Matt Thornton is the founder of Straight Blast Gym, the organisation that produced Conor McGregor. He’s also a skeptic with many harsh words for traditional martial arts and traditional training methods. Don’t listen if you’re easily offended!
00:51 – Matt’s martial arts background
10:26 – The concept of “Aliveness”
20:41 – The “I” method of teaching and training martial arts
26:14 – John Kavanagh and Conor McGregor
32:37 – Where did fantasy martial arts come from?
42:55 – The evolution of martial arts
65:54 – False positives and negatives
73:26 – Skepticism
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