Join the SBG Bury Facebook Group to watch our classes and to connect with our FREE online BJJ & MMA Instructional Videos. We are the leading BJJ & MMA gym in the area because:
- Only BJJ Black Belt led gym in the Bury area (7th year post black belt).
- Rickson Gracie Certified 1st Degree Black Belt
- Also a Judoka, Thaiboxing and MMA Instructor who coaches worldwide (USA, Korea, Ireland).
- Qualified SBG MMA Coach since 2006.
- 1 Assistant Brown Belt Coach.
- The only Head Coach recommended by and has trained with a who’s who of the UFC and BJJ world.
From UFC Veterans like Davey Grant, Rory Singer and Cage Warrior’s World Champion Alex Enlund recommending SBG Bury and Head Coach Glyn Powditch……
“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.
Other Key Diffentiators:
- Pay As You Go Option – we don’t offer 7 days free and then hard sell a 6 month contract that you can’t escape from.
- SBG Qualified MMA Instructor since 2006
- There are no additional grading fees nor requirements to wear our uniforms.
- Beginners Welcome! Only a T-shirt and tracksuit bottoms are required to begin.
- Adults, Ladies Only & Children’s BJJ & MMA Classes.
- We have a dedicated facility (no cancellations because the room has been let to another activity).
Our students travel from all over the north west- Oldham, Bolton, Blackburn, Rossendale, and Rochdale each week to train with us, often from competing organisations including brown belts and head instructors.
We coach a hybrid of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Rickson Gracie DNA), Judo, Freestyle Wrestling and Thaiboxing clinch. Whatever works optimally, for self defence, MMA, Gi or No Gi.
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.
SBG Bury in the Martial Arts Media
SBG Bury regularly features in SBG University, the leading BJJ online instruction website.
Head Coach Glyn Powditch was recently discussed on The Position Impossible Podcast by Dave Camarillo. Dave is a world renown instructor and former Head MMA Coach at AKA, the organisation represented by UFC Champions such as Danier Cormier and Khabib Nurmagomedov, as well as being a 4th degree BJJ Black Belt, Olympic level Judoka, and one of the most feared BJJ competitors of the 90s and 00s.
Dave said “I learned so much. These people (SBG UK) are very driven in development but also, a wide range of development, very similar to what we do, gi grappling, MMA, no gi grappling, a wide range of development….I thought it was absolutely amazing. Full of amazing martial artists…..I really like what they have going on so if you are in that area, go train with them. SBG All The Way.”
Below, Matt Thornton, SBG President, demonstrates Rickson Gracie’s concept of connection with Glyn Powditch, Head Coach SBG Bury:
SBG Bury At World Leading BJJ and MMA gyms
Glyn is regularly invited to coach at some of the world’s top MMA & BJJ facilities and associations including:
August 2019 – Seminar at SBG Bishop Auckland for UFC Vet Davey Grant
August 2019 – Coaching one of the very first sessions at the invitation of John Kavanagh, Head Coach of Conor McGregor, at SBG Ireland’s ‘The Monster’ said to be the largest and most expensive MMA Gym in Europe (this seminar was filmed and is available in the SBG Bury Facebook Group).
June 2019 – SBG UK Camp with over 150 attendees of all levels from beginners to UFC Veterans and BJJ Black Belts.
April 2019 – Seminar at SBG South Shields for Cage Warriors Champion Alex Enlund, who was signed to the UFC.
March 2019 – Coached 200 students at SBG East Coast Camp, SBG Buford, Georgia, USA.Coaches featured included Matt Thornton, John Kavanagh, 4th degree black belt and founder of SBG Korea John Frankl, BJJ for Over 40s Kru Stephen Whittier, Chris Connolly (coach to UFC’s Erik Anders), John Diggins, SBG Vice President Travis Davison.
December 2018 – Coached 150 people at SBG UK Camp alongside Dave Camarillo. Matt Inman, Head of SBG UK, professional BJJ athlete Casey Jones, UFC veterans Jason Tan, Davey Grant, Alex Enlund, TUFs Saul Rogers, and Bellator’s Martin Stapleton.
August 2018 – Invited by John Kavanagh for the 3rd time to coach at SBG Dublin Headquarters at SBG European training camp.
March 2018 – Coached at world renown SBG Athens which produced UFC Champion Forrest Griffin, UFC Veteran and TUF star Rory Singer, and other UFC veterans including Brian Bowles. All of this was under the expert tutelage of MMA super coach Adam Singer.
August 2017 – Seminar at SBG Pangyo, South Korea for Black Belt Jason Rhee.
Who is SBG?
SBG includes world renown competitors from the ADCC and UFC including Gunnar Nelson and 2 weight UFC Champion Conor MacGregor. SBG has hosted some of the world’s best fighters at its Portland, Oregon Headquarters such as Randy Couture, Dan Henderson and many more.
Who is Glyn Powditch?
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.
Glyn post sparring with future UFC and ADCC Veteran Gunnar Nelson at SBG Manchester when they were both brown belts circa 2009 before Gunnar won the Pan Ams.
Previously, Glyn practiced Boxing and Thaiboxing for six years, beginning with Lee Hasdell in Milton Keynes, the first professional cage fighter from the UK who fought in Rings against the likes of Fedor Emelienko. He then went to train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with Danny Batten and Eduardo Carriello, previously under Roberto Atalla’s Rio Grappling Club, then at Brazilian Top Team (Eduardo is now doing brilliantly running a growing academy at Gracie Barra London Bridge). Relocating to Manchester, Glyn joined Karl Tanswell at Straight Blast Gym’s UK Headquarters in Manchester in 2004 where he has remained ever since. Glyn and UFC star Gunnar Nelson discussing training post-sparring.
The club has members who come from all over the region to train, from South Manchester to Blackburn and Bolton. The club operates an open door policy. However, we ask that you call in advance before coming down for your first session.
If you have any further questions, please call 07775 901452.