The Best MMA, BJJ, And Group Fitness In Athens

Beginner classes enrolling now! Kids and adults martial arts in Athens teaches discipline & self confidence!



Years of experience empowers our expert coaches to teach you and/or your child important & priceless life skills such as respect, discipline, confidence, self-defense, goal setting & leadership to help you achieve your goals!


We value your ability to feel safe when learning new skills and meeting new people. We encourage a culture of respect, support, personal responsibility, health & positivity in pursuit of your goals.


We are committed to providing the tribe with innovative, relevant, sustainable and accessible Martial Arts & Fitness programs that empower our students for life. This is SBG, you will be okay.


Over 23 years we have promoted excellence in both martial arts & fitness in our community. Our pledge remains to provide an environment that is nurturing, safe, encouraging, and full of integrity.

Coach Rory with one of his BJJ Students

Kids Martial Arts

Our kids martial arts and youth enrichment classes are designed to provide a safe, nurturing, caring, and educational environment that encourages both personal growth and responsibility. Fun and engaging classes empower your child while they learn the importance of health, fitness, and physical activity in a safe environment they will love.

Mixed Martial Arts

SBG Athens offers a proven Mixed Martial Arts program that can turn anyone – regardless of age, gender or previous experience – into a quick and powerful fighting machine. Our expert staff is made of of professional instructors teaching the most effective stand up and ground fighting techniques in the world today!

Forrest Griffin (UFC Champion) with Rory & Adam Singer of SBG Athens
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Students at SBG Athens, Georgia - BJJ & MMA Academy

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)

Our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes can help you take on the best ground-based self-defense BJJ strategies while also challenging your body to be stronger and more agile than ever before. This system is great for all BJJ skill levels.

Group Fitness

The training methods of the TFW system can benefit anyone looking to lose fat, build muscle and feel great. TFW is taught by a global network of affiliated coaches that run the TFW system at licensed TFW locations. 

Our Services

Our elite trainers offer a range of services to match your fitness goals

Confidence & Self-Esteem

There is no substitute for the confidence gained from training in alive martial arts like Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) and MMA. Knowing you can truly defend yourself against a resisting opponent allows you to feel comfortable in uncomfortable situations. Side effects include feeling good, walking tall, and a positive mental attitude.



Learn the same techniques taught to Law Enforcement, Military, and Special Operators. Whether training for fun, fitness, or self-defense, feel safe having the skills to defend yourself against a person trying to take your life or being bullied at school. Being strong of mind only matters if you have the abilities to back it up.


New Friends & Mentors

One of the sayings we live by at the academy is, “One Tribe, One Vibe!” We have created a culture that values students and coaches being there for one another. Whether you’re struggling with learning a new technique, need help with a resume, or a person to lean on when life has got you down, this is SBG Athens, you will be okay.


Discipline & Self-Control

With self-discipline comes all kinds of beneficial improvements to your life including advanced focus, new found respect, better health & fitness along with having an easier time at work or school. The bedrock of Martial Arts is founded on teaching discipline and self-control to its students.


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Learn from the best Martial Arts instructors in the area who are dedicated to providing a stable, family environment where you can excel in your personal goals and find a varied and supportive community. Whether your plan is to compete, lose weight, meet new like-minded people or increase your day-to-day life, we will help you get there faster than you ever thought possible while having fun doing it!