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  • 2020 in Review: *Ding Ding... Fight!*

    2020 in Review: *Ding Ding... Fight!*

    If ever there was a year that we could compare to being in a fist fight, it’s 2020. * Spoiler alert* : we won. At times we might have looked a bit reminiscent of Joanna Jedrzejczyk post-Zhang Weili but, we won. Like any good fight, we prepped and practiced and stood ready for war. We signed the contract for a new building and squelched our apprehension to expand. We had finally reached the point where growth was necessary for survival and so, we gloved up. The first two months of the year was our “Round One.” A feeling-out process. No bumps or bruises, just maintaining the fundamentals while securing the plan for the next four rounds. Then, Round Two came at us ....

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  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coach from Spartan Fitness MMA Birmingham, AL wins IBJJF World Master Championship

    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coach from Spartan Fitness MMA Birmingham, AL wins IBJJF World Master Championship

    Spartan Fitness MMA Birmingham, AL Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coach Roger Coelho hit the tournament trail hard this year and wrapped up the season taking first place in the World Master IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship! In true SBG fashion, Coach Roger lead from the front by competing in six IBJJF tournaments in 2020, and bringing home eight gold medals to don the walls of Spartan Fitness/SBG Alabama (That's YOUR coach!!). He brought home ALL GOLD medals from the Atlanta Winter International Open, Oklahoma City International Open, Foley International Open, Pan IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship, Atlanta International Open, and the World Master IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship in Orlando. We are grateful ....

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  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu belt promotions at Spartan Fitness MMA Birmingham kick off the Christmas season!

    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu belt promotions at Spartan Fitness MMA Birmingham kick off the Christmas season!

    The holiday season has officially begun! Our Toys For Tots drive is on its last week, our annual Christmas party is coming up, and this past Saturday we celebrated some major Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu accomplishments in true Spartan Fitness MMA Birmingham fashion to add to the cheer: the notorious ironman rolls! We started off with the kids who earned new belts by working hard with outstanding discipline and focus, then awarded blue belts to 8 tribe members who, despite all the additional challenges this year has presented, have been showing up and putting in great, consistent work. Blue belt is a major accomplishment that doesn’t come easy, so make sure to give these ....

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  • Spartan Fitness MMA Team Hits the Big Screen in "Embattled" Movie filmed in Birmingham, Alabama

    Spartan Fitness MMA Team Hits the Big Screen in "Embattled" Movie filmed in Birmingham, Alabama

    Spartan Fitness MMA Team Hits the Big Screen in "Embattled" Movie filmed in Birmingham, Alabama “Embattled,” an MMA movie filmed here in Birmingham, Alabama features several of your coaches and teammates executing some high-level Kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu stunts on the big screen! "Embattled" is a film about a father and son’s tumultuous relationship, both with the world of mixed martial arts and with each other. The film was released this past weekend in select theaters and on digital platforms including Amazon Video, Vudu, iTunes, and On Demand. The movie was filmed in 2018 and when the cast and crew of “Embattled” came to ....

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  • Meet your NEW gym!

    Meet your NEW gym!

    Welcome home everyone! As you all know, so much time, work and energy has been put into opening the doors to the new spot, and even though there are still posters to hang and showers to install, we couldn't wait any longer to share it with you guys- the tribe. Thank you for your patience and continued support that we lean on, we couldn’t have done it without you! Now for the formal introduction: here are some features of the new place that we’re particularly excited about and that continue to set Spartan Fitness apart. 5200sq/ft of mat space!
    This is twice the space we had at the old spot, and with a custom made and designed padded hip wall, ....

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  • Bullyproof Workshop: What to Expect

    Bullyproof Workshop: What to Expect

    THIS SATURDAY
    we are hosting our annual BULLYPROOF workshop
    ! This event is FREE
    and you do NOT have to be a member to attend! We will have coffee and snacks for parents during the workshop and we'll send all of the kids home with a gift bag! Please make sure your child eats a healthy breakfast
    , brings a bottle of water
    , and wears comfortable athletic clothing
    . We will have registration starting at 10:30am, get the kids on the mat by 11:00am, and wrap up at 1:00pm! Check out this video from Coach Chris to know more about what to expect! Your child will learn how to walk away ....

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  • FREE Bullyproof Workshop!

    FREE Bullyproof Workshop!

    NEXT SATURDAY
    we are hosting our annual BULLYPROOF workshop
    ! This event is FREE
    and you do NOT have to be a member to attend! We will have coffee and snacks for parents during the workshop and we'll send all of the kids home with a gift bag! Your child will learn how to walk away from a bully with CONFIDENCE
    , develop social skills
    , and have FUN
    ! During the workshop we will implement our system of the "3 T's" (Talk, Tell, Tackle) to better prepare your child for bullies in a way that gives them confidence and gives you peace of mind. We will have registration starting at 10:30am, get the kids on the mat by 11:00am, and wrap up at ....

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  • Check out these EXCITING upcoming EVENTS!

    BIG THINGS are happening here with the SBG Birmingham tribe! With an upcoming kickboxing tournament and bouts at V3Fights 71 , we are staying busy here at Spartan Fitness. We also have some CRAZY Black November deals coming up so be sure to check your emails from us so you don’t miss out! NEXT SATURDAY, November 17 th is the FIRST EVER IKF kickboxing tournament in the state of Alabama! We are teaming up with IKF to host the tournament at OUR gym and we want you to be a part of it! Click HERE for more information and IF YOU ARE COMPETING, you can also register in advance through the website! PLEASE MAKE NOTE of the UPDATED EVENT TIME! 11:00am- Door ....

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  • SBG FAMILY, WE NEED YOUR HELP!!

    SBG FAMILY, WE NEED YOUR HELP!!

    Eryk Anders @sbgalabama and # teamanders are trying to help a child who lost her leg due to bone cancer. We are raffling off Eryk's UFC bag and the biggest donation gets his actual # UFC fight gloves!! Please help however you can and spread the word by sharing everywhere. # SBG community I need your help on this one. https://www.facebook.com/chris.conolley/videos/pcb.10214783325473690/10214783325153682/?type=3&theater https://www.facebook.com/chris.conolley/videos/pcb.10214783325473690/10214783323593643/?type=3&theater ?? ?? We need the help of all our friends ?? ?? Precisamos da ajuda dos nossos amigos! ....

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  • Eryk Anders Headlines UFC Fight Night in Brazil

    Eryk Anders Headlines UFC Fight Night in Brazil

    Last year was huge for the career of middleweight rising star Eryk Anders . After starting off 2017 with a bang and an LFA belt, Anders got the call to step up to the UFC and didn’t miss a beat, winning both of his fights for the promotion to finish off 2017. For Anders the step up to the UFC wasn’t intimidating, as he puts it, no matter where he’s fighting he approaches each bout the same way. “Whether it’s a regional promotion, Legacy, the UFC, whatever, I fight just the same,” said Anders. “The stage is bigger and the lights are bright, but at the end of the day it all comes down to me going in there and doing what I need to do. ....

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