Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach

Meet Matt, whose passion for combat sports ignited over three decades ago, starting with wrestling and boxing, alongside training in Shotokan Karate.

After serving in the US Armed Forces, Matt delved deeper into hand-to-hand combat through the Marine Corps combatives program. He then expanded his skills in wrestling, boxing, Bokator, and Pradal Serey under Kevin Flinn’s guidance.

Transitioning to Gentle Art Dojo under Raphael Carneiro, Matt immersed himself in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, earning a 4-stripe Brown Belt after over a decade of dedicated training.

In 2017, Matt moved to London, where he continued his journey at Fight City Gym under Alan ‘Gunz’ Pozo’s mentorship, ultimately earning his black belt.

In 2022, Matt joined Checkmat in Margate, embracing new challenges and opportunities for growth. Throughout his career, he has excelled in various disciplines, including MMA, boxing, chessboxing, and BJJ, showcasing his perseverance and passion in combat sports.

Main Achievements

London – IBJJF – 2018 – Brown Belt Bronze Gi
London – IBJJF – 2018 -Brown Belt Silver No Gi
New York – BJJ Pro – 2016 – Purple Belt Gold No Gi
Boston – IBJJF – 2017 – Brown Belt – Bronze Gi
London – British Nationals – 2019 – Brown Belt – Gold Gi
Amsterdam – IBJJF – 2019 – Black Belt – Silver – Gi
Boston – IBJJF – 2017 – Brown Belt – Bronze – NoGi
Boston – IBJJF – 2018- Brown Belt – Gold – GI