Matt was first introduced to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2004. Since his career in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu started, he has embraced the sport and the Martial Arts Lifestyle. Matt has been an avid competitor and trains consistently, always looking for opportunities to compete.
Most recently Matt placed 1st in the IBJJF Honolulu 2010 Open in the Purple Belt Featherweight Division and 3rd in the Absolute Division. Matt has also placed at the 2008 Bay Area Open and the 2011 Gracie Nationals.
Matt is dedicated to the Martial Arts Lifestyle and deeply believes in the philosophy taught at Raul Castillo Martial Arts.
Matt is a certified personal trainer and available for personal training sessions.
When Matt is not training BJJ you can find him surfing, wrestling, kickboxing, going to the gym and going to college. Matt hopes to continue to help others and challenge himself on and off of the mats.