Posts Tagged: ‘Matt Thornton’

Matt Thornton @ SBG Toronto (Sept 2012)

September 11, 2012 Posted by School of Thought

This past weekend President of SBGi, Matt Thornton, was at TPTM/SBG Toronto for a two day seminar. On day one the focus was on no gi and dealing with someone who is striking in our closed guards. Always a game changing experience, Mr. Thornton focused on the fundamentals at the core of each technique. The fundamentals, according to Matt, are what makes these techniques, not just sport specific, but are the same techniques that you would use in a real life self defense situation.

Day two was a continuation of the previous day, but added some stand up clinch into the mix. At the end of the day we did rounds of some competitive drilling. Matt Thornton at this time for the second time in his career, stopped a seminar for a belt promotion. Our very own Pirashanth Kesavan (Pk) after a stellar performance on the mat, is now a blue belt. After asking Coach Lancucki if there were “any more white belts like that”, Sherman Patterson and Mark Garcia tested successfully for their blue belts.

With three more blue belts and everyone having an amazing weekend of growth it is needless to say that this was an amazing weekend at TPTM-SBG Toronto. Special Thanks to Coach Lancucki for coordinating and hosting another amazing Thornton seminar.


Matt Thornton Clinic @ SBG Toronto – April 30th, 2012

April 17, 2012 Posted by School of Thought


On the eve of Monday April 30th you will have the opportunity to train @ TPTM-SBG Toronto with none other than the man himself, the President and Founder of SBGi…..Matt Thornton!

This special 2 hr clinic (7PM to 9PM) will be something that you do not want to miss!!

investment: $65
Sign up today as space is limited!!!


Straight Blast Gym Toronto

  Tel: (416) 406-6665

Matt Thornton on Self Defense Training

October 5, 2011 Posted by School of Thought

Photos from Matt Thornton’s Seminar

September 27, 2011 Posted by School of Thought

The i-Method

September 25, 2011 Posted by School of Thought

Matt Thornton @ SBG Toronto (Feb 5, 6 & 7)

February 8, 2010 Posted by School of Thought

What a great start to 2010 for TPTM/SBG Toronto!

Everyone had a solid workout, got in lots of rolling, and made immediate improvements to their game while Matt Thornton (SBGi President & BJJ Black Belt) led us through a packed weekend of BJJ focusing on positional posture. Friday night began with open rolling, a look at half guard postures followed by Q & A. More open rolling on Saturday, where we then worked proper posture and hand fighting from inside the closed guard, then on to the same for butterfly guard. Sunday kicked off with more open rolling, some crushing from cross-sides & 10/2 positions, followed by more rolling and Q & A.

Many thanks to all who could attend, especially those who made the drive from the St.Catharines & Kingston. Stay tuned for more info on future training opportunities again this year with Matt, BJJ Phenom John Kavanagh, as well as our good friends Mike & Rebecca Sweeney.