Before Your First Class

The time has come and you’re finally visiting the academy for the first time. But what do you need to know before you first come in? Coming into an mixed martial arts academy can seem intimidating, but the truth is everyone at the academy is very welcoming and super eager to help! So what do […]

The Gorilla Press, Issue 125

Record breaking promotions, Throw back Thursdays, and MORE! But first- Matt has a conversation with long standing SBG Black belt and Officer, Ray Price From Matt- “Nationwide, policies and budgets related to law enforcement are being changed. Given that, I couldn’t think of many people better to talk to this month than SBG coach, Raymond Price.In addition […]

Exploring the Map: On The Journey Through the Belt System

An essay on the journey through the belt system of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu’ originally published in 2004 One of the most common questions I am asked when I travel and teach is this: ”What do I need to work on?” As a coach, you will need to get used to being asked this. It is part […]

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, […]

Why Aliveness?. . . – Aliveness in Martial Arts

I have traveled, literally, all over the world over the last several years and it has been a great privilege for me to do so. The reason for my travels has been seminars, and regardless of where I am, I always start them the same way. I explain that my main message, the thing I […]