The Importance of Gi’s in BJJ Training

The topic of Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Athens and No-Gi Submission Grappling in Athens is an important one to unpack for the uninitiated parent looking for BJJ in Athens for kids and teens. As the top BJJ school in Athens and one of the tops in the state of Georgia we hope you find […]

self defense against strikes on the ground using bjj

There is an adage spoken in SBGs all over the globe, “If you can’t beat me with rules, what makes you think you can beat me without them.” One of the things SBG is most proud of is teaching Brazilian Jiu JItsu that can be used regardless of the environment. Whether gi BJJ, no-gi, MMA, or […]

Boxing Classes In Athens GA

Boxing Classes In Athens, Georgia When it comes to stand up fighting and “throwing hands”, boxing classes in Athens, GA is by far one of the best martial arts on planet Earth. Champions like Mike Tyson, Vasiliy Lomachenko, Floyd Mayweather, Muhammed Ali, and Tyson Fury are devastating punchers sure to knock out most any human […]

Krav Maga Classes In Athens GA

When it comes to self-defense, one of the biggest crazes today is Krav Maga classes in Athens, Ga. Taught to Israeli Special Forces (allegedly) and people the world over, Krav Maga has steadily gained popularity as the go to martial art for self-defense because of its no rules style and “anything goes” mystique. Who wouldn’t […]

Karate Classes in Athens Georgia

Many people searching for self-defense classes in Athens Georgia believe they will find them in a Karate Dojo. Please continue reading to learn why you would be doing yourself a disservice joining such a place. The large majority of traditional martial arts academies that teach Karate are failing to teach their students actual self-defense. Self-defense […]

Looking to branch out?

This is the story of SBG Athens tribe-member Ashley Healen. Ashley found SBG while she was injured. Working out at a different gym, Ashley had been exposed to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts as ways to stay fit. She quickly realized that she was more than casually interested in training martial arts, though. […]

How Aliveness Makes Your Life Better

If I told you I had the ability to increase your confidence, help you lose weight, help you get stronger, teach you to be comfortable in uncomfortable situations, and introduce you to some incredible people;  would you be interested? What if I included improving your ability to defend yourself from a violent attacker? Are you […]

Looking to take your workout to another level?

This is the story of SBG Athens coach Lee McMichael. Lee felt like he was in a rut before joining SBG Athens. A lifelong athlete active in several sports, Lee had always been in decent shape. After leaving school, however, he says that he never developed a satisfying routine. He would vacillate between being completely […]

Want to challenge the limitations you set for yourself?

This is the journey of Dr. Ben Fuqua: PhD, Professor of Literature, and martial arts student at SBG Athens. Before joining SBG Athens, Ben struggled with anxiety and lacked healthy outlets. Ben was convinced that people were meant to choose a path and never deviate from that path. He found success in the classroom, earning […]