Martial Arts have been taught for thousands of years as a method of self-preservation against the elements, animals and man as well as for sport.
Practicing martial arts is a way to develop and maintain strength, flexibility, sharp reflexes, self-confidence and self-control. It is one of the most effective ways to reduce and even release one's fear response in the world.
Matthew has been practicing Martial Arts for over 30 years. He holds the title of Sifu (father, teacher) in the art of Shaolin Kung Fu. Matthew is a 5th degree black belt in Tai Mantis Kung Fu under Grand Master Kam Yuen (who rocketed to fame for being the technical advisor for the T.V. series Kung Fu in the early 1970's). He is also a Guru of Kun Tao Silat under Grand Master Willem de Thouars (Uncle Bill). Matthew is the west coast and European representative for Uncle Bill.
Matthew teaches martial arts to adults, black belts, police, children and seniors. His teachings focus on mental and physical discipline, physical conditioning, methods to avoid conflict, traditional forms and weapons trainings and how to integrate these ancient and progressive teachings into daily life.