An Exciting Start to Life as SBG Idaho

An Exciting Start to Life as SBG Idaho

SBG Idaho

Combat Fitness aka SBG Idaho in Boise, ID

Back in August of 2014, Combat Fitness of Boise, Idaho made a big move. They became affiliated with our very own Straight Blast Gym International, and as such, became the home of SBG Idaho. Boise, Idaho is the latest town to welcome an SBG gym in a long line of affiliates stretching the world over; from John Kavanagh’s team at SBG Ireland, to John Frankl’s gym in South Korea. The new location in Idaho adds to the ever-growing presence of SBG in the Pacific North West. Locations in Seattle, Washington, Kalispell and Whitefish, Montana, as well as Elko, Nevada, have all established themselves in their own right, alongside SBG’s birthplace and headquarters in Portland, Oregon. It has reached the point where there can be little doubt that Straight Blast Gym is the dominant name in the region. Nowhere has that been made more obvious than at last month’s Oregon Open, that saw SBG walk away with Top Adult Team Overall, Top No Gi Team, and Top Youth Team Overall. The award of Top Youth Team will come to no surprise to those who have witnessed the growth of SBG’s incredibly popular kids programs. These programs hint that SBG’s stranglehold on BJJ in the PNW will only tighten in the coming generations.


04Recent Success for SBG Idaho

SBG Idaho did more than its fair share to bring these prizes to the SBG trophy cabinet. The team from Boise picked up four golds, two silvers and a bronze medal at the event in Hillsboro, as well as a trophy for Fastest submission. Meanwhile, their youth team has excelled at recent NAGA tournaments, most recently a tiny group of four competitors headed out to Portland, OR to pick themselves up eight medals; one gold and seven silver, while their coach Michael Ransom brought home a gold medal in Gi, and a bronze in No Gi. They will add those to the impressive haul they made at the NAGA tournament in Farmington, UT, of six golds, ten silvers and one bronze! Meanwhile, SBG Idaho has been making an impact in the MMA world. Most recently, Coach Veta Arteaga picked up an impressive TKO win at Steelfist Fight Night.


With such overwhelming success, SBG Idaho is an exciting addition to the Straight Blast Gym tribe. Head over to to check out all their latest news and congratulate them on their achievements! Welcome to the tribe, SBG Idaho!