More than just a martial arts gym, we are a fun, positive and encouraging community dedicated to helping people reach their goals.  We believe in working hard to help you be the best you can be on and off of the mats.


Our community is built of people from all backgrounds, ages and walks of life coming together to improve themselves physically, mentally and emotionally.  Whether you are looking to get started in martial arts, improve your fitness level or elevate your current training, SBG Scarborough is the place for you.


Training at Straight Blast Gym Scarborough also puts you on the cutting edge of combat sports and fitness.  Our authentic Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and Muay Thai programs for men and women are popular because they are effective in getting people in shape, learning new skills in combat sports and functional self-defense.


Being a part of SBG Scarborough’s community also makes you a part of a larger global community of Straight Blast Gym International.  With gyms located in the US, Ireland, UK, Korea, South Africa, Sweden, Estonia and whose competitors can be seen in the UFC, TUF and some of the biggest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition stages, you will be part of the best martial arts organization in the world.  One Tribe, One Vibe!

SBG Athlete and UFC Champion Conor McGregor.

Why SBG Scarborough?

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Our Coaches
Our coaching staff is passionate about making champions – regardless of whether or not you ever compete. We believe in working hard to help you be the best you can be on and off of the mats.

Jun Dazai

Founder / Head BJJ Instructor


SBG Scarborough’s founder and head coach, Jun has over two decades of experience teaching and training in Mixed Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu combined.

One of the first people to train Mixed Martial Arts in Toronto, Jun started in Jeet Kune Do Concepts in 1992 under Makoto Kabayama and became one of the youngest instructors and a founding member of the Canadian ‘JKD Family’. During that time, he has trained with numerous instructors worldwide in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, JKD, Shooto, Boxing, Muay Thai, Filipino Martial Arts, Wrestling, etc., and has taught classes and seminars in Canada and Japan.

Since 2003, Jun trained extensively in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.  In 2006, he began training full-time with Jason Lancucki at SBG Toronto where he was introduced to Straight Blast Gym’s coaching methods.  He currently holds the rank of Brown Belt awarded by 4th Degree Black Belt and SBG founder, Matt Thornton.

In June 2015, Straight Blast Gym Scarborough was founded to spread the beauty and power of BJJ and mixed martial arts.

Jeremiah Cabuntocan

Head Muay Thai Instructor


Coach Jeremiah began his Muay Thai journey 12 years ago, originally training at Ultimate Martial Arts, then later on moving to Team Scorpion, becoming a part of the competition team. Since then, he has competed in Kickboxing & Muay Thai matches across Canada and the United States.

In 2011, he started to train in Arnis/Eskrima, and has also competed on several tournaments.

Over the past few years, Jeremiah has been focusing on coaching. His high emphasis of building solid fundamentals, and constant technique repetition make him a suitable coach for beginning practitioners or even for the seasoned Nak Muay.

The Gym
Straight Blast Gym Scarborough is not just another martial arts studio, it is a vibrant community where your best interests and goals are supported and real connections are made.

Our 2000 square foot academy is located in Scarborough, in East End Toronto.  Close to the intersection of Danforth Rd, Eglinton Ave and Brimley Rd., we are a short distance away from Eglinton East, Cliffside, Cliffcrest, Scarborough Village and Guildwood areas.  With plenty of free parking and close to Kennedy subway station and Eglinton GO station, we are easily accessible by car, TTC and GO.


Our facilities is equipped with 2″ Dollamur mats, heavy bags, chin up bars, climbing rope, battle rope, power rack, bench press, olympic weights, dumbells, focus mitts, thai pads, medicine balls, shower and much more…

Kids Programs
Growing Gorillas – the SBG Kids Program – combines the discipline of martial arts and yoga training with personal development and life skills. Kids of all ages and abilities at SBG become independent thinkers and compassionate leaders, learning to navigate all of life’s challenges.
Help your child grow stronger, healthier, happier.
Growing Gorillas - Kids Martial Arts & Life Skills

** Coming Fall 2017 **


The Growing Gorillas is an award winning curriculum that teaches children personal development and life skills through martial arts. Kids of all ages and abilities at SBG become independent thinkers and compassionate leaders, learning to navigate all of life’s challenges and be successful on the mat and in life.


What will your kids learn?

  • Respect from Responsibility
  • Discipline with Dignity
  • Performance through Play
  • Fitness as Fun

Martial Arts Programs
Training at Straight Blast Gym Scarborough puts you on the cutting edge of combat sports and fitness. Our authentic Martial Arts programs offer Functional self-defense, expert instruction and a great workout.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art and combat sport that teaches a smaller person how to defend himself or herself against a larger adversary by using leverage and proper technique. The Gracie family, the founders of BJJ, modified judo and traditional Japanese jujitsu to create the art.


Why Jiu-Jitsu?

  • Great source of cardiovascular exercise which promotes good overall health.
  • Great core workout which helps a person with overall stability and balance.
  • Learn to be calm under pressure, which can help a person learn to relax during normal hectic problems of their daily encounters.
  • Teaches very important self-defence techniques.
  • Builds self-confidence.
  • Family-oriented and a great way to make friends.
  • Teaches intricate techniques which helps promote problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Jiu-Jitsu promotes a healthy diet.
  • Jiu-Jitsu is for everybody regardless of age or gender.

Muay Thai Kickboxing

Muay Thai or Thai Boxing is the national sport and cultural martial art of Thailand. It was developed several hundreds of years ago as a form of close-combat that utilizes punches, kicks, knees, elbow strikes as well as countless combinations, counters and defenses to keep you safe on your feet.


All Muay Thai Classes are action packed and will provide you with a great cardio workout while you learn how to defend yourself and most importantly, have fun.


Why Muay Thai?

  • Great source of cardiovascular exercise which promotes good overall health.
  • Great whole body muscular workout. You’ll be having so much fun, you’ll forget you’re working out.
  • Great core workout which helps a person with overall stability and balance.
  • Teaches very important self-defence techniques, proper form and is not just another boxercize gym.
  • Builds self-confidence.
  • Muay Thai is a great way to relieve everyday stress.



Our Foundations program is where all new comers start their SBG journey, whether they’re beginners or have years of training under their belt. In this class, we work on fundamentals – the postures and positions that allow our students to train safely. To us, fundamental doesn’t mean most basic; fundamentals are essentials. Our Foundations program is the artful introduction where the beginnings of great relationships are born.


Combat Athlete Program (CAP) – Invite only

Our Combat Athlete Program will take your training to the next level. In this class we dive deeper into each art to understand the concepts and strategies required play at a higher level. Along with more drilling and isolated sparring, each member will improve their fitness so the mind body relationship are further established.


Open Mat – Members only

Open Mat times are free use of our facilities where members can spar, drill techniques, workout or just hang out.

Our Free Trial
The 7‐day free trial is a great opportunity to try out our different classes in order to decide exactly what works best for you, and to make you feel comfortable committing to the martial arts.
Contact Us
SBG Scarborough

489 Brimley Rd. Unit #19
Scarborough, Ontario

Getting there:

We are located at 489 Brimley Rd. Unit #19.  Follow the driveway to the right/south of ‘Dance Fusion’ to Unit #19 (approx. 150m).