Side Control Bottom with Priit Mihkelson

Priit Mihkelson is a black belt under SBG's President and founder, Matt Thornton. He currently represents BJJ Globetrotters and is in high demand for seminars due to his pragmatic approach and solid instruction. Below is one of my favorite seminar footage videos where he teaches some unconventional concepts in side control bottom escapes. Enjoy! Read more

SBG Mount – Matt Thornton

I'm a big fan of Matt Thornton, and find him to be a thought-provoking and intelligent martial artist.  He is not afraid to challenge the norm, and provide you with a solid argument as to how and why he came to his conclusions.  He is a straight shooter for sure.  Here's a video worth viewing... Read more

Matt Thornton and Rickson Gracie

SBG's Matt Thornton conducted an interview with Rickson Gracie and it was released overnight.  Great interview. Rickson provides his thoughts on training in isolation or 'positional sparring' and connection among other topics.  Well worth th 30+ minutes.