67 minutes | Jan 14, 2021

CLP14 - Aliveness is More Than Sparring w/ Matt Thornton

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
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