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Episode Info: This week we bring you a special interview with one of our most popular past guests Matt Thornton. This interview has a central focus on self-defense and real world violence. Not only is Matt a BJJ black belt and a world class coach, he also has extensive knowledge about what BJJ can do for you in a life and death struggle. We talk about: A brief bio of Matt Thornton The goals of his book that he is working on Why violence is natural Why it is so important to have resisting opponents Law enforcement and self-defense training What all SBG coaches have in common (a search for the truth) Statistics on violence Why some young men are attracted to violence Bullying in school Teach kids how to talk to strangers and how to be assertive Things criminals look for in a victim Keeping self-defense a topic in training BJJ Police doing BJJ Adding a striking martial art (without getting damage to your brain) His thoughts on Krav Maga MMA and self-defense Dealing with multiple attackers Links: Are American police too violent? Straightblastgym SBGi Portland FB page Quote of the week: "A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn for a wise answer." Bruce lee Article of the week: How I progressed at BJJ going to class 6 or 7 times a month We also have Mat Tales Epi 6- Oscar the Cat, and we are looking for essay submissions for coach of the year. Please check out this video if you are interested in supporting The BjjBrick Podcast. If you are interested in supporting The BjjBrick Podcast find out how here The BjjBrick Wall of Support is being constructed and you can help Catch us next week for another episode of The BjjBrick Podcast The BjjBrick Podcast is in iTunes, Stitcher radio, and Google Play Music for Andriod...
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