Matthew lives in Belgium and was born in Swaziland to a Guyanese mother and and English father. He spent his childhood moving, traveling and exploring. He has lived in Africa, Europe and South East Asia.
is a martial arts instructor and personal trainer specialising in the Filipino indeginous fighting art of Kali. He is currently the chief instructor for kali at the Fight Off training center in Wavre Belgium and the Pekiti Tirsia Tactical Association Director for Belgium. He conducts regular weekly classes as well as personal/ private training tailor made for individuals. His personal training practice is centred around both martial arts training and fitness and conditioning also focusing on a the holistic and wellbeing attributes of a martial arts/ fitness lifestyle and the promotion of healthy living and addopting real lifestyle changes to help people reach their goals.
With ten years experience in fighting arts and experience in movement systems Matthews approach to teaching and personal training is based on tailoring training sessions to the individual and keeping them interested and creating variety. He looks for individuals strengths and weaknesses and tries to apply a positive, solutions orientated approach to building confidence and ability whether the goal is weight loss, attribute development, fighting conditioning or just learning a new skill.