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||"Matt Thornton is the President and founder of SBG international.
He also acts as the head Coach for the world headquarters of
SBGi located in Portland Oregon. Matt was the first athlete
in the State of Oregon to receive a black belt in Brazilian
Jiu-Jitsu, and is currently in high demand teaching seminars
across the globe.You can also find Matt teaching classes open
to the public five days a week. The Portland Gym has become
a hub for students from across the world who stay in Oregon
to train and workout using the SBGi methods. And unlike some
coaches and black belts who are seldom found teaching brand
new members, you will still find Matt coaching and teaching
beginners and everyone else throughout the week at the Portland
Gym. To quote Matt: "Our Portland Gym truly is for every-body,
and the overall vibe and attitude is pretty unique and special.
It's an incredible group of people we have assembled here" You
can reach the Portland Gym at 503-230-7924 or you can reach
Matt directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule training.
Whether your local or coming from out of town, the Portland
Gym is THE place to be, and the place to experience the unique
Portland Oregon Branch
Contact: Matt Thornton
1812 NE 43rd Ave. (corner of 43rd and Sandy)
Portland, OR 97213
Tel: (503) 230-7924
SBG - Berkely
Modern Combatives - Mixed Martial Arts
Contact: Lily Pagle, Alan Pagle
1450 San Pablo ave Berkeley 94702
Tel: (775) 530-8518
Straight Blast Gym of Seattle
Contact: Sonia Sillan
5050 Delridge Way SW
Seattle WA 98106
Contact: Chris Meyers
557 West Silver St. Suite 202
Elko NV. 89801
- East Coast - Regional Director: Steve Whittier
Like most of our coaches, my martial arts experience began
in the classical martial arts and evolved to more modern,
integrated approaches such as Jeet Kune Do, and finally to
alive combat athletics.
After teaching for years both as a martial arts instructor
and in academia, I made the move in 2003 to start my own
program, Nexus Martial Arts, which was the first SBG International
gym in Massachusetts. In SBGi, I have found not only a group
of extremely intelligent and diverse people, including some
truly great friends, but also an amazing complement to the
great training resources I have found here in Mass: an organization
that is on the cutting edge of functional performance coaching
and training for everyone – from hobbyists to professional
competitors, even military and law enforcement.
At Nexus, as with all SBGi programs, we are dedicated helping
our students improve and enhance their lives through the
vehicle of alive martial arts. There is nothing quite like
seeing the same passion we have for what we do ignited in
SBG East Coast Headquarters/ Nexus
Contact: Stephen Whittier
14 Kendrick Rd
Wareham, MA 02571
- Mountain and Mid-West - Regional Director: Travis Davison
Unlike most of our coaches, I have no background in traditional martial arts. Instead, I found my way to SBGi through countless rewinds and slow-motion replays of early UFC. And finally, at the recommendation of a coworker, I found the Portland gym a gateway to a new world – one that would replace the outdated drunken-assault style of my bar brawls.
Since then, nine years have passed and I've spent the better part of them training with Matt Thornton at SBGi headquarters in Portland, OR. During that time, I have had the privilege to train with and be coached by some amazing athletes and people. As I travel, in the US and abroad, I am always pleasantly surprised to find that whether in Reno or Dublin, the SBG vibe is always the same.
I recently moved to Kalispell, Montana and although I miss what I left behind, I look forward to opening the first SBGi gym in Montana. A new venue means new faces, new personalities, and new adventures. And I expect that as we welcome visitors to Big Sky country, they will also feel the familiar vibe of SBGi.
As Dorothy says, "There's no place like home."
Straight Blast Gym of Montana
Contact: Travis Davison
410 First Avenue East
Contact: Travis Davison
6550 HWY 93 South Suite 103
Straight Blast Gym Idaho/Combat Fitness
Contact: (208) 935-6264
528 Americana Blvd
Boise, ID 83702
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