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Matt Thornton
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 Check our newly updated Philosophy section: 


“For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is then to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.” –     Carl Sagan 

The SBG curriculum has been from the very beginning, about seeking truth. 

Through application of the self-correcting mechanism known as Aliveness, the reality of fighting is made self-evident. And we followed that evidence where it leads. 

To that extent, we applied over the years, a functionalistic minimalism approach to the curriculum. Breaking down the various delivery systems, to their very core. What remains are the critical principles, postures, pressures, and procedures that make what we do, functional. 

"The most formidable weapon against errors of every kind is reason. I have never used any other, and I trust I never shall." - Thomas Paine

This method can be applied to any objective question. A well thought out, sincere question, about an objective claim, is always best investigated through a rational, scientific process of experimentation. This process must include some form of self-correcting mechanism, and be open to the realities of what constitutes legitimate evidence, and what does not. With the combat arts this process is knows as ‘Aliveness.’.......continued at:    


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