Matt Johnson

Chicago Muay Thai

Lead Muay Thai Instructor

Matt began his thirteen-year journey in Muay Thai training under Trirata Earmsmuth and Kaensak Sor Ploenjit, universally considered one of the ten greatest Thai boxers of all-time. Matt was also privileged to train for more than half a decade under Said Hatim. Matt has also tested his skills in the ring many times as a fighter, giving him a necessary understanding of what does and does not work, in combat. Prior to beginning his study in Muay Thai, Matt studied Taekwondo and earned the rank of black belt.

Matt is currently a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu blue belt under Dino Costeas and an integral part of TDC fight training camps. Matt focuses on building strong technical foundations with his students and brings an easy smile and sharp analytical mind to all of his Muay Thai classes.

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