SBGi (Straight Blast Gym International) Portland is not just another Martial Arts or MMA training facility. And it is not just another gym. Training at SBGi Portland is instead an ‘experience.’ Each aspect of our unique curriculum has been specially designed to help you take your skills to their highest levels. As a member of SBGi Portland you will be joining a facility that has a legacy of innovation and membership that is not only unparalleled in the State of Oregon, it is unique world wide! In 2002 Straight Blast Gym founder Matt Thornton became one of the few Americans to be awarded a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and the first BJJ Black Belt ever in the State of Oregon! Unique to SBGi Portland is the fact that Matt and the other high-level Coaches at our facility still teach beginner classes open to the general public throughout the week.
Our curriculum includes both MMA, no-gi Brazilian Jiu-jitsu (submission wrestling), and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu with a Gi, Boxing & Kickboxing, as well as self defense and fitness courses. SBGi Portland is also the only place within Oregon which offers training to become a SBGi Coach. Graduates of our world famous ICC course include some of the top MMA and BJJ talent in the USA. If you want to learn to be a Coach or Instructor with SBGi, this is the only place to be. Graduates include the Beaverton Gym’s (Impact) Tom Oberhue and Michael Chapman, Team Quest’s Robert Follis and many more.
After more then twelve years of business SBGi Portland is still offering some of the highest quality training for BJJ & MMA Coaches that can be found anywhere on the planet. SBG Portland continues to lead the pack as the premier functional Martial Arts, MMA & BJJ training facility within the State of Oregon, and one of the top facilities worldwide.