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On this episode we have a guest whose contribution to Jiu Jitsu and MMA can not be overstated. Matt Thornton himself, and his gym along with their affiliates have coached some of the biggest names in BJJ and MMA. We are lucky enough to have Matt share his journey and great stories like training with Rickson Gracie, why the Fundamentals of Jiu Jitsu are so important, what made him switch from the striking arts to BJJ, and a ton more.
Here is The RŌL Radio with writer, entrepreneur, coach, instructor, the man behind Straight Blast Gym, and the Dirty Dozens Chris Haueter’s first Black Belt, Matt Thornton.
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4:03 Chris Haueter and Randy Couture
6:22 $50 to Fight Fabio Santos
9:29 Matt’s Obsession
13:06 Rickson Changes Everything
20:52 Matt’s Passion for Coaching
26:17 The Focus on Fundamentals
37:10 Welcoming Everyone
45:08 Old Man Jiu Jitsu
51:26 Hidden Jiu Jitsu
54:37 Preserving the Past
58:07 Robert Degle’s Question