SBG Coaches Set the Bar at Rev 40

TACOMA, WA, JULY 20TH & 21ST, 2019 – Revolution 40 Grappling Tournament Athletes from Straight Blast Gym competed in the Revolution 40 Jiu Jitsu tournament on Saturday, July 20th and Sunday, July 21st in Tacoma, WA. They included youth and adult competitors, winning a total of 33 medals: 10 gold, 14 silver, and 9 bronze. […]

Why You Need To Take Your MMA Training All The Way

By Head Coach Travis Davison When I’m sparring with a student I can tell when they think to themselves, “I can’t do this.” They go for a throw or a takedown, and I can feel the moment when they think to themselves, “I’m not sure I can do this.” They don’t commit and stop halfway. […]

Your Life Is Not Like Others. Make It Great.

By Head Coach Travis Davison Every week I get a message from a student who is either traveling out of town or moving, and they ask, “Hey, is there an SBG in _____ .” This is a funny thing to say. They don’t ask whether there’s a jiu jitsu school. They ask whether there’s an […]

3 Fantastic Ways Buddy Week Will Transform Your Life

At first Tawny Haynes was very reluctant to start BJJ. Her friend Nelson had been trying to talk her into it, but it always looked intimidating to her. She was so afraid of getting hurt that she put it off for a long time. SBG’s Buddy Week helped her summon that courage. “I came in […]

How to Conquer Stress & Get Better Sleep

What does a parking ticket, a work deadline, a parent/teacher conference, and an argument with your spouse all have in common? They are all causes of stress. Each of these scenarios may have different levels of stress, depending on how your child performs in school, what the argument with your spouse is, or how many […]

Why Depression Is “The Secret We Share”

“Depression is the family secret that everyone has.” – Andrew Solomon, from his TED Talk, “Depression, The Secret We Share” The Importance of Mental Health It’s easy to assess your physical health. All you have to do is look at your numbers: weight, BMI, cholesterol, or blood pressure. Assessing your mental health is not as simple, […]

Feeling Depressed? Exercise Will Help Boost Your Mood

If we shared what was in our medicine cabinets with our girlfriends, then we would see that we have more in common than we realize. Odds are that if you’re on anti-depressants, then you know another Warrior Woman who is. According to this 2010 study: “Women are far more likely to take a drug to […]

How to Think More Positively & Ditch Negative Thoughts

Do you ever catch yourself in a negative thought pattern? Do you notice disparaging thoughts or worrying about things that haven’t happened? I wish my friends would call me. Why doesn’t my spouse appreciate me more? I have so much to do today. I’ll never get caught up. Why is there so much freaking laundry?!? […]

The Hidden Benefits to Emotional First Aid

What if you could feel less loneliness, rejection, and failure? These are really tricky emotions because they convince you that their destructive narratives are true. My friends don’t want to spend time with me. There’s no way I’ll get that promotion. Of course I gained weight. I’m a fat slob. I’ll always be alone. I’m such a […]

Accomplish Your Goals & Conquer Your Day With One Habit

What does your morning routine look like? Is your routine to jump out of bed at the last possible second, shoving food and coffee down your throat on your way out the door? Or is it to get up at the same time every morning, preparing your mind and body for the day? Do you scroll through […]