Sensei Matt Goodall
Chief Instructor
Grades Held
2nd Dan Ju Jitsu
1st Dan Judo
Sensei Matt started his Martial Arts Career over 20 years ago in 1984 at the tender age of 10 with Judo. Gaining his 1st Dan in 1993, unfortunately injury prevented him from attempting his 2nd Dan in 1994.
He was an active competitive Judo Player representing Club, County and Area Squads, and while clocking up a tally of over 25 medals became -
· Club Champion (closed and open weight),
· Surrey Champion,
· Hampshire Schools Champion,
· Southern Area Silver Medallist and
· National Silver Medallist.
Matt first took up Ju Jitsu with Shihan Mike Johnson 7th Dan in 1989. Training for a couple of years under Mike Johnson until Judo eventually won through and Ju Jitsu took a back seat, returning to it again for a short period in 1994. Then in 1999 Matt took to the Ju Jitsu mat for the 3rd time, this time under Sensei Kevin McKane. From there he worked his way from Purple belt to eventually gain his 1st Dan in Ju Jitsu in 2002.
Matt's teaching experience started in 1990 running a Junior Judo lesson at his home Club. He currently teaches as well as Ju Jitsu, both Adult and Junior Judo, has taught at many local Martial Arts Seminars and had several requests to give private tuition.
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