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    Posted: 09 Aug 2013 at 5:09pm

Ever kick yourself

for having missed out on something amazing?

Ever miss an opportunity of a lifetime because you

foolishly said

I’ll go next time?”

Don’t let this happen to you!


SBG is getting ready to host a once in a lifetime event.

Training, rolling, BJJ, MMA, Coaching, Business consulting… everything you ever wanted to learn in terms of

Martial Arts – ALL held at a beautiful all-inclusive resort!

You will be training with some of the planets top

coaches in a literal



It Will Only Happen Once And You Don’t Want To Miss It!

Five Days In SBGi Paradise!


Wednesday October 16 – Sunday October 20th

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  • The Spectacular SBG Training Camp. Following our push to beat ourselves each camp philosophy!

( Hint:That means this will be the best Camp to DATE.)

  • Training Paradise. All the Details for the Four Start Resort!

Transportation to and from the resort.

A gorgous room with an ocean view & balcony.

ALL the delicious FOOD you can eat!

All the DRINKS you can drink!

Multiple swimming pools.

A private beach.

Tons of family activities.

An AMAZING time socializing with all the SBG family.


  • Brand New Level 2 Coaching curriculum! Taught for the first time EVER, with a new focus on drilling and


-By Head Coach/President, Matt Thornton

  • Growing Gorillas – Proper kids coaching for both building business AND successful Kids comp teams. Why

coaching kids the way you teach adults will HURT your gym!

-By VP, Travis Davison

The SBG Business Group -
Doubling Gym incomes in less than 2 months!

And for those achy, sore combat athlete bodies we offer SBG YOGA!!


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Kisa Davison of the Yoga Room of Montana

and Salome Thornton of Primate Yoga ~ Practical Practice

will be sharing their expertise to help us ward off unwanted aches and pains and achieve stability, strength and

full range of motion.

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Don’t miss this opportunity to learn

valuable tricks to help keep your body

in good shape and on the mat!


Salome Thornton in action above

Over that last few years SBGi has undergone some major changes, and made some major gains.

Everyone who has been attending the spring or fall camps can tell you each one is better than the last!

SBGi has also added a variety of all new programs. Some of you have already had the pleasure of checking out the

Growing Gorillas kids program, or have enrolled in the SBG business program.

All of this is fantastic, but there are two major pieces we need to address.

Two things that you know you will ALWAYS get at a SBGi Camp.


#1 Awesome Training -

Money can’t buy the collection of coaches that you get to experience at a SBG camp.

The last Camp featured OVER FOURTEEN BJJ Black Belts in One Location, all sharing and training together.

If you want to continue your growth in Jiu Jitsu, MMA, Self Defense, Boxing, or Muay Thai you couldn’t find a

group of more experienced Coaches.


The Coaching Staff that Makes Camp one of the best Learning Experiences of your LIFETIME

#2 Amazing People -

The Friendships and experiences you will have with the other members of your tribe is something you have to

experience to appreciate.

Retreats like this one are the only time where you are surrounded by people from all over the world that share the

same values, interests and LOVE for martial arts as you do.

The people you meet and experiences you acquire will allow you to build (as most of you already know) life long

friend ships.

The feel you get at camp is the reason SBGi shares the motto:

“One Tribe One Vibe”

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I can’t afford it you say?

When an opportunity like this presents itself, and you get

ALL the training,

ALL the food,

ALL the drinks

and ALL the socializing you can handle,


for a daily cost that is less than a night in an Average American hotel,

you can’t afford NOT to do it!


The People of Spring Camp 2013

The 2013 SBGi Spring Camp was the first event of its kind.

There had never been an SBGi gathering like this before in the entire history of the organization.

All but two of the Matt Thornton’s Black Belts training and coaching on ONE MAT.

This was NOT to be missed.

No one had experienced coaching like this ever before.

Over 14 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belts.

If you missed it I honestly feel sorry for you an event like that may never again take place.


Matt and His Black Belts

I am not experienced enough you say?

Nonsense, this Retreat is DESIGNED to accommodate ALL levels of experience, and people with varied interests.

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I’ll wait until next time you say?

A retreat like this literally comes along once in a lifetime,

Don’t be a CRAZY!

Listen what Rich Beaupit had to say about the 2013 Spring Camp


“Just got in from SBGi Spring Camp….what a weekend of training and friendship…THE BEST Camp to date!!

Travis and Kisa went above and beyond to host this Camp….organized and well thought out…attention to detail in every sense of the word….they made sure EVERYONE was well taken care of from airport pick ups to lunch and dinner arrangements to Camp photographer getting a rare photo of all the Black Belts…thanks to them for all the effort they put in to make this happen.

There is so much I could post, but I will keep it somewhat short…some very cool moments of Camp for me:

- the instruction was all world class…from EVERY COACH…everyone brought something to the table that white to black belts could put into their game almost immediately….

- watching so many BJJ Black Belts training/ trading / rolling with each other with no ego and seeing the pure enjoyment and smiles on their faces while doing it.

- being coached by these Black Belts and having them treat you like an equal…no matter what rank they taught they treated everyone the same, gave them their full attention, and did it willingly, making everyone feel very good about themselves.

- getting coached by one of the “Dirty Dozen” Chris Hauteur….broke down the most fundamental of positions and had you coming away with something totally new about it that would help your game right away…and he does it with so much FUN and humor…and then you see him sitting on the couch playing with his daughter simply enjoying the moment…very cool…

- getting to hang out and chat with so many friends, both old and new, that are genuinely interested in what is going in your life, and accept you for who you are.

