Matt is Karate Depot's resident martial artist and has been studying karate and kobudo for much longer than he's known how to drive.
Matt's core experience comes from Okinawa Kenpo Karate Kobudo of the Nakamura/Odo lineage, his direct instructor being C. Bruce Heilman. Matt has been studying for 14 years and has acquired the rank of 4th Dan, although he doesn't think that makes him tough. No duel challenges necessary.
In addition Matt pursues the study of Japanese Budo by way of Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu swordsmanship. He is also an affiliate member of Bill Hayes's Okinawa Shorin Ryu Karatedo Kenkyu Kai. Matt is both a student and teacher every week at his instructor's dojo.
Matt has combined his love for martial arts with his experience in writing and online brand building to concoct a strange witch's brew of accomplishments:
If you need to get in contact with Matt, drop an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Understand that hate mail will dishonor him forever and he will have to retreat into the mountains with the Tengu. "Ju" is appreciated in all correspondences.