CATEGORYArvada, Kids, Purple Shirt, Striking, Striking Coach
An avid, lifelong martial artist, Coach Matt Bloss is the head of our Muay Thai and Kickboxing programs. Matt grew up in Salt Lake City, UT pursuing a life of athletics which included ice hockey, basketball, cross country, karate and track & field; eventually becoming one of the top hockey goaltenders in the nation and earning a spot within the US National Team Development Program’s week long ‘National Camp’. During his time playing Jr. A hockey in Bozeman, MT, by chance, Matt met a group of local pro boxers and MMA athletes who invited the then 18 year old to try and diversify his workouts at their gym.
It wasn’t long before Coach Matt fell in love with the striking arts, learning the technical nuances of boxing & Muay Thai while still continuing to play and coach hockey. After injuries derailed his ice hockey career and relocating back to Colorado, Matt began training every day in Muay Thai, competing twice in his first calendar year. In the time since, Matt has accrued an analytical wealth of stand up knowledge, training with and under some of Colorado’s best coaches and fighters over the last 6 years. Still an active competitor with 3 amateur Muay Thai fights under his belt, Matt has also begun learning BJJ under the Kline Bros. as well to round out his overall martial arts game. Much of coach Matt’s ethos stems from a youth filled with Bruce Lee movies and martial philosophy. Matt understands that every person’s body and mind are completely unique, which is why our striking program isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ curriculum, and while individuals will learn the base fundamentals all the same, Matt always tailors his instruction towards his individual students’ abilities and styles.
Coach Matt is just that, a true coach. Having worked with professional fighters, recreational athletes, youth sports teams and kids BJJ classes; Matt is able to translate his hyper positive attitude through students of all levels and disciplines. Expect lots of laughs, and a bit of martial arts history and philosophy while blasting through one of his fun and intense workouts. Whether it’s a new workout you’re looking for, or have a goal to compete, Coach Matt and our Kickboxing & Muay Thai programs will take you there!