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Survive and Escape by Matt Thornton

Join SBG (Straight Blast Gym International) Founder Matt Thornton for A Look at a Library of Fundamental Survival Tactics, Counter Attack Strategies, and Crucial Escapes for BJJ

  • Matt Thornton Received his blue belt in 1992 from the great Rickson Gracie and was later awarded his black belt from Chris Haueter, making him one of the very first American born practitioners to receive the high honor
  • Take a conceptual approach to the defensive side of BJJ with Thornton’s signature “aliveness” concepts and techniques backed by decades of experience
  • Use old school secrets and details to unlock the toughest positions and scenarios
  • Learn to leave bad positions safely in your rearview mirror and not only escape but create new opportunities to become offensive


Course Content

Volume 1

Introduction and using weight 0
IN CLASS INTRO what makes people good 9:04
The details of using weight and the shoulder line 15:18
The goal of coaching what is a fundamental 18:59
How using the shoulderline and weight efects the bottom player 23:29
Matt's seminar philosophy 26:22
Making the underhook efficient 33:35
Taking stock of the bar setting round 44:35

Volume 2

Using directional pressure from top 0
Old School hand position 3:25
Getting the underhook 7:21
Spine alignment on top 14:26
Foot placement / threading the needle 18:19
Killing frames 24:52
How to do isolation rounds 28:06
Where other games come from 38:01
Why its the same in MMA 42:11
Underhook vs shoulder escape 46:22

Volume 3

Iron pillow 0
Why train like you fight doesnt work 8:18
Iron pillow 2 11:32
Escaping cross sides back 14:57
Starting quarters 18:00
Understanding pacing 28:03
Getting to quarters 31:22
Quarters or Guard? 33:03
The papercutter 39:06
Starting positions and how to drill in a large class 48:12
Finishing the papercutter 51:30
Base - Posture - Connection - Pressure 54:19

Volume 4

Papercutter Escape 0
Drive vs Sag pressure 6:30
Isolation round 2 and how to practice 11:05
Arm direction on the iron pillow 14:06
Transitioning to sit out 16:44
Defending the darce from iron pillow 20:20
Sit out Weight distribution 23:06
Thumb up vs thumb down the underhook 25:57
Using weight to make them suffer 30:17
Kicking to quarters 35:21
Getting "Inside space" 39:24
Practicing "perfect" 45:50

Volume 5

The Power Shrimp 0
Fighting weight by threading the needle 5:10
Escaping the sit out 9:01
When to leave the iron pillow 12:44
Sit up escapes from sit out top 20:02
Sit out Weight distribution 26:57
How to Drill Sit out 30:21
Driving weight from sit out 38:12
Power Shrimp from Leg Sit out 43:04
Inside space vs having the arms split 46:12

Volume 6

Drilling to control inside space 0
Shoulder walking out of sit out 5:11
Countering the kimura 14:45
Pressure from sit out bottom 22:11
Defending the Kimura via weight 25:34
Pressure from sit out bottom 2 escape directions 30:01
The shoulder of justice 34:05
Troubleshooting the sit out escapes 41:23

Volume 7

The strategy of survival 0
The angle of escape from sit out 6:45
Stopping the mount 14:24
Class room Q and A Troubleshooting issues 19:51
Karl's Escape 25:21
Closing Q and A 29:43
The step over armbar 36:37
Defending the N/S Kimura 41:29
The principles of escaping submissions 44:14
When and where to force escapes 46:43

Volume 8

Escaping mount via the umpa 0
Escaping mount early 6:02
Escaping mount how to trap arms 8:10
Escaping mount the elbow knee escape 13:57
The process and coaches round table 19:37
Jiu-Jitsu Map 46:22

Survive and Escape by Matt Thornton

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Join SBG (Straight Blast Gym International) Founder Matt Thornton for A Look at a Library of Fundamental Survival Tactics, Counter Attack Strategies, and Crucial Escapes for BJJ

  • Matt Thornton Received his blue belt in 1992 from the great Rickson Gracie and was later awarded his black belt from Chris Haueter, making him one of the very first American born practitioners to receive the high honor
  • Take a conceptual approach to the defensive side of BJJ with Thornton’s signature “aliveness” concepts and techniques backed by decades of experience
  • Use old school secrets and details to unlock the toughest positions and scenarios
  • Learn to leave bad positions safely in your rearview mirror and not only escape but create new opportunities to become offensive


