Following the outstanding success of the world’s first gathering of speed bag talent the event committee has unanimously decided to plan for this year’s event, SPEED B.A.G. III, to also occur at Real Gymm in Keyport, NJ, July 13-15, 2012.

Gym owner Donnie Blanks’ enthusiasm for the art of speed bagging, energy, and attitude was a key component in making the inaugural event an outstanding success. We wish to continue this fruitful relationship with Real Gymm and partner with Donnie to further the art of speed bagging.

Real Gymm is the ideal location for SPEED B.A.G. III as it combines a high capacity hardcore training facility with the appropriate amenities to support a multi-day event. The location is convenient, family friendly, and easily accessible via Newark Int’l Airport (airport code EWR). Restaurants and lodging are affordable and conveniently located.

SPEED B.A.G. II will take place over 4 days, from Thursday, June 16th 2011 through Sunday, June 19th 2011. Speed bag related activities will be occurring from 9am through 5pm daily (and possibly later).

Further details on the event will be posted on http://SpeedBAGII.com shortly. For an overview of last year’s event, please see http://SpeedBAG2010.com

Forum member RealGymm has graciously provided us use of his hardcore training facility:

Real Gymm
22 W. Front Street
Keyport, NJ 07735
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There are two hotels very close to the gym. Rooms are going quickly, if you wish to be close, you should put your room reservation in now.

Best Western Hazlet Inn (5 minutes from the gym) Group Rate: $89 night + tax. Mention “Speed Bag Convention” or code CGBAGS to get the group rate. Group rate is available until May 15th. You will have to reserve with a credit card. Details about the amenities can be found here. Phone: 732/888-2800

Holiday Inn Hazlet (5 minutes from the gym) Details about the amenities can be found here. Phone: 732/888-2000

Air Travel
Newark International Airport is the most conveniently located airport for those making air travel arrangements

Keyport, NJ is just 15 minutes from the Jersey Shore, 45 minutes from Altantic City, and only 45 minutes from Manhattan. For further details about this fine city, see here.

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