Master Matthew has been involved in Taekwondo and Martial Arts since the age of 12. He has been a full-time Taekwondo Master and instructor for over 10 years. He has also studied Tang Soo Do and Kenpo Karate. He is a military Veteran, and served with distinction in the first Gulf War. After moving to the Riverside area, Master Matthew received an advanced Degree in Education, specializing in Child Development, from CalBaptist University. While working in education, he was named by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as the "Riverside Mentor of the Year." Since that time, he has dedicated his life to teaching Taekwondo to students of all ages.
Master Matthew loves the sport and art of WTF style Taekwondo, and it shows in his teaching. His positive attitude, belief in kids, and "can do" attitude is contagious. He is a firm but kind Master, and a real gentleman.