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  1. mikeluke020 is offline

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    hello friend,
    I have two person on same name Matt Tornton. one is a martial arts athlete, trainer, and founder of Straight Blast Gym International, an association of over 35 gyms worldwide engaged in training athletes in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, boxing and mixed martial arts and 2nd as a left-handed Major League Baseball relief pitcher for the Chicago White Sox. Before the 2006 season, Thornton was with the Seattle Mariners.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeluke020 View Post
    hello friend,
    I have two person on same name Matt Tornton. one is a martial arts athlete, trainer, and founder of Straight Blast Gym International, an association of over 35 gyms worldwide engaged in training athletes in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, boxing and mixed martial arts and 2nd as a left-handed Major League Baseball relief pitcher for the Chicago White Sox. Before the 2006 season, Thornton was with the Seattle Mariners.
    Which one do you think this thread is about? I'll give you a hint, he doesn't have an ERA.
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     Guy Who Pays the Bills and Gets the Death Threats Style: MMA (Retired)

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    Although he probably does support the ERA.
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    Enhanced Resistance Athleticism?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeluke020 View Post
    hello friend,
    I have two person on same name Matt Tornton. one is a martial arts athlete, trainer, and founder of Straight Blast Gym International, an association of over 35 gyms worldwide engaged in training athletes in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, boxing and mixed martial arts and 2nd as a left-handed Major League Baseball relief pitcher for the Chicago White Sox. Before the 2006 season, Thornton was with the Seattle Mariners.
    You need to shut the **** up.
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    I meet him once I thought he was cool, spoke to him after a bjj seminar not for long though.
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    True story, I one time walked passed the Straight Blast gym and witnessed Matt Thornton himself bringing two little eight year old girls to tears with a brutal motivational speech. I don't think the man is much of a people person.

    His camp does produce some talented scrappers, though. Everyone I trained with in my short time there (@ six months in 1998-ish) was tough as nails and technically impressive. I learned quite a bit from them. Fundamentals that have served me to this very day.

    Thornton being a dick head or practicing bad marketing doesn't really detract from the fact that his school is worth attending if the attitude isn't too much for you.
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    I'm profoundly ashamed to admit I recall this thread vividly from when it was ongoing more than a decade ago. What a clusterfuck it was.

    Bullshido was so much more entertaining back then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawarma View Post
    I'm profoundly ashamed to admit I recall this thread vividly from when it was ongoing more than a decade ago. What a clusterfuck it was.

    Bullshido was so much more entertaining back then.
    Maybe some more Gong Sau action would spice up the ol' forum a little.

    Frankly I'm surprised the OP was as placid a tale as it was. "Thornton was a dick and postured aggressively" is pretty tame ****. At Straight Blast the urban myths were way beyond that. More like "Guy came in and bragged that he could take any Thai Kick. Matt busted the dude's femur by accident (through a phone book held up for "protection") and we had to call an ambulance".

    A couple gonzo stories like that and you can get those forum glory days back.
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    WHERE'S THE GOD DAMN VIDEO? I have the blue balls now for fat TMA failure.
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    DROP SEIONAGI ************! Except I don't know Judo, so it doesn't work, and he takes my back.

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