Ray became involved with Straight Blast Gym after a weekend seminar in 2002. Ray was given his blue belt from Matt Thornton in 2004 before opening a SBGi affiliated gym in Reno in 2006. He then went on to receive his purple belt from Matt Thornton in 2007. In 2011 Ray received his brown belt before finally being awarded his black belt on October 18th, 2014 as part of an epic SBG ironman alongside Amanda Diggins and Leah Taylor. Off the mat, Ray Prince is also a veteran of law enforcement, and a self-defense and firearms expert. He refers to his Jiu Jitsu game as SLOTTH Jits, Slow, Low,
Offensive, Tight, Technical, and Heavy – an approach grounded in SBG’s BBJ fundamentals and that favors perfect technique over strength and speed
This is what one of our students had to say about her training at SBG Elko.
“I feel really lucky that all the people at SBG, coaches, peers and those with higher ranking belts and experience are as kind and helpful as they are.
I’ve tried other martial arts before, but never followed through because people treated me like fresh meat.
But even as a newbie white belt I’m not getting picked on or demoralized. Even those who aren’t my official coaches teach me and help me along.”
This is going to be a limited edition quick strike release. In other words this Gi is only going to be available to the people that reserve theirs TONIGHT! When they are gone they are gone forever. Don’t miss out!
Congratulations to Septembers Student of the Month Chase. Chase has been part of our SBG family from the beginning. Chase is an exemplary student both on the mats and off. I look forward to watch him continue his growth in Jiu Jitsu and life.