Tough is how you train,
not how you act.
New SBG Ireland HQ Gym
Judo • Strength & Conditioning • Personal Fitness
Weight Loss • Women’s Fitness • Martial Arts Shop
Kids & Teens Classes
I joined SBG Ireland HQ over 2 years ago wanting to get fitter, understand the basics of combat sports and train in a learning environment. To say SBG HQ provides all 3, and then some more, would be a huge understatement. The various levels of high quality coaching, across the multiple combat disciplines, is something that must be experienced to be believed. Each coach is highly skilled, but more importantly, extremely patient with each gym member who enters ‘their mat’ regardless if it’s a class or one to one training session. I am a testament to that, as under the watchful eyes of the SBG coaches, I have gone from zero fights to 3 and losing over 12kg in weight during the process. What is also very unique about SBG HQ, considering it can be viewed as a combat environment, is the fantastic atmosphere and camaraderie amongst the fellow members. I have made more than a handful of friends for life out of SBG HQ. As you enter SBG HQ there is a sign saying ‘This is SBG……..you will be OK’ and in my experience that couldn’t be any truer.
I first came to SBG Ireland HQ through the breakthrough program, a program set up by "the Beacon of Light" charity, this was a joint venture from the charity and SBG, managed by the head striking coach Karl Cannon, the charity is there to help people suffering from mental health difficulties, anxiety or depression. I had a backround in addiction and the program allowed me access to the gym to help with my recovery. I quickly realised that SBG was more than just a gym, it was a community, a family, I went from the organised classes from the program into the day to day timetable in the gym, taking part in all striking based classes, quickly building my skills which would ultimately allow me to compete in K1 fights on behalf of SBG. SBG and its coaches in particular Karl Cannon have been great to me, it is a home away from home, where i come to train but also to meet my friends, If anyone said to me they were thinking of joining or trying something new, i would tell them straight away, Straight Blast Gym Ireland is the place for you.