The Best Martial Arts And Group Fitness In Athens

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SBG Athens

Our Expert Team

Our expert coaches teach you and/or your child valuable life skills such as confidence, discipline, self-defense, goal setting & leadership to push you to reach your goals!

Our Core Values

Our core values are built upon hard work and respect. We create a healthy & safe environment and mentor our students to take personal responsibility for their results.

Our Mission

We are committed to providing innovative, relevant, sustainable and accessible Martial Arts and Fitness programs that empower our students for life.

Our Promise

We pledge to provide you with a fitness environment that will be supportive, passionate, safe & full of integrity while promoting excellence and fitness in our community.

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Kids Martial Arts

Our Kids Martial Arts classes are designed to provide a safe, caring and educational environment to support and actively encourage personal growth. We are dedicated to empowering our students and developing an awareness of importance of fitness, health and safety in a fun and engaging environment that your child will love.

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Mixed Martial Arts

SBG Athens offers a proven Mixed Martial Arts program that can turn anyone - regardless of age, gender or previous experience - into a quick and powerful fighting machine. Our expert staff is made of of professional instructors teaching the most effective stand up and ground fighting techniques in the world today!

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes can help you take on the best ground-based self-defense strategies while also challenging your body to be stronger and more agile than ever before. This system is great for all skill levels.

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Our Services

Our elite trainers offer a range of services to match your fitness goals

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Confidence & Self-Esteem

There are a wealth of benefits that come from healthy self-confidence from helping you manage fears and maintain a positive mental attitude. Train with us and you'll discover there is no better way to build your confidence then with the Martial Arts.

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Discipline & Self-Control

With self-discipline comes all kinds of beneficial improvements to your life including advanced focus, new found respect, better health & fitness along with having an easier time at work or school. The bedrock of Martial Arts is founded on teaching discipline and self-control to its students.

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Knowledge of Self-Defense produces advantages far beyond looking cool and hoisting trophies. With these skills you'll learn to defend yourself in a variety of situations, whether life-threatening or you're being bullied in school. Not only that, but you'll gain the confidence to use - or not use - these skills to keep you and your family safe.

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New Friends & Mentors

Our team is dedicated to your success. Whether that means pushing you to your limits, being a friend in a time of need or spending extra time to show you a technique you're struggling with, our community is here to make you feel comfortable and safe while having fun and learning effective techniques.


What People Are Saying

Still need convincing? Check out what people are saying about us.

Forest Griffin - Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion

The HCG showed me what MMA is as well as how to train for it and how to learn it. The HCG covers the fundamentals of training in every aspect of MMA from the most basic to the expert. They can teach anyone from the newbie to the expert they can teach you well. Adam and Rory Singer have the ability ....

Junior Assuncao (UFC Veteran, BJJ Black Belt)

As a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Capoeria and a MMA fighter, I find The HardCore Gym to be a great training facility. My name is Junior Assuncao. I began training at The HardCore Gym to prepare for my fight in Brazil this past March. Being long time friends with Masters Rory and Coach Adam ....

Doug Paustian - Quality Assurance Engineer/Manager

I started at The HardCore Gym weighing 258 pounds and over a course of twelve months I am holding around 210 pounds. Just to make the math easy that is 48 pounds lost. Let's just say I also have a new wardrobe now and feel better than I have in years. To be forty seven years old let's just say it ....

Taylor Bell; Former Professional Poker Player

I began training at The HardCore Gym of Athens, GA in October of 2010. At the time, I was playing poker professionally and was just looking for something to get me out of the house. Physical fitness has and will always be very important to me so when my buddy, a fellow poker player, asked if I’d be ....

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Learn from the best Martial Arts instructors in the area who are dedicated to providing a stable, family environment where you can excel in your personal goals and find a varied and supportive community. Whether your plan is to compete, lose weight, meet new like-minded people or increase your day-to-day life, we will help you get there faster than you ever thought possible while having fun doing it!

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