About SBG Bury

Who Are SBG Bury?

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SBG University

We are the leading BJJ & MMA gym, close to Bury & Bolton, because:

  • Only BJJ Black Belt led gym in the Bury area (8th year post black belt under Karl Tanswell).
  • Rickson Gracie Certified
  • Also a Judoka, Thaiboxing and MMA Instructor who coaches worldwide (USA, Korea, Ireland).
  • Qualified SBG MMA Coach since 2006.
  • 1 Assistant Brown Belt Coach with 20+ years of grappling experience.
  • The only Head Coach in the area recommended by and has trained with a who’s who of the UFC and BJJ world.

“I have known Glyn Powditch for some years now. He is a fantastic coach and even better human being. Its been a pleasure learning from him and rolling with him on many occasions. If you are serious martial artist in the area you would be remiss not to be training with him and his students. “ – Rory Singer, TUF and UFC Veteran. BJJ Black Belt.

However, people who have never trained any martial arts before coming down for their first ever session have also loved training with us.

We offer world class training methodologies that have produced the likes of Conor McGregor, Forrest Griffin and Gunnar Nelson.

Our Coaches

At SBG Bury, our coaches are here to ensure you are on the path you desire to be on. Whether you’re looking to lose a few pounds, learn something new, or become the new Champion. Our coaches who are not only accomplished athletes but make training fun and engaging. Nobody will be more invested in your growth and improvement than an SBG coach.


Glyn Powditch

Glyn Powditch is a 1st degree BJJ Black Belt (Sept 2013) under Karl Tanswell and certified MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) Instructor at Straight Blast Gym Manchester. Glyn also holds a brown belt in Judo from his time training under Steve Pullen at Cheadle & Urmston Judo Club and has competed in BJJ and Judo at International and national competitions from Gracie Invitationals to the English Judo Open, winning the Absolute and middleweight divisions at the Revolution Submission Wrestling Tournament as well as medaling several tournaments such as SENI and Gracie Invitationals between 2003 and 2009. All classes follow the SBG I-method of Introduction, Isolation, and Integration with a specific focus on fundamentals. In 2017, Glyn has travelled all over the world to train, training at SBG Portland with Matt Thornton and attending the Rickson Gracie seminar, SBG Athens with the Singer Brothers, SBG Buford with Phillipe Gentry, 6th degree Black Belt Roberto Traven, and to South Korea with SBG affiliate World Jiu Jitsu in Pangyo.

Pete Joyce SBG Bury

Pete Joyce

One of Karl Tanswell's first blue and purple belts earning the latter in 2007, Pete competed in a number of competitions including Sub League and SENI in the early 2000s, coaching many of the classes at the original SBG UK HQ in all ranges from striking to clinch and ground. Pete was promoted to brown belt by Matt Inman and Glyn Powditch jointly in 2018.

Jonny Ohikere SBG Bury

Jonny Ohikere

A successful MMA competitor and BJJ Purple Belt, Jonny Ohikere joined SBG Bury after relocation. He previously competed in MMA representing both SBG Manchester HQ under Matt Inman and SBG South Shields where he worked under former Cage Warriors World Champion Alex Enlund. Described by Matt Inman as 'the real deal', Jonny coaches striking classes at SBG Bury using his expertise in Thai, Western Boxing and MMA clinch.

Reviews of SBG Bury

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Jay Pea
Jay Pea
11:49 26 Apr 21
Fantastic set up for BJJ in Ramsbottom. Coaches and members led by Glyn Powditch made me feel very welcome and helped... me with their knowledge and perpspectives. A great place to train, I will definitely be popping in when I am in the area.read more
Abdus sallam mohammad
Abdus sallam mohammad
00:46 26 Jan 21
i haven’t been in this gym before and i’m looking to start mma soon in 2022 if that’s okay. oh, and is that... connor mcregor in a photo?read more
Adam Noone
Adam Noone
12:38 17 Sep 20
Glyn Powditch is the most erudite coach I have had the pleasure of learning from, couple this with a great group of... coaches and members and it makes SBG Bury a must for anyone looking to get into or further their martial arts. It’s difficult to say enough good things about SBG and it’s world class way of learning and ethos. I would suggest not just taking my word for it but by checking it out for yourself, you won’t regret it!!read more
Stephen Gater
Stephen Gater
10:47 17 Sep 20
SBG Bury is a friendly gym with all the coaches and students being really welcoming and creating a positive environment... to train.Glyn and the other instructors provide is high quality coaching with clear instructions. I always look forward to classes and highly recommend.read more
George Taylor
George Taylor
10:03 17 Sep 20
SBG Bury is a fantastic place to train. Glyn is a world-class coach, the tribe is welcoming, ego-free and focused on... the development of the individual.read more
Daron Davidson
Daron Davidson
10:40 08 Sep 20
Cards on the table, this is the best gym I've ever been to. Glyn is a patient, thorough and very analytical coach. He... is one of the greatest minds in the BJJ domain, and puts a lot of time into making sure your fundamentals are on point in every aspect of BJJ.read more
Callum Mills
Callum Mills
16:52 23 Aug 20
Really warm welcome by everyone at the gym from the word go. Coaching is second to none, very clear and ever evolving... session to session. Would recommend to any age or level!read more
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SBG is the global organisation behind world renown MMA and BJJ players including UFC Champions Conor McGregor and Forrest Griffin.

SBG UK ranks in the top 10 places to train in the U.K. – Warrior Collective.

Our Head Coach led BJJ and MMA classes at SBG U.K. for many years under Karl Tanswell and was amongst the first batch to qualify as an SBG MMA instructor and was also Karl’s first BJJ Brown Belt back in 2009.

Please check out our reviews page, visit Google Maps or our Facebook page and you will find countless reviews like the below from students all over the world who have experienced our BJJ & MMA coaching.

You can study at home as well to accelerate progress or catch up on a missed session……

Our Facebook group records adult classes so you if you miss a session, want to recap, or ask any questions, you can study in your on time or recap on anything you have missed. Prospective students are welcome to join our Facebook group to take a look at typical classes and ask questions.

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