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    SBG on BJJ Belts

    Not sure if this is posted in the correct forum - and I did do a quick search and did not see this mentioned.

    For those interested, Matt Thornton updated his Aliveness 101 Blog and the topic is 'About Belts'.

    It's a pretty long article but definitely interesting to read.

    http://aliveness101.blogspot.com/

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    Nice find - thanks for posting :happy3:

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    I also want to point out that not everyone wants to, or needs to, compete.

    If I as a Coach make public competition the sole criteria for measurement I use, then I leave out a huge percentage of people who might find tremendous value in BJJ.

    In addition I think the teachers, or coaches who try and tell others that they "Are not living up to their potential" or other such bullshit need to find new jobs.

    I have written before about the poison teachers, but suffice it to say that it is never our job to tell others what they "should" be doing with this Art form. Some may just want to roll, or move, or play. And that is exactly as it should be.
    Some people around here would do well to keep that tidbit in mind.
    You can't make people smarter. You can expose them to information, but your responsibility stops there.

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    I cannot stand thorton with his overly pedantic and nauseating self-congratulatory writing style.

    Seriously, shut the **** up and train.

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    I think Matt is great but I agree somewhat with UpaLumpa. He is a pseudo intellectual, I dont think he understands half of what he writes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PirateJon
    Some people around here would do well to keep that tidbit in mind.

    Yeah, true, but what about seeing to it that they should be able to compete?

    I mean, if someone trains everyday with a nationally known fight team, but doesn't compete, I'm going to assume their skills are being vetted somewhat, but it's still because of the competition policies of the school . . . sparring with competitors is competition by association.

    It's when nobody from the school ever steps up that you have to start to wonder.


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    I think that has nothing to do with his writing style and everything to do with his personality.

    Not that he isn't a good coach, I just think he's his own biggest nuthugger.

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    Q: What does Matt Thornton's semen taste like?

    A: LIKE YOURS BUT SWEETER
    Captain's Log: Just a little update for all my TRUE and HONEST friends out there:

    1) I am STRAIGHT! I am STRAIGHT! Get it through your thick skulls, numbskulls!

    2) My name is not Ian Brandon Something.

    3) Kacey is coming with me now. I have stolen her from the other Christian Weston Chandler.

    REMINDER: I am still the one and only true creator of sonichu and rosechu electric hedgehog pokemon

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    Matt is a thinker.

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    I don't know mine is pretty damn swee-

    Damn it.

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