Taekwondo and Systema Instructor
He began his martial arts 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 Team member, Master Seung Kyu Yang.
He began training in Systema in 2013 and is a certified instructor 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 number of years where handling bar and street fighting, crowd control and personal protection were requirements. He now teaches at The Academy Dallas providing martial arts and fitness training.