MATT THORNTON – DVDS COLLECTIONS at AvaiCourse
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Matt started his martial arts career with boxing. After serving in the US Army Matt returned to the US and began training at JKD in 1988. In 1990 Matt moved to Portland where he managed and taught at a martial arts academy for a little over two years, where the focus was on JKD Concepts. During this time, Matt was exposed to a multitude of JKD instructors, including Burton Richardson, who would become a friend, Paul Vunak, Larry Hartsell, Dan Inosanto and many others.
In 1991 he had the privilege of meeting and training with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu legend Rickson Gracie. It was the meeting, where Matt reports:
“I watched Rickson fight a room of judo black belts. He beat them all in seconds, without using his hands, and I knew this was it for me! ”
It was from this meeting that Matt discovered the need to place an emphasis on self-discovery through Aliveness. It was more since his boxing and his initial introduction to BJJ (Rickson) that physically challenged all the mental constructs and concepts that were being shown to him as physical possibilities of fighting, than his involvement with JKD, that shaped the epistemology of Aliveness. From there, it just continued to flourish through personal experiences – field testing everything others took for granted would work.
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- Lectures 0
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- Duration 10 weeks
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
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