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MAJ 1 - Learning More BJJ Techniques is Not The Answer • Ft. Matt Thornton

Martial Arts Journey

In this episode I discuss with Matt Thornton - founder of SBG International about the importance of learning not only techniques, but also fundamentals. We also explore some of my personal challenges that I have in BJJ and it's solutions. This podcast is part of the YouTube episode "I Nearly Quit BJJ... But Then This Happened" which you can find here: https://youtu.be/KOtiyYOYeFs

1hr 5mins

12 Aug 2021

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Share - Pastor Matt Thornton - May 15 & 16, 2021

Christ Community Church | East Taunton

In order to bless our neighbor, Jesus invites us to share how our story intersects with God's story.


16 May 2021

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The Lou Perez Podcast - Matt Thornton

The Lou Perez Podcast

On this episode of The Lou Perez Podcast I talk with martial artist Matt Thornton about violence, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and fatherhood.  MATT’S SOCIAL  @aliveness_ape https://mattthornton.org/ https://www.straightblastgym.com/ Support My Sponsors https://www.blvckbrew.com/ - Use promo code LOU for Free Shipping! www.palomaverdestore.com  - Use promo code LOU for 25% off purchases over $75. And an extra 10% off when you signup for email.  LOU'S SOCIAL  Support thelouperez.locals.com @TheLouPerez www.TheLouPerez.com https://www.instagram.com/thelouperez/ https://www.minds.com/LouPerez/ Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-lou-perez-podcast/id1535032081 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2KAtC7eFS3NHWMZp2UgMVU Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/show/the-lou-perez-podcast Amazon: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/2b7d4d82-d9cf-4a1e-85b7-d0d2b7089d46/The-Lou-Perez-Podcast Theme music by Scott Hampton http://scotthamptoncomposer.com/ I was the Head Writer and Producer of the Webby Award-winning comedy channel We the Internet TV. During my tenure at WTI, I made the kind of comedy that gets you put on lists and your words in the Wall Street Journal: “How I Became a ‘Far-Right Radical.” No longer with WTI, I am now fully independent and free to take on subjects I’ve always wanted to. In addition to producing sketch comedy, stand-up, and opinion writing, I also host The Lou Perez Podcast with new episodes every week. How’d I start out? I began doing improv and sketch comedy while an undergrad at New York University, where I was part of the comedy group the Wicked Wicked Hammerkatz. For years, I performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater (both in NYC and L.A.) in sketch shows with the Hammerkatz and my comedy duo, Greg and Lou. G&L are probably best known for our sketch "Wolverine's Claws Suck," which has over 20 million views on various platforms. I was a writer for Fox Sports' @TheBuzzer; produced The Attendants with the Above Average Network; produced pilots for FOX Digital and MSN Games; and was a comedy producer on TruTV's Impractical Jokers. I hosted the stand-up show Uncle Lou's Safe Place for two years in Los Angeles, performed at the Big Pine Comedy Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and co-created the political comedy podcast Unsafe Space. I taught creative writing at the City College of New York, "writing the web series" for Writing Pad, and comedy writing workshops for the Moving Picture Institute.

1hr 6mins

6 May 2021

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Eat - Pastor Matt Thornton - May 1 & 2, 2021

Christ Community Church | East Taunton


2 May 2021

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Listen - Pastor Matt Thornton - April 24 & 25, 2021

Christ Community Church | East Taunton


25 Apr 2021

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I'll Call You Right Back #160 - Matt Thornton

I'll Call You Right Back

This week, I sit down with Matt Thornton. Matt is a father, an entrepreneur, an addict, and an advocate for recovery. In September, Matt will celebrate 11 years of sobriety. I asked Matt to come on the podcast and talk to me about his journey in hopes of being able to offer a look into the life of someone who was once in a bad place but managed to get out. We talk about how his addiction started, being incarcerated, getting into recovery, empathy, and how he continues to work to be better each and every day. I’m so thankful to Matt for feeling comfortable enough to open up to me in this way. Before we sat down to record, we were complete strangers. By the end of the episode, I gave him a big hug and we became friends. I hope you find the episode as important as I did and I hope you can learn something from it. Thank you for listening. Follow Matt on Instagram Follow Matt on Facebook - WWW.ILLCALLYOURIGHTBACK.COM - THIS PODCAST IS PROUDLY SPONSORED BY TURNER DAIRY FARMS - Intro Music created by Ryan Drish (@realdrish) Follow us on Instagram - @illcallyourightback Follow us on Twitter - @ICYRBpodcast Like us on Facebook - I'll Call You Right Back Podcast

2hr 33mins

22 Apr 2021

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CLP14 - Aliveness is More Than Sparring w/ Matt Thornton

Combat Learning Podcast

My guest today is Matt Thornton: a 4th degree black in BJJ, founder of Straight Blast Gym international, and an influential thinker in the world of martial arts training methodology. In this episode, Matt talks about the concept of "aliveness" in training, and how you can start to train with aliveness immediately, even as a total beginner. He also explains why he does not believe there is any such that as "advanced techniques" and what that means for curriculum design. Whether you're a traditional or modern martial artist, I'm confident there's something here for you to learn. And if you've struggled to understand how to teach with aliveness without resorting to all-out free sparring, you definitely don't want to miss this episode. So if you're excited to dive in, hit the subscribe button on your podcatcher now! --- Join the Combat Learning Newsletter now: combatlearning.com/transfer --- Where to find Matt Thornton SBGi Website: https://www.straightblastgym.com/ Personal Website: https://mattthornton.org/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/aliveness_ape/ --- Thank you so much for listening!   If you have any feedback, you can email me at josh@combatlearning.com or send me a message on facebook.com/combatlearning. If you got value from this episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or your favorite podcasting platform. So many shows pop up and fizzle out, and we're talking about stuff that almost nobody is talking about, so leaving us a review helps us a ton! Thanks in advance, and I'll see you on the next episode! --- Produced by Micah Peacock Outro Music: Synergy by Juche --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/combatlearning/message

1hr 6mins

14 Jan 2021

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Any Word - Pastor Matt Thornton - Sept 13, 2020

Christ Community Church | East Taunton


13 Sep 2020

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The Art of Aliveness, Fundamentals & Functional Delivery Systems With Matt Thornton

The Sonny Brown Breakdown

I talk to Matt Thornton. Matt is the founder of Straight Blast Gym International or SBG and is a 4th-degree BJJ Black Belt under Chris Hauter. We discuss how coming up in the 90s lead him to emphasise training against resisting opponents in a concept he outlines further called Aliveness. Also, how cross-training in multiple arts can teach you the delivery systems of each style while also identifying the common themes between them all, which can then be considered fundamentals. And finally, how real-life testing can lead to scepticism and critical thinking to help you identify the truths found in martial arts.  Listen On -  Apple: https://apple.co/3hRHlDg Spotify: https://spoti.fi/32Sc0Kl

1hr 26mins

3 Sep 2020

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EP 34 (Audio) - Policing in the climate of 2020 • Ft. Ray Price and Matt Thornton

SBG Podcast

Currently there are a lot of discussions surrounding policing and law enforcement in United States. In this talk between Matt Thornton and Raymond Price (active police officer) various subjects are discussed about the current situation of policing and law enforcement, misunderstandings and possible solutions to various challenges. For more SBG International BJJ and MMA instructional videos check: www.sbguniversity.com

1hr 12mins

24 Aug 2020