Course Content

Volume 1

Introduction and using weight 0
IN CLASS INTRO what makes people good 9:04
The details of using weight and the shoulder line 15:18
The goal of coaching what is a fundamental 18:59
How using the shoulderline and weight efects the bottom player 23:29
Matt's seminar philosophy 26:22
Making the underhook efficient 33:35
Taking stock of the bar setting round 44:35

Volume 2

Using directional pressure from top 0
Old School hand position 3:25
Getting the underhook 7:21
Spine alignment on top 14:26
Foot placement / threading the needle 18:19
Killing frames 24:52
How to do isolation rounds 28:06
Where other games come from 38:01
Why its the same in MMA 42:11
Underhook vs shoulder escape 46:22

Volume 3

Iron pillow 0
Why train like you fight doesnt work 8:18
Iron pillow 2 11:32
Escaping cross sides back 14:57
Starting quarters 18:00
Understanding pacing 28:03
Getting to quarters 31:22
Quarters or Guard? 33:03
The papercutter 39:06
Starting positions and how to drill in a large class 48:12
Finishing the papercutter 51:30
Base - Posture - Connection - Pressure 54:19

Volume 4

Papercutter Escape 0
Drive vs Sag pressure 6:30
Isolation round 2 and how to practice 11:05
Arm direction on the iron pillow 14:06
Transitioning to sit out 16:44
Defending the darce from iron pillow 20:20
Sit out Weight distribution 23:06
Thumb up vs thumb down the underhook 25:57
Using weight to make them suffer 30:17
Kicking to quarters 35:21
Getting "Inside space" 39:24
Practicing "perfect" 45:50

Volume 5

The Power Shrimp 0
Fighting weight by threading the needle 5:10
Escaping the sit out 9:01
When to leave the iron pillow 12:44
Sit up escapes from sit out top 20:02
Sit out Weight distribution 26:57
How to Drill Sit out 30:21
Driving weight from sit out 38:12
Power Shrimp from Leg Sit out 43:04
Inside space vs having the arms split 46:12

Volume 6

Drilling to control inside space 0
Shoulder walking out of sit out 5:11
Countering the kimura 14:45
Pressure from sit out bottom 22:11
Defending the Kimura via weight 25:34
Pressure from sit out bottom 2 escape directions 30:01
The shoulder of justice 34:05
Troubleshooting the sit out escapes 41:23

Volume 7

The strategy of survival 0
The angle of escape from sit out 6:45
Stopping the mount 14:24
Class room Q and A Troubleshooting issues 19:51
Karl's Escape 25:21
Closing Q and A 29:43
The step over armbar 36:37
Defending the N/S Kimura 41:29
The principles of escaping submissions 44:14
When and where to force escapes 46:43

Volume 8

Escaping mount via the umpa 0
Escaping mount early 6:02
Escaping mount how to trap arms 8:10
Escaping mount the elbow knee escape 13:57
The process and coaches round table 19:37
Jiu-Jitsu Map 46:22

Join SBG (Straight Blast Gym International) Founder Matt Thornton for A Look at a Library of Fundamental Survival Tactics, Counter Attack Strategies, and Crucial Escapes for BJJ In This 8-Part Series!

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What Will You Learn?


Matt Thornton has been in the game longer than many current BJJ practitioners have been alive! Spending much of his time on the mat with legends and making a name for himself as the founder of SBG, Thornton has helped thousands of elite practitioners as well as practical hobbyists, to elevate their games with his unique and seasoned approach to BJJ. With Survive and Escape, Thornton will introduce you to old school concepts that have served him and his students for decades, to help you build a more effective defensive foundation and learn crucial skills at any rank, that you’ll use for the duration of your BJJ journey!

 



We all know that survival is of the utmost importance if we hope to enjoy a long, successful career on the mats. This concept is especially true if you're a beginner but should always be a focal point in your training. Thornton has assembled an 8-part encyclopedia of old-school tricks, tips, and secrets to help you survive and escape some of the worst positions in all of BJJ like the mount, side control, various submissions, and much much more! Thornton will give you conceptual guidance on countless scenarios to help you unlock dominant positions, escape submissions, and foil the plans of would-be attackers with intelligent mechanics and crisp movement!

 

Break Down The Principles Of Escaping Submissions!

