Matt On Cleared Hot
We talk about the early days of BJJ, the first American black belts, the evolution of the art, police shootings, defunding the police, Portland, politics, violence, and much-much more.
This was also the first time I’ve ever talked in depth about the content of my upcoming book.”
August SBG Podcast
“August’s SBG Video Podcast is here!
Growing Gorillas Podcast With Coach Jon Boone And His Better Half Jamie
Coach Paul Sharp Visits PDX And Films For SBGU
“SBG coach Paul Sharp, doing what he does best. Helping good people become dangerous to bad people.
“From coach Paul Sharp’s seminar this weekend: Edged, impact, projectile weapons – one, two, or more opponents – from harsh words to handgrenades. SBG prepares you for all. And remember, as a combat athlete, YOU are the Savannah Lion. Violence is what we do everyday. The Zoo Lions are the ones who tell you do “sports.”
“Carry a Sharp stick”
Coach Cane’s Seminar Review
“Paul Sharp seminar today at the gym. I only was able to make it to the second of two days but I still got plenty to work on. If you have been at this Jiu Jitsu thing for a while you won’t see anything new at a Paul Sharp self defense seminar. That sounds like a bad thing but it is just the opposite. It is the best thing. Paul patiently teaches you how to take the Jiu Jitsu you already train and use and make it work to save your life. Simple changes to mindset, adjustments to techniques, and specific training methods make all the difference. You will meet very few people with the wealth of experience to teach this stuff well. As a coach I approach Paul’s seminars with an eye for understanding how to teach and what to teach. I got plenty of that today. In a Jiu Jitsu world with guards named after animals and alphabet letters it’s nice to simplify and go back to the warrior roots of the arts. As Paul says- Good Jiu Jitsu should take you easily from harsh words to hand grenades. I got that today. Thanks Paul!”
Coach Matt’s Seminar Review
“At least once a year I try and have coach Paul Sharp teach his MDOC (stands for Multi-Disciplinary-Optimization-Course: https://www.straightblastgym.com/sbgvideos/mdoc/ ) seminar at SBG HQ.
When it comes to violence, the best way to become much safer is to become much more dangerous.
But – only always.
Be Sure To Keep An Eye On SBGU For MDOC 2 And Sharps Dry Fire Series
Rickson’s Book “Breathe”
Here’s an exert pulled by Matt-
“I always tried to work from a place of discomfort and would often line up all my students and tell them that I was going to have a match with each of them. If anyone could survive more than three minutes, they were the winner. The only submission I was allowed was an armlock on their left arm. If I beat nineteen of them, but one guy lasted longer than three minutes, I’d go home feeling sick. That gave me the taste of defeat, and I kept that taste in my mouth at all times by constantly creating challenges that kept me connected with defeat.” – Rickson Gracie (Breathe: page 180)
Matt Drops A Preview From His Conversation With Robert Verdell
“Robert Verdell sent me this, and it’s fascinating. Keep on eye on the grappling in the background as he talks. You’ll recognize so many things. I disagree with the commentator on his “street versus sport” opinion. But the footage and history is wonderful.
Matt And His Better Half Salome On Growing Gorillas
“I had a great time talking family and life with the Davisons for the Growing Gorilla podcast.
Top Notch Performances From The Athletes Out Of SBG Birmingham
“Still riding that fight night high! WHAT A NIGHT! Congratulations to all of our Spartans that stepped in the cage and went to battle on Saturday for @b2_fightingseries . Your coaches don’t just talk about it, they BE ABOUT IT! We had 3 great wins, a couple of tough losses, and a great night overall! We’re so thankful for all of the support we received from our tribe. It wouldn’t be the same without you all! Be sure to congratulate your coaches when you see them! #SBG”
Haueter Visits SBG So-Cal
Fundamentals and “The Best” Jiu Jitsu
“If you can find the fundamentals that drive the delivery system, you can learn anything. If you know how to train those fundamentals with Aliveness, you can get good at anything.
“I talk a lot about fundamentals and efficiency. And I’m often asked: what is a “fundamental,” or, what do you mean by “efficiency”?