- meeting and training with Adam and Rory Singer…great guys, very down to earth, and a wealth of knowledge that they were more than willing to share…very selfless…

- I could go on and on, but will finish with my Coach and mentor Matt Thornton….it was very cool to see him looking around the room at all his Black Belts and how proud he was of this time with all of them together….

Matt genuinely wants to help everyone be better….as martial artists and as people…he helped me out this camp with both of those areas, and a big thank you to him for continuing to help us look inside ourselves and keep discovering..” - Rich Beaupit

That was only the Start!


The Black Belts of the 2013 SBGi Spring Camp

Here’s What Sonia Sillan (Proud new Co-Owner of the NEW SBG Seattle)

Had to say about the SBGi Business Group


Within the first month of joining the business group, our income doubled.

The SBG Business Group was the difference between success and failure for our gym

- we went from wondering if we were going to lose students and making all of our bills, to being able to afford a remodel.

All of that in just a couple months!


How much is ALL this going to cost me?

With a lot of hard work and planning, we’ve managed to put together some group packages that are an


- Six Night Stay in a gorgeous resort hotel

- Transportation from the airport to and from the resort

-All the food you can eat, at multiple delicious restaurants

-All the drinks you can drink

- All the Training you can handle on Saturday & Sunday

How much is all that worth per day? 300-400$ at least, right?


Option #1 six night stay:

Pre-registered by Aug 25th, 2013:

SBGI Members (at any listed SBG Academy): $1171. (per person)

That price includes EVERYTHING, including SIX NIGHTS at the resort!

Non- Members: $1318. Per person (no single day rates)

That’s 195. a day for a fantastic hotel, transportation, ALL your meals, ALL your drinks,


How many times do you pay that just for a hotel room, and if you’re lucky, one meal?!

This offer WILL not last.

Once the resort is booked, we will no longer be allowing sign ups!

After Aug 25th, 2013:

SBGI Members: $1271.00 (per person)

1418. per person non-members


*What if your spouse or significant other doesn’t train?

Spectator fee: 875. for all 6 nights!

all meals

all drinks


and a host of family friendly activities run throughout the day by the resort!


This Retreat will be different for a number of reasons. First, we are offering 5 full days of training. This will include an all day business management meeting for those in our group. An all day Level One Coaching course, which is usually done over 12 consecutive Saturdays (2 hours each), and has been condensed to a one day course. An all day Level Two Coaching class, this class has never been offered before, and will be available to everyone who has already taken the Level One Coaching Class either in Portland or Montana, or who takes the Level One the day previously. There will also be a one day course on teaching BJJ for children, as well as other separate teaching modules for both Academy owners, hobbyists, as well as competitive athletes.

On Saturday & Sunday there will all day training, with various SBG black belts and coaches, in an air conditioned

room, on mats!

I really can’t emphasize enough

just how amazing our resort is,

or how fantastic this event will be!


Option #2 four night stay:

Pre-registered by Aug 25th, 2013:

SBGI Members (at any listed SBG Academy): $861. (per person)

That price includes EVERYTHING, including FOUR NIGHTS at the resort!

Non- Members: $1161. Per person (no single day rates)

A fantastic hotel, transportation, ALL your meals, ALL your drinks, and WORLD CLASS TRAINING ALL


How many times do you pay that just for a hotel room, and if you’re lucky, one meal?!

This offer WILL not last.

Once the resort is booked, we will no longer be allowing sign ups!

After Aug 25th, 2013:

SBGI Members: $997.00 (per person)

1280. per person non-members


*What if your spouse or significant other doesn’t train?

Spectator fee: 665. for all 4 nights!

*for spousal (non-training) day rates, please call Beth (number is below)


Call NOW, or send an email right

away and reserve your spot TODAY!

Call Beth Pederson:



Enrollment is LIMITED!

This resort has limited space, we WILL be cutting off all enrollment, and based on the last few camps, we expect

that will happen very quickly.

Get a deposit into Beth TODAY to secure your space in this unbelievable once in a lifetime event!


You will be in a Paradise!

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Am I exaggerating?


See that pictures, that’s a small section of the pools.

Multiple pools.

Pools for kids.

Pools for exercise.

Pools with swim up bars!

Not to mention FOUR Restaurants and Two Snack Bars Check these out!

El Patio Buffet Restaurant


Don Quijote restaurant

Restaurant specialized in Spanish cuisine.


Capri Restaurant

Specializing in Italian cuisine


Los Arcos Grill Restaurant

Restaurant specialized in steaks, fish and seafood.



Los Arcos Snack Restaurant

A Mexican specialties restaurant with snacks and a charro corner.

La Cantina Bar

With Mexican snacks, open until 1:00 a.m. (1.00 am)

And Remember, ALL your meals at ALL of these fine restaurants is

INCLUDED in your fee!

Eat as much and often as you like!


And That’s Just the Food! Check out everything else the Resort will have for you!

Health and beauty

2 outdoor jacuzzi’

Fitness center

Steam room

Spa, massages and treatments

Swimming pools and entertainment

4 swimming pools (one sports, 2 family and one for children)

night time shows and daytime entertainment

Games room

Carefully note that the will to believe & the wish to understand are two completely different things; & only one propels us forward.

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