Christian Matthews

I've never really been a team player, every man for himself as far as I'm concerned! Well kind of, I always found myself leaning towards sports and activities where I was in charge of the outcome rather than being dependant on a team of other people, Karate, cylcing and skiing have always interested me but its the Karate that has been my passion for many years.
 I started training in Tang Soo Do at 19 for a few years but then had a break and got back into it in 2011, I got my Dan grade in 2015, my second Dan in 2017 and started teaching after that. I love all the elements of the training from the fitness, gaining knowledge, flexibility and an ability to defend myself  if required and it is a great pleasure to be able to pass on the knowledge I have gained to all my students.
I have been fortunate enough to train with and learn from four different Grandmasters over the years and spent some time in the USA training with Grandmaster Khalid at his Do Jang in Phoenix.
I moved over to the ATMA from another federation in early 2017 when I realised it was more family orientated and struck a good balance between being disciplined and enjoyable and was a great environment for myself , my children and my students.
As I get older I am starting to get more involved with the internal (neh gong) health benefits as well as the external benefits (weh gong) and I look forward to starting Tai Chi classes with the ATMA in the future. I truly believe that Tang Soo Do has helped me in many areas of life other than the obvious physical benefits and look forward to progressing through the belts towards Master grade and training other people to Dan Grade level and beyond. 
Tang Soo. 
Christian Matthews.
Classes at Temple Grafton CE Primary School, Alcester
Tuesdays        White and Yellow belts    5-6pm
                     Orange belt and above    6-7pm

Write a new comment: (Click here)
Characters left: 160
DONE Sending...
See all comments

| Reply

Latest comments

29.08 | 12:11

Ma’am this is Nukohma from Bromsgrove school, Is it possible I can still do karate in senior school?

24.05 | 07:18

Hello, I am running a Cub camp June 23rd arnd looking for someone to do some demo sessions for the kids between 10am and 2pm.Do you have anyone available pleas?

05.04 | 19:45

Hi. Apologies for the delay. Classes are £5 and we run through half term and all school holidays.

03.04 | 20:08

How much are the karate classes in Birmingham? And do they run during half term too?

You liked this page