Super fun and engaging classes

excellent exercise and best self-defense

helps to develop discipline and focus

boosts self-esteem and confidence

Growing Gorillas

Kids Martial Arts & Life Skills Program

Growing Gorillas – A curriculum that teaches kids personal development and life skills through martial arts.


Growing Gorillas – the SBG Kids Program – combines the discipline of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 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.

The Growing Gorillas program at SBG Scarborough offers Jiu-Jitsu classes for children ages 5-14 years old in three separate age groups.  The Micro Monkeys for ages 5-7 are 45 minutes classes, the Chimps classes are 1 hour long for ages 8-10 and the Juniors classes are an hour long for ages 10-14.  Unlike many other sports and recreational programs, our programs run all year round and new students are always welcome to join.  Our rotating 30-week curriculum is designed so that your child can start at any time.

Give Your Kid REAL Confidence To Stand Up To Bullies

Confidence is a major key in long-term success in a child’s life and a major deterrent for unwanted bullying.   Instilling our kids with confidence and a strong will is paramount to them having a successful school career, not to mention giving them a huge head start in a world that values charismatic and resilient adults.

Many other styles of martial arts out there are instilling false confidence in their students claiming that what they are learning should work.   At SBG we make sure that the techniques and skill sets we teach actually works!  Since most altercations with kids fall to the ground and grapple, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is ideal as it allows even a small person to control and neutralize and dominate a larger opponent using techniques they practice in class every week.  By practicing our techniques against other kids in class, we build confidence in Jiu-Jitsu and in their everyday lives.

We’re Not A Belt Factory….All Belts Are Earned

At Straight Blast Gym, we are big believers in earning your belt promotions.  While other martial arts are constantly “promoting” their students to the next belt (always with a hefty upgrade fee attached) , we believe in putting in the work before you get the reward.  From a young age, we want to instill the belief that to accomplish something you need to put in hard work.  We believe that belt promotions are earned through more than just showing up for class, but by showing progression on the mats and setting a good example for the other students with their behavior and attitude.

When belt promotions are achieved, there is NO COST TO THE PARENT!  We want both the parent and child to both know that the promotion was earned, not bought, so we cover the expenses involved in all belt promotions

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Fun & Welcoming

At Straight Blast Gym Scarborough, we are dedicated to creating an environment where you feel welcome, encouraged and have fun.

Beginner friendly

We understand that starting up can be intimidating.  This is why we have a dedicated program designed specifically for beginners to make the initial transition easy and create a solid foundation to build on.


SBG is about people.  Our goal is to offer cutting edge training in self defense, combat athletics, fitness, and personal growth.  We cater to all body types and individuals alike that walk through our door; men, women and children.

Alive & Functional training

SBG Scarborough is dedicated to bringing you safe, functional martial arts training that can be used against resisting opponents. You will not find any rituals, forms, titles or myths that do along with many traditional martial arts

Amazing Community

Being a part of SBG Scarborough is more than just a place to train.  It's an amazing community where people can get together, make friends and help motivate each other to overcome limitations in order to reach our goals.

Innovative Coaching

Part of being a good coach is to be highly skilled at what you are teaching. The other part is being able to articulate and communicate clearly what you are teaching. At SBG, we use innovative coaching methods and consider teaching as a science as we are constantly looking to improve our teaching methods.