fighters) the world had high expectations.

Which he met with a Round One KO!


The Entire Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gym in Portland Oregon SBG PDX

-Is waiting patiently for his next fight Aug 17th. With a little less then two weeks left before Conor makes another step towards a UFC title the HQ in Portland is making preparations to enjoy the event together.

SBG contacted a local friend Lorena’s on Sandy Blvd and made arrangements for a public viewing. SBG- Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gym in Portland Oregon regularly sets up these events (although not always for fights). The students and staff have monthly socials to meet and greet fellow students and enjoy each other off the mats. The most recent event being a BBQ at a local park featuring The International FlipCupski Tournament. Although there where no surprises on the podium everyone managed to have a good time.

FlipCupski Podium

SBG is far from content with being just another Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gym in Portland Oregon.

It’s par for the course for a normal Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gym in Portland Oregon to simply  be a place for training sessions, but SBG has always and will always be just a bit more.

Between the world wide growth of the competition scene to the local growth of the fellow students, coaches, friends, and famliy that make SBG. Straight Blast is continuing to push forward. You can expect more from this Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gym in Portland Oregon in the years to come.

Over 21 years and STILL growing strong.

One Tribe. One Vibe.

See you on the mat – Zach T.