Straight Blast Gym
WHERE AND WHEN
WHERE AND WHEN
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Unit 31 Northpoint Business Park, Cork
Mon - Fri
6:00am - 7:00am
20 weeks - 100 lessons
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HOW TO GET STARTED
Learn Everything You Need to Know about the Warrior Training Program.
Discover How the Warrior Training Program will Transform Your Life.
If you have any questions about the program, get in touch and we will help to answer them.
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Foundations and movement
This first phase focuses on movement and the foundations of MMA as well as the participants conditioning. From a technical perspective, it’s foundation all the way. Foundation of movement, striking, clinch/wrestling and ground.
Technique in Movement
Now that you’ve developed killer cardio, our focus will switch to building your MMA skills and techniques. During this phase, you will be introduced to a range of submissions, alongside advanced grappling and boxing techniques. Once you’ve become comfortable with these techniques, you’ll put your skills to the test in light-contact sparring.
Advanced Grappling Transitions
Advanced Boxing Techniques
Pressure and Preparation
Now you have become skilled in all areas of MMA, training will be adjusted to help you prepare for the W2W Finale. To ensure you can deal with the pressure of making the walk in front of your friends and family, your training sessions will consist of live MMA sparring, live drills, and recovery work.
MAke The Walk With W2W!
After 20 weeks of training, all participants are given the option of competing against a fellow Warrior in a MMA Fight Night known as the ‘W2W Finale’. The W2W Finale is a one-of-a-kind event where friends, family, and coaches get together to celebrate the amazing mental and physical transformations undergone by our Warriors in the past 5 months. Whether or not you choose to compete, the W2W Finale will stay fresh in your memory for years to come!
Showcase Your Skills
Celebrate With Friends And Family
Release your Inner Champion
Meet your coach
Head Coach - SBG Cork
Liam-Og Griffin began his martial arts journey at the age of 7, studying the art of Shotokan karate. At the age of 18, Liam graduated to a black belt and began to compete in karate competitions all over the world.Graduating to black belt at age 18, he competed in the likes of Japan, USA, mainland Europe and all across the UK. After setting up an independent gym with his family, Liam’s gym joined SBG International in 2016.
FROM AS LITTLE AS €12.60 PER TRAINING SESSION
THE WORLD’S LEADING MMA PROGRAM DESIGNED TO
CONQUER MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL LIMITATIONS
Challenge You Mentally & Physically
Turn You Into A Skilled Martial Artist
make you the fittest you’ve ever been
Don't Take Our Word For It
W2W's response to COVID-19?
All countries and states are dealing with their own unique challenges and strategies to help overcome the COVID-19 pandemic. W2W are working on a customised solution with each gym and local government authorities to determine the safest and most timely approach for individual W2W Series to recommence.
If you are a current competitor, please keep an eye on your inbox and series Facebook group for updates from your coach and W2W. If you have any further questions, please contact us for an update.
Is the W2W program Safe?
The W2W 20 week training program has been designed with Competitor safety at the forefront. It’s created to strengthen your body and whilst there are lots of basic technical movements to learn, you will slowly progress to higher stages of training as you get stronger in order to minimise any injuries. We run a very strict rule set that is passed down internationally. Our Competitors compete in 8oz gloves which are bigger and more padded than what you see on TV. Our referees are heavily briefed to ensure all of our Competitors and kept very safe during Finale and of course under professional guidance and support from your experienced Coaches.
What is a free Intro Class?
A free Intro Class is exactly as it sounds – a chance for you to learn a few new mixed martial arts techniques and try a sample of the Warrior Training Program… for free! There is NO obligation to continue with the program after your intro class, and we can guarantee you’ll learn some fun and practical moves that will help in your everyday life.
When you show up to your Intro Class, you’ll step inside the gym you’ll be training at, meet the world-class coaches and hear a bit about their background. You’ll do a warm up, and then the fun begins! You’ll be taken through a training session where you’ll learn some simple self defence techniques, effective (and fun!) takedowns, and other mixed martial arts moves.
You’ll then get a chance to learn more about the Warrior Training Program, hear a few stories from past Warriors and ask all your burning questions.
