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  • Matt Thornton Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Seminar at Straight Blast Gym Buford; July 2021


    Straight Blast Gym Founder & President Matt Thornton will be hosting a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu seminar at Straight Blast Gym Buford on the weekend of July 24th & 25th.

    There are few American-born martial artists that are more accomplished and celebrated than SBG’s Matt Thornton. He was one of the first American’s to receive his black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and was one of the pioneers of mixed martial arts training, being one of the first coaches to integrate boxing, wrestling, and submission fighting into a single gym (and even a single training session).

    Over the years, Matt coached UFC alumni such as Randy Couture, Rory Singer, and Forrest Griffin, as well as John Kavanagh (Head Coach of SBG Ireland and Conor McGregor). Those in the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu community recognized how Matt’s concepts and philosophies lead to his students getting victory after victory, even when matched up against larger and more experienced opponents.

    Today, Matt Thornton splits his time as the Head Coach of Straight Blast Gym Headquarters in Portland, Oregon, and doing seminars all over the world for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu students that are looking to take their game to the next level.

    Check out some of the feedback he’s received from the SBG students and coaches:

    “Coach Matt always brings the good stuff.  It’s simple enough that everyone will learn from it, but his posture inside of the different positions is so on-point that I always leave his seminars with a ton of great material.”

    SBG Coach and BJJ Black Belt Sean Coleman

    “Of all of the BJJ seminars that we’ve hosted, Coach Matt’s always provide me with the most stuff that I can take away and implement immediately. He doesn’t show flashy moves that only work if you have a particular body type or skill level. Everything he shows revolves around posture and pressure, so anyone can do it.”

    SBG Coach and BJJ Purple Belt David Eads

    Because Coach Matt’s teachings revolve around posture and pressure, all Jiu Jitsu students, regardless of skill, age, or physical stature, will benefit greatly from his seminar.

    Unlike most seminars that go about 3 hours, Coach Matt is giving us TWO DAYS of Jiu Jitsu goodness!! He will be teaching on both Saturday and Sunday (July 24/25) from 10am – 1pm. That’s basically an additional 50% of amazing content FOR FREE!

    Act now and save 20% off your admission to the Matt Thornton Brazilian Jiu Jitsu seminar!

    From now through July 1st, save 20% off of admission to this super-hot BJJ seminar by registering at Straight Blast Gym Buford. Prices for this event are as follows:

    Non-SBG Members: $150, SBG Members: $125, Legacy Athletes: $75

    Take advantage of our special pre-sale and non-SBG members can save $30, while SBG students can save $25 on their admission by registering before July 1st.

    Jim Sheppard

    is one of the co-owners of Straight Blast Gym Buford and Straight Blast Gym Atlanta. He has been training / coaching / competing in Muay Thai since 2013 and holds a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.