Who Are SBG Bury?
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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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WHY ELSE YOU SHOULD CHOOSE SBG BURY
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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