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Truly a pioneer in American BJJ history, Thornton is a rare and valuable resource, having spent his early days with the literal forefathers of jiu-jitsu in America. Take this unique opportunity to learn the crucial concepts of proper escaping, counters, and survival strategies from a man who’s been in the lab for 3 decades, studying, innovating, and helping practitioners just like you, recruit efficient, trustworthy skills that produce results over and over again!


So, What Exactly Do You Get?



PART 1
INTRODUCTION AND USING WEIGHT
IN CLASS INTRO WHAT MAKES PEOPLE GOOD
THE DETAILS OF USING WEIGHT AND THE SHOULDER LINE
THE GOAL OF COACHING WHAT IS A FUNDAMENTAL
HOW USING THE SHOULDERLINE AND WEIGHT EFFECTS THE BOTTOM PLAYER
MATT’S SEMINAR PHILOSOPHY
MAKING THE UNDERHOOK EFFICIENT
TAKING STOCK OF THE BAR SETTING ROUND

PART 2
USING DIRECTIONAL PRESSURE FROM TOP
OLD SCHOOL HAND POSITION
GETTING THE UNDERHOOK
SPINE ALIGNMENT ON TOP
FOOT PLACEMENT / THREADING THE NEEDLE
KILLING FRAMES
HOW TO DO ISOLATION ROUNDS
WHERE OTHER GAMES COME FROM
WHY ITS THE SAME IN MMA
UNDERHOOK VS SHOULDER ESCAPE

PART 3
IRON PILLOW
WHY TRAIN LIKE YOU FIGHT DOESN’T WORK
IRON PILLOW 2
ESCAPING CROSS SIDES BACK
STARTING QUARTERS
UNDERSTANDING PACING
GETTING TO QUARTERS
QUARTERS OR GUARD?
THE PAPERCUTTER
STARTING POSITIONS AND HOW TO DRILL IN A LARGE CLASS
FINISHING THE PAPERCUTTER
BASE - POSTURE - CONNECTION - PRESSURE

PART 4
PAPERCUTTER ESCAPE
DRIVE VS SAG PRESSURE
ISOLATION ROUND 2 AND HOW TO PRACTICE
ARM DIRECTION ON THE IRON PILLOW
TRANSITIONING TO SIT OUT
DEFENDING THE DARCE FROM IRON PILLOW
SIT OUT WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION
THUMB UP VS THUMB DOWN THE UNDERHOOK
USING WEIGHT TO MAKE THEM SUFFER
KICKING TO QUARTERS
GETTING “INSIDE SPACE”
PRACTICING “PERFECT”

PART 5
THE POWER SHRIMP
FIGHTING WEIGHT BY THREADING THE NEEDLE
ESCAPING THE SIT OUT
WHEN TO LEAVE THE IRON PILLOW
SIT UP ESCAPES FROM SIT OUT TOP
SIT OUT WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION
HOW TO DRILL SIT OUT
DRIVING WEIGHT FROM SIT OUT
POWER SHRIMP FROM LEG SIT OUT
INSIDE SPACE VS HAVING THE ARMS SPLIT

PART 6
DRILLING TO CONTROL INSIDE SPACE
SHOULDER WALKING OUT OF SIT OUT
COUNTERING THE KIMURA
PRESSURE FROM SIT OUT BOTTOM
DEFENDING THE KIMURA VIA WEIGHT
PRESSURE FROM SIT OUT BOTTOM 2 ESCAPE DIRECTIONS
THE SHOULDER OF JUSTICE
TROUBLESHOOTING THE SIT OUT ESCAPES

PART 7
THE STRATEGY OF SURVIVAL
THE ANGLE OF ESCAPE FROM SIT OUT
STOPPING THE MOUNT
CLASS ROOM Q AND A TROUBLESHOOTING ISSUES
KARL’S ESCAPE
CLOSING Q AND A
THE STEP OVER ARMBAR
DEFENDING THE N/S KIMURA
THE PRINCIPLES OF ESCAPING SUBMISSIONS
WHEN AND WHERE TO FORCE ESCAPES

PART 8
ESCAPING MOUNT VIA THE UMPA
ESCAPING MOUNT EARLY
ESCAPING MOUNT HOW TO TRAP ARMS
ESCAPING MOUNT THE ELBOW KNEE ESCAPE
THE PROCESS AND COACHES ROUND TABLE
JIU-JITSU MAP


So, What Does It Cost?

$159

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