Success for functional Martial Arts in Portland

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In the ten years or so that the Portland Gym has been holding it’s in house Gorilla Cup none have been bigger then was this last Saturdays Event (Feb 7th 2009)!

Competitors arrived from across the Northwest, including Pendelton and a very strong team from SBG Montana. Team Montana drove 11 hours each way in order to participate and train. The gym was packed with both spectators, and athletes. The morning started with a gi division (using Mundial rules), followed by a no-gi division (using Karls creation the Submission League rules). The grappling competition was at the usual SBG high standards, with several purple belt and brown belt superfights.

Much thanks to Travis Davison and Chris Stearns for ther help in running the event. Look for the next GC coming sometime in May.

Remember the new Saturday schedule with Matt teaching all afternoon, and our gi competition team practice at 2:30. Nathan’s class is still going strong, moved to Sundays at noon. We now have over 60 classes a week with the Northwests top coaches.

SBG, Oregon’s first and best BJJ & MMA gym. See you on the mat!

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