Up against more mature, bigger and stronger opponents, he overcame the odds to become the 2018 Canadian National Champion. In the finals, he faced off against a tough and technical opponent and set up a beautiful Tai O Toshi to armbar combination to earn himself the gold. Matthew is the youngest student in our teens/adult class and as a result he constantly pushed to grow as each class is a challenge for him. Matthew is also the 2017 IBJJF Kids Pans Champion. The sky's the limit for this young warrior, remember this name.
Click here for Matthew's Nationals final:
Click Here for Professor Dainis, hitting an almost identical combination in competition:
Matthew is no stranger to challenging himself, check out the competition highlights of another competition where he fought against much older and bigger opponents: Click Here To Watch
If you are located in Durham Region and are interested in enrolling your child (or yourself) in martial arts, come try a full week of free classes at DNA BJJ to see why we are right gym for your family.
Your child's first class will be an intro to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu lesson with one of our instructors (usually Coach Sarah) where they will learn how to fall safely, fundamental movements, and to help them get comfortable in a new environment.
Does your child feel too intimidated to try a class? Check out our schedule and come watch one of our classes from our viewing area with your child to see what we are all about. We specialize in teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu but also have a Judo and Wrestling program to complement it.
Contact us today to book your child's free intro to BJJ lesson and kickstart their 7 day trial, we are located in Whitby, close to HWY 401 and the Oshawa border.
If you are located in the Barrie area, check out Submission Arts Academy, they offer the same amazing benefits.
Enter your contact info on their website and receive a FREE 10 day trial: https://submissionartsacademy.com
You can also reach them by phone: (705) 722-5487 or email:firstname.lastname@example.org