Matt On Failure
May’s Podcast Featuring Forrest Griffin
June’s Podcast Featuring JKD Legend Tim Tacket
Good News From SBG Cork
Check Out Liam-Og’s Podcast Here-
“In the aftermath of World War 1 and the Spanish Flu pandemic, the devastation of life, culture and economics was akin to a global forest fire. While irreparable and indescribable damage and suffering was inflicted, what was left behind was a metaphorical clearing, a gap for green shoots to reach for the light of the sun. Delicate sprouting leaves that would have previously struggled in the shade of crowded canopies were gifted an opportunity to get a head start in life. How can you position yourself to take advantage of the post-covid landscape and take part in the 21st century’s roaring 20’s?
Matt Joined Lou Perez to speak about jiu jitsu and fatherhood.
The Legend That Rigan is and the Respect he deserves.
A while ago Rigan was kind enough to do some training with from what we can tell is Tye Lopez. Here’s what Matt had to say about the exchange and the resulting roll.
“You’re going to want to turn the sound down to avoid the stupid. And there’s something shameful about an environment where a legend like Rigan can be “challenged” by a fool. If this were an SBG there would be dozens of purple, brown, and black belts they’d need to go through first.
Congratulations To SBG Alabama For Their New Orleans Wins
Welcome To The Tribe B.C.
B.C. Jiu jitsu is a newer academy located in Cumberland Maryland. Be sure to hop on their facebook page HERE to show some support and welcome them to the tribe.
B.C. Jiu Jitsu is now an official affiliate school of Straight Blast Gym International!! SBGI are a global network of high level coaches for BJJ, Self Defense, striking and MMA. We are honored to be under the umbrella of such respected martial artists. Check out their info here…
SBGU And Student Request
SBGU found HERE, is still growing and with that growth we’ve started to see more student request come in. Being able to bring you the content you want and need is a mission for us here at SBGU. Join the university and submit some request of your own. Check out the videos below for a small sample of what the students got this month.
From Matt – “Are footlocks more dangerous?
Each year Matt Thornton approaches a new topic for his seminars and his annual curriculum release on SBGU. What do you want to see him work next?
“Topics of the year have included low mount top, closed guard, survive & escape, guard passing, and mount escapes.
Building The Tribe World Wide
Davey Grant and Alex Enlund head to back to Vegas
“5 weeks tomorrow we head back in Vegas, Dangerous @daveygrantmma looks to add another to his 3 fight win streak and break into the UFC top 15“ -Alex
Coach Leah Taylor On Building Strong Women
“I want to teach all of the women around me to be warriors.
I had the privilege of leading another self defense seminar for local ladies yesterday.
We spend a lot of the time working on confident and assertive body language.
I also try to make sure that every woman who takes the class finds their voice.
Women are coached their whole lives to never make a scene. In some cases breaking this social norm could save their lives.
Thank you to all of the strong brave ladies and men who volunteered their time to educate others that day.
#SBG #onetribeonevibe #warriorwomen #bjj #jiujitsu #clinch #survive #strongbravegirls #SBGladies #womengonestrong #selfdefense #selfcare #fighters #mothers #daughters #sisters #mothersday #functionnotfantasy” – Leah Taylor
“Wimp2Warrior made headlines in the latest issue of the Flathead Beacon! Check out the article on the Series 3 finale, and if you’re still on the fence about trying out for Series 4, we know this will persuade you. ”
Training And Progress
“I was very happy to award some well earned promotions this evening.
Make Some Of That Progress For Yourself At This Years Ladies Camp In Idaho!
From Coach Salome
“It’s that time again, my favorite time