Matt and John Diggins complete Ireland and Euro teaching tour

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SBG President Matt Thornton, along with Portland Coach John Diggins completed a seminar tour this spring which took them through Ireland, and around Sweden. It was great to see old friends. John Kavangh’s Gym in Dublin is a hub of activity all year round, as every weekend his athletes our fighting, and dominating in various events around the world. Meeting up with them there was Iceland’s Gunnar (Gunni) Nelson, as well as SBG South Africa’s Steven Bazzea (who holds the record for the longest journey for a seminar), and others from around the UK and Europe. The weekend long event was fun for everyone.

Following this Matt and John spent a week in Stockholm, teaching multiple classes in the evening on all aspects of BJJ. It was great to see the Stockholm crew again, and spend time with friends in that very cool city. The following weekend finished off with a two day event at Daniel’s ‘Primate Lounge’, where it was great to see SBG Estonia’s Pritt (the funny Estonian), as well as Thomas Lacour from Denmark, and many other friends. As always the vibe at Daniel’s & throughout our tour represented what SBG is all about, and we are already looking forward to our 2012 visit!

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