Sensei Matt Nilsen

Sensei Matt Nilsen has been training at UCSD since 1986 and began helping with classes in 1988. He has been a regular guest instructor since then, often leading many of the beginning and advanced classes at UCSD. He started and ran a dojo in the Point Loma area for over 5 years and now focuses helping the beginning classes at UCSD. When not practicing Martial Arts, Matt works for the San Diego Fire Department as a Command Chief Officer and runs a non-profit encouraging STEM opportunities for middle and high school students.