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. […]

SBG MT Comp Team Force Grows At NWSC

BOISE, ID, APRIL 27, 2019 – NW SUBMISSION CHALLENGE SBG Montana sent 43 jiu jitsu athletes to the Northwest Submission Challenge on Saturday, April 27th in Boise, ID. They brought home 20 gold, 21 silver, and 17 bronze medals. All 4 Montana gyms were represented with 1 athlete traveling from SBG Drayton Valley, Alberta. This […]

This Is How You Teach Kids To Be Fearless

There are no bad kids, just kids with bad habits. Kids develop survival skills in the worst home environments, and even in the best home environments, they are mimicking the behavior they see in their parents. Whether I’m coaching kids or raising my own, I look for moments when they show interest in something. When […]

How to Make Your Biggest Failure Your Greatest Lesson

By Head Coach Travis Davison At IBJJF Kids Pan Ams this year I was with my friend Rory Singer from SBG in Athens, Georgia, when his son Xander lost a match. Xander put fantastic effort into his match, but he still lost. He came off the mat crying and nursing an injured arm. When it […]

How To Raise the Kind of Leader Others Want to Follow

By Head Coach Kisa Davison In my Spider Monkeys class in Whitefish, I gave a child Move of the Day, because he did well in class. But I learned not long after, that he was hitting another student when the two of them were lined up for their breakout session. Both children were responsible, but […]

How To Have More Hope When You Teach Your Kid Coping Skills

When you’re the parent of “that kid” you feel like everyone is judging you. Your child has a meltdown in the grocery store and you can feel all eyes on you. You get a phone call or a note from the school about your child, and you’re mortified by what their classmates are saying to […]

A Pain Free Guide for a Fantastic Back to School

In summer all bets are off. Parents let their kids stay up late, drink soda, eat junk food, and have more screen time than they do in the school year. And while families see the first day of school coming at the end of August, that’s not enough to prepare them for the biggest transition […]

PRESS RELEASE: SBG Grows Beyond Limits at Revolution Tournament

TACOMA, WA, SUNDAY, JULY 21ST & 22ND, 2018 – Revolution XXXVII Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Tournament As Straight Blast Gym celebrates making the Best of the Flathead for Best Martial Arts gym, their athletes brought home 10 medals from the Revolution Tournament in Tacoma, WA. Competition is at the cornerstone of training at SBG, which participates […]

How One Growing Gorilla Got Amazing Benefits & Unexpected Results

When you put your child into Growing Gorillas, you come in for one benefit only to find another. The program teaches more than kids martial arts. It enhances child development. For Micro Monkey Kaia Kane, Growing Gorillas supplemented what she was already learning at home and in school. Kaia’s mom, Jessie, said, “We noticed she […]

The Best Summer Activity for Happy Parents & Happy Kids

Summer vacation for families is a stressful and busy time of year. Montana summers, in particular, is a short season to pack in so much recreation. We get it. With kids out of school and vacations on the calendar, you can barely manage routine activities. That’s when we hear from parents that they “just want […]