Matt Thornton Seminar Manchester
Most everyone is now familiar with the Aliveness training concept; the key point that we make time and again is that it isn’t so much what you train, rather, it is ‘how’ you train. As obvious as this point is, it still gets missed by the majority of the martial arts population.
The same point can be made regards coaching. I think a fairly good argument can be made for SBGi having one of the best teams around.
It isn’t that SBGi has just a few star athletes, while everyone else achieves average level skill. Rather, everyone on the mat grows better, the entire team, from great MMA fighters to your average hobbyist grappler demonstrates that extra level of skill. The entire mat is tough.
Why the success?
When it comes to coaching, just like training, it isn’t ‘what’ we teach; it is ‘how’ we teach that makes the crucial difference. This is down to one thing 'Training Methods'.
If you are running a BJJ or MMA club where do you go to learn 'how' to coach?
Sure you can get 'techniques' from dvds, YouTube, other black belts, and then show them to your class. Join the crowd because that is what everyone is doing, welcome to the world of ‘average’. However, if it was just 'techniques' that mattered then no one team would really rise above the rest. The reality is it's down to 'how' you structure your program, how to tailor classes for Beginners and Pro MMA Fighters alike; how to drill anything Alive and as effectively.
For the first time ever I'll be opening the doors to coaches of any team out there who is interested in learning from the innovator of these methods himself, Matt Thornton.
This is a unique opportunity for you to help bring your team, whether you are in charge of 10 people rolling in a garage or the head of busy MMA school, to the next level. This will be an intense one day workshop covering all the things that make a gym like SBG head and shoulders above the competition.
Matt will be covering:
1-What the most misunderstood concept related to Aliveness, and how it applies to everything.
(this is the key that unlocks everything else)
2-What makes a great Coach, and what is the true value to what we do.
(understanding the journey so you can guide others)
3-Old school versus new school training models.
(this will take your gym to another level. This is SBG 2012)
4-Creating a progressive ladder. (building people up, rather than weeding them out, and allowing your gym to triple in membership. Create world champions, while at the same time helping your average person achieve a success they never Dreamed possible. Build a community!)
5- The five types of drills, and their practical application. (regardless of the sport, there are only 5 ways to drill. Most coaches use one, or at best two methods. Learn how to utilize all five to take your athletes to a new level of functional performance)
Space is limited and will go fast. This is the cutting edge material that the SBG’s around the world are implementing, and it has never been taught outside of SBG until now. There will be no filming allowed, and registration is limited. This is material that we guarantee you won’t find anywhere else.
Sunday 27th May 2pm - 5pm
There is also general BJJ/MMA workshops running on Saturday 11-1pm and 2-5pm and Sunday 11-1pm . These will be £30 a session or all three for £75.