The Gorilla Press, Issue 137

Matt Thornton Heads To Edmonton “Another weekend in the world’s best office. SBG Canada = thriving.” – Matt Well Earned To Two Of SBG’s Newest Black Belts

Aikido: Why Rickson Gracie’s Jiu Jitsu embodies the literal definition of Aikido

Aikido is often translated into English “as the way to harmonious spirit”. Literature on Aikido describes it as a modern martial art with an emphasis on gentility. Adjectives commonly ascribed are spirit, sense of well being, and compassion. It’s a martial art that tends to attract anything but the aggressive meat head. Many of Aikido […]

Taekwondo Portland And Self Defense

Aliveness in Taekwondo (TKD) A common question that is occasionally raised on Aliveness, one of our key concepts here at as SBG, is how it relates to the Korean martial art of Tae Kwon Do. I’ve seen Matt Thornton, SBG Founder at seminars, be asked about where Taekwondo fits within his philosophical frameworks for real fighting […]

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 […]

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 […]