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Yael Grauer
09-24-2008, 07:18 PM
http://www.dirttime.org/2008/09/24/matt-thornton-still-flying-the-aliveness-banner/

Anton Emery
09-25-2008, 08:31 AM
Cool. I train under Matt, and its nice to see a well thought out interview with him. It was nice to see some different questions than the usual ones.

I didn't know he was engaged. I'll have to congratulate him.


Anton

Yael Grauer
09-25-2008, 01:08 PM
Thanks! Matt was really cool about answering questions, and follow-up questions, and even more follow-up questions. It made my job really easy. I am glad you liked it. I guess that's what I was going for; trying to hit it from a different angle. So I focused on training methodology and on some of the more personal stuff that sometimes gets glossed over.

R. Alan Hester
09-25-2008, 02:24 PM
VERY NICE. I am new to BJJ, so I was unaware that it suffers the same problems of crap talking and "my daddy can beat up yours" as other sports. He seems to stay above it.

I have been lurking around that website for a while. I may have to subscribe.

I really like his teaching philosophy. I am scheduled to go to Portland next month, so I may drop-in and have a look.

Alan

garrett stack
09-25-2008, 03:29 PM
yael cant open the pdf , just in case other people are having the same problem

Yael Grauer
09-25-2008, 05:46 PM
yael cant open the pdf , just in case other people are having the same problem

Haven't heard that from anyone else... do you have the newest Adobe Reader version?

Yael Grauer
09-25-2008, 05:47 PM
R. Alan let us know how it goes!

garrett stack
09-26-2008, 12:48 AM
Yael I updated and its fine

garrett stack
09-26-2008, 01:06 AM
Good interview Yael !!
Im a blue under John Kavanagh in Ireland and train with Aisling Daley and Gunnar nelson when he's over from Iceland.
Small world.

Allen Yeh
09-26-2008, 06:28 AM
Good interview.

Yael Grauer
09-26-2008, 02:35 PM
Good interview Yael !!
Im a blue under John Kavanagh in Ireland and train with Aisling Daley and Gunnar nelson when he's over from Iceland.
Small world.

I interviewed Aisling too! http://www.fightergirls.com/news.asp?ID=187

garrett stack
09-26-2008, 04:59 PM
ha thats great
Aisling is absolutely brilliant !

Yael Grauer
09-27-2008, 08:55 AM
I wish I lived in Ireland! I hear Kav isn't too bad of a coach. ;)

garrett stack
09-27-2008, 11:20 AM
Its not all Guinness, theres a lot of Rain as well ;)
John is a great coach very openminded and progressive.

Chuck Kechter
09-28-2008, 12:10 PM
Nice interview Yael!

Yael Grauer
09-28-2008, 08:13 PM
Nice interview Yael!

Thanks! It was a lot of fun. He's really smart.

Allen Yeh
09-29-2008, 05:22 AM
Nice interview. It took me a bit to get to it.

Yael Grauer
09-29-2008, 10:14 PM
Nice interview. It took me a bit to get to it.

Thanks, glad you like it.