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  • Matt Thornton Jiu Jitsu Seminar (Buford)

    SBG President, Matt Thornton, is coming back to SBG Atlanta to deliver an amazing seminar that will change your jiu jitsu game!

    SBG Members: Call or stop by the front desk to secure your spot today!

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    One of America’s longest-tenured Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belts will be coming to SBG Atlanta (both Buford and Druid Hill Locations) at the end of February for a 2 day seminar. Don’t Miss Out!

    Matt Thornton is a part of Jiu Jitsu royalty. Not only has he held a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for over 20 years, but he is the Founder of one of the world’s most acclaimed and accomplished martial arts organizations, Straight Blast Gym International. Join us on Saturday, March 9th & Sunday, March 10th, as Coach Matt will be conducting a pair of BJJ seminars in our Buford and Druid Hills locations respectively.

    Matt Thornton is SBG Atlanta’s longest-running annual Jiu Jitsu seminar, and for good reason. Coach Matt’s knowledge of Jiu Jitsu is second-to-none and having direct access to his knowledge and acumen should not be missed.

    See what our SBG Atlanta Leadership has to say about Coach Matt’s Seminars:

    As a practitioner within a performance based martial art, I always appreciate a coach that uses their time to make their students better as opposed to trying to wow them with high level, very personal, techniques that only work within a very specific set of circumstances. Coach Matt focuses on what matters most in Jiu Jitsu, and with his teaching approach I’m able to absorb the information through an ‘aliveness’ training environment. I’ve been to a dozen or more seminars from my Coach, Matt Thornton and every one seems better than the last.

    – Phil Gentry, SBG Atlanta Founder (Buford & Druid Hills) and Jiu Jitsu Black Belt

    There aren’t many seminars in BJJ that you can leave with something to use immediately and it forever be baked into your game (not just something you’ll need to rely on memorizing the 10 steps to a move). Coach Matt helps you understand the concept of position or posture and uses the stacking of aliveness drills to reinforce the concept in a way that you walk away with an actual POV of your own, instead of trying to memorize someone else’s POV…. REGARDLESS of what belt level, Coach Matt’s seminars are for everyone.”

    – Sean Coleman, SBG Atlanta Head Jiu Jitsu Coach and Black Belt 

    Every Matt Thornton seminar I have attended has given me something I can implement into my Jiu Jitsu game. The ‘Aliveness’ portion of his seminars has a great progressive resistance training sequence that’ll test your anaerobic endurance and help you understand how to implement the correct posture and pressure the right way.

    – Woo Ko, SBG Buford General Manager & Jiu Jitsu Black Belt 

    For me personally, Coach Matt’s seminars always take the tiny Jiu Jitsu details and helps me hone them in; those small details that give me those ‘a-ha’ moments and I can implement into my game immediately. Coach Matt slows down a fast-paced martial art so much, which then helps it become super easy to digest the high-level information he’s providing. It’s always a pleasure to get taught by the guys who are a fountain of knowledge, and spend their time improving every small detail of the most important aspect of Jiu Jitsu.

    – David Eads, SBG Atlanta General Manager and Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt 

    Day 1 of the Matt Thornton Jiu Jitsu seminar will be held at SBG Buford on Saturday, March 9th, from 10am to 1pm.

    Day 2 of the Matt Thornton Jiu Jitsu Seminar will be held at SBG Druid Hills on Sunday, March 10th, from 10am to 1pm.

    DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS OPPORTUNITY! Stop by or Call the Front Desk to secure your spot today!