Matt Thornton discusses material from his forthcoming book: “Violence is Natural: Myths, Realities & Wisdom of the Martial Arts”. Mr. Thornton is a martial arts athlete and trainer in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and boxing. He is well known for his promotion of the concept of aliveness in training. He has taught seminars on martial arts across the world and he runs his own Academy here in Portland. Matt’s recent emphasis has been addressing superstition as it relates to sports training and martial arts.