The Gorilla Press, Issue 139

November 8th and the release of The Universal Sprawl, By John Frankl. Coach Matt on The Universal Sprawl- “Coming next Monday, Nov 8th!Did you know

The Gorilla Press, Issue 113

Stella Davison Wins Judo Nationals Congratulations to Stella Davison, who headed to the US National Judo  Championships and came away as a national champion! Stella competed in four matches, finishing each of them via ippon. Even more incredibly, in her final match, Stella dislocated her shoulder, before soldiering on to finish the match victorious. This […]

The Gorilla Press, Issue 112 

The Matt Thornton Seminar Tour Continues! This month saw the SBG President head out into the world far and wide to spread more top level BJJ knowledge. On his first stop, Matt headed up to Canada to visit SBG Scarborough. There he continued to provide the tribe with the fundamentals of surviving and escaping from any position. […]

Coaching: The SBGi Way

An essay on the coaching done by SBGi coaches originally published in September 11, 2005 There are three main principles, which I feel define the curriculum, methodology, and mission of SBGi. The first is Aliveness, and we covered that in depth in the last entry. The second is Adaptability and I will write, in detail, about […]

Notes on Drilling

Originally published in 2004: Some of the questions I get asked about the most are related to Alive drilling methods. So I decided I would devote this article to some details on that subject. As most of you who follow SBGi to some degree know, my main message is that of Aliveness. If Aliveness doesn’t come first, […]