At SBG children will find guidance.
Young adults will find mentors.
Top athletes will find insight.
SBG began officially in Portland Oregon, in 1992 when its founder and head coach, Matt Thornton, had an epiphany regarding exactly what type of environment he himself wanted to train in, one with a scientific and philosophical approach to martial arts.
Today SBG has over 50 thriving locations worldwide, including the USA, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Africa.
SBG Ireland was founded in 2001 by John Kavanagh – Ireland’s first Brazilian JiuJitsu Black Belt. Currently the top Mixed Martial Arts Gym in the world, John is rightfully regarded as ´The Godfather´ of Irish MMA.
ndeed,SBG Ireland has produced fighters all the way from white belt beginners to UFC Champions. Among the Tribe are Owen Roddy, Conor McGregor, Ais Daly, Gunnar Nelson, Paddy Holohan, CathalPendred, Chris Fields and Tom King to name a few.
SBG standout, Philip ‘The Honeybadger’ Mulpeter is the head coach at SBG Portarlington.