Taekwondo and Systema Instructor
He began his training in High School by joining the wrestling team. By his Junior year he had lettered in wrestling and became team captain. He earned his black belt in Taekwondo under Yong-In University graduate and Korean National Taekwondo Team member, Master Seung Kyu Yang.
He began training in Russian Systema in 2013 and is a certified through Vladimir Vasiliev. He regularly trains with Martin Wheeler, Daniel Gutierrez, Cash Nickerson and other instructors. In addition, Matt has been a bouncer in Dallas clubs for a several years where handling bar crowds, street fights, and providing personal protection were requirements. He now teaches at The Academy Dallas teaching martial arts.