Sports & Fitness
The premier training facility for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, MMA and Fitness in Elgin Illinois. SBG opened its doors in Portland over 25 years ago, the goal was to create a university of fighting, where the truth of what does and does not work could be explored – an academy where ‘best practices’ could develop – where form would follow function. Since that time, the organization has grown exponentially. SBG now has over 50 locations around the world, and can be found on every continent. It has produced multiple UFC fighter’s multiple BJJ world champions, including black belt medalists, the biggest UFC Champion in History and currently stands as the world’s leading organization for functional martial arts, combat sports, law enforcement, military hand-to-hand, and self-defense. In addition to a consolidated business structure and curricula – there is a strong bond of shared philosophy, and loyalty, that unites all of the SBG locations. It is reflected in the organizations moto – One Tribe One Vibe. The most common SBG member is your everyday human being who works full time, has a family, goes to school, and is looking for fun, fitness and community. In short SBG truly is for everybody. The arts typically taught within a SBG Academy are all functional martial arts systems. This list includes Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, with some of the highest-level instruction available in the sport. Our curriculum is designed for families of all ages looking to get in shape, interested in self-defense or just love to train in a healthy, fun and family friendly environment.