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Article: Matt Thornton's "Why Doesn't Everyone Train Alive?"
Matt Thornton, founder of the Straight Blast Gym and pioneer of Mixed Martial Arts as a training method, has graciously given permission to Bullshido to feature selected articles on his views and philosophy on MA. Since his concept of "Aliveness" is one of the guiding principles on which this site bases its evaluation of what is effective training, we're excited to be showcasing these bits of wisdom with a larger audience in the hopes of raising the standards bar for all who consider themselves to be Martial Artists.
The first selection is a timely one given certain heated discussions going on in the forums at the moment. Here is a quote from the article:
It has been my experience that once a person gains an understanding of Aliveness, the next question is usually, "Why doesn’t everyone do it this way?" "Why do others persist so adamantly in training methods, progressions, and ritual, that serve no purpose, and are simply ‘dead patterns’". "Why do people still feel so attached to dead patterns?" I hope to answer this second question in this article.
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