You’ll walk away with a clear understanding of what to expect over the 20 week program, what the benefits are and most importantly, a gut feel on whether you’re ready to make the commitment. If you’re ready – we’re ready. And if you’re not? That’s ok too! You’ll have learned some practical new MMA techniques to apply in everyday life and know that the program is available if you change your mind in the future.
Who does the W2W training program?
All fitness levels are welcome, and no prior MMA experience is needed to begin the W2W 20 week training program.
It is designed for men and women from all walks of life who want to get fit, learn new skills and step outside their comfort zone for a life-changing experience.
Everyone has a different reason for signing up for W2W. It’s this reason, or your ‘why’, that keeps you motivated to show up day after day, until you reach the end of this life-changing challenge and step inside the octagon.
To compete in the W2W Finale event you must be 18 years old, but there is no upper age limit. Our oldest competitor to date is 62 years old! All competitors are required to pass a medical examination before stepping inside the octagon.
Do many females do the W2W program?
Our goal is to have 50/50 participation of males and females in all our series around the globe. On average around 40% of competitors worldwide are female, with some series having well over 50% female participation.
Many women take on W2W not just for the physical challenge, but to be a great role model to their family, to face their fears and to feel empowered.
How do I know I can do this?
Fear of failure, fear of embarrassment, sometimes even fear of success, these are common and normal emotions. Every gym that hosts a W2W series is thoroughly checked and prepared to ensure they offer a supportive and welcoming environment. This is central to our ethos. When you join W2W, you join a family that is here to help, support and guide you along the way. Once you take on this challenge, you’ll always be part of the W2W family.
What if my work schedule interferes with my training?
From time to time during the course of a 5 month W2W training program it is inevitable that life demands will mean that some sessions will be missed. The most important thing to ensure during these occasions is that you communicate openly and transparently with your coaches so that they may set you some “homework” in terms of making up for the odd session that you may miss. It’s inescapable however that each competitor must be personally accountable for their own attendance and commitment to training.
Completing this journey is hard. That’s the point. It’s hard because you’re doing something extraordinary to prepare for something truly extraordinary, your first MMA bout! So the only way you will reap the full benefits of the program and reach your full potential is by staying accountable and maximising your attendance. In our experience many work colleagues and bosses will be very supportive of you taking such a bold challenge and will be there on finale night to cheer you on in your fight! So communicate openly and clearly with coaches and employers alike and it will all work out well!
What is the Finale?
After 20 weeks of intense training, our participants have the option to be matched up against a fellow Warrior and have their very own MMA fight in front of their friends and family at the W2W Finale.
Regardless if you are a spectator, a coach or a fighter, the W2W finale is a night you’ll never forget. With high-quality production, a world-class octagon and fighters sporting professional MMA fight gear, it can be easy to forget that each fighter making the walk was an MMA novice only 20 weeks ago. After committing themselves to a rigorous schedule where they pushed themselves past their limits, faced their fears and experienced phenomenal transformations, the W2W finale is the perfect way to mark the end of a once-in-a-lifetime journey for our Warriors.
As it will be the only time many of our Warriors partake in an MMA Fight Night, we are committed to giving them and their supporters that attend the event a night that they will never forget. If you would like to experience an amazing celebration of transformation, success, and mental fortitude, visit a W2W Finale!
Do I have to compete in the Finale?
Participation in the W2W Finale is optional for all participants.
The Finale at the end is ultimately the graduation, it’s the point of true empowerment and a chance to really prove to yourself that with the right determination and motivation you really can do anything.
With Competitor safety at the forefront of all of our programs if the coaches feel a Competitor is not ready either physically or mentally, they will not be put forward to compete in the finale. If you do not feel comfortable with the thought of taking part in the finale you will not be asked to do so.
Will the Warrior Training Program help me lose weight?
When you join the Warrior Training Program, you will receive a nutritional guidelines eBook that will provide you with meal plans to help you reach your physical goals.
How will the Warrior Training Program make me fit?
Alongside training in a range of Martial Arts disciplines, when you join the Warrior Training Program you will undergo 20 weeks of strength and conditioning classes specifically designed to get you fighting fit!