Matt Thornton speaks to a group in PA for the TRACE program

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SBG founder and BJJ-MMA coach Matt Thornton spoke via Skype in Portland Oregon, to the TRACE program in PA.

TRACE, or TRAnsition to Community Employment, is a two-year employability skills program for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities and autism.

Matt spoke about his history with the Martial Arts. His early years, running his business, and lessons learned along the way. After a brief talk, he fielded questions. Subjects discussed ranged from the Martial Arts, to self defense, dealing with bullies, depression, health and fitness, goal setting, and much more.

Many thanks to Karla Porter: for providing this opportunity.

You can view the video here: