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Matt Thornton

4th Degree Black Belt



Matt Thornton received his black belt from his coach Chris Haueter in 2001. Matt is also the founder and President of SBG International. SBG is a Martial Arts organization with over 75 affiliated schools around the world. Matt has awarded 33 of his BJJ black belts, many of whom now have their own black belts. SBG has also produced many great competitors, such as Conor McGregor and Forrest Griffin. Matt travels to the various SBGs throughout the world, as well as teaching at SBG HQ in Portland, Oregon.

In addition to teaching fulltime, Matt writes on various topics related to violence, and skepticism. He can be reached at www.straightblastgym.com or his personal site: mattthjornton.org

Matt Thornton received his black belt from his coach Chris Haueter in 2001. Matt is also the founder and President of SBG International. SBG is a Martial Arts organization with over 75 affiliated schools around the world. Matt has awarded 33 of his BJJ black belts, many of whom now have their own black belts. SBG has also produced many great competitors, such as Conor McGregor and Forrest Griffin. Matt travels to the various SBGs throughout the world, as well as teaching at SBG HQ in Portland, Oregon.

In addition to teaching fulltime, Matt writes on various topics related to violence, and skepticism. He can be reached at www.straightblastgym.com or his personal site: mattthjornton.org


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