Straight Blast Gym – Best in the North West!
Straight Blast Gym Takes Best Team at Oregon Open
Last weekend saw Straight Blast Gym take part in the 11th annual Oregon Open Jiu Jitsu Championship; the largest Jiu Jitsu tournament in the state.
It all started back a couple of months ago, when head coach of SBG Montana, Travis Davison sent out the challenge to the legions of SBG tribe members in the NW that registration was open and the team should make a point of bringing home the best team trophy this year. Answering the call with gusto, entrants came from far and wide, including the SBG PDX headquarters, SBG Montana, SBG North and SBG Seattle.
An overwhelming number of competitors in the name of SBG, paired with impressive displays of BJJ in all divisions, saw Straight Blast Gym secure the trophy for Overall Best Team and Best Youth/Teen team. They also took first in Adult No Gi third in the Adult Gi team competitions. Meanwhile, individual medals were brought home to all corners of SBG’s NW family, The tournament is run according to IBJJF rules with both Gi BJJ and No Gi submission grappling variations included.
The impressive medal haul is testament to the hard work and effort put into training by all involved at SBG. The ability to perform so consistently across all levels and divisions also speaks to the quality of coaching available at Straight Blast Gym; the coaching philosophy of Aliveness ensuring that only effective and transferable, fundamental skills are present in all students, regardless of age, size, strength or gender. In the state of Oregon and perhaps throughout the NW, Straight Blast Gym is the best across both adults and youth categories, Gi and No-Gi, and dominant from white belt to black.
Straight Blast Gym Fall Camp
Interested in achieving the levels of the SBG students above? Well, how convenient! This October the SBG Fall Camp comes home to the Straight Blast Gym headquarters in Portland, Oregon. The weekend of October 17th, 18th and 19th sees SBG’s finest descend upon Portland for an intensive, three-day training camp. SBG have just announced the addition of none other than Chris Haueter to the line-up of those coaching at the fall camp. Chris was one of the original ‘Dirty Dozen’; the first twelve americans to achieve a BJJ black belt, and the coach of none other that SBG’s founder Matt Thornton. Having awarded Matt his purple, brown and black belts, Chris was instrumental in the development of the training philosophy instilled in all SBG students today. For more about Christ Haueter, look here.
Congratulations to all who competed at the Oregon Open. If you haven’t done so already, be sure to sign up for Straight Blast Gym’s Fall Camp at sbgcamps.com