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Instructor

Professor Matt Thomas

Professor Matt Thomas is a black belt instructor at Neutral Grounds as well. Matt’s martial arts career started early in life with youth wrestling, eventually leading him to train and compete for Bishop Lynch High School in Dallas, TX where he won a state championship. Matt went on to wrestle at Labette College in Parsons, KS where he was a 3x Academic All-American. Matt began his journey in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with 2x NO-GI World Champion Professor JD Shelly (Romero “Jacare” Cavalcanti Black Belt). Over the course of the next 3 years Matt earned a Purple Belt under Professor JD Shelly. Matt continued to study the art and philosophy of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Professor Marcus Neuenshwander (Carlos Gracie Jr. 2nd Degree Black Belt). Matt received his Black Belt under Professor Marcus Neuenshwander in September of 2014. Professor Matt and his lovely wife, Monesa own 360 Chiropractic & Wellness in Frisco, TX where he is a practicing chiropractor. Matt and Monesa have two children, Sophie and Ben. He is passionate about teaching the art of Jiu-Jitsu as a lifestyle, and has personally seen how it brings out the best in people.