Matt Gilliard

Head Instructor
Matt Gilliard

Matt Gilliard began studying Yoseikan Budo in 1993 under the supervision of Sensei Troy Hester and eventually Sensei Hudson Harris. In 1995 he opened his first dojo at the University Of North Alabama, which he ran until he relocated to Huntsville in 1999. He was promoted to Shodan (first degree black belt) in 2002, to Nidan (second degree black belt) in 2005, and to Sandan (third degree black belt) in 2013. In addition to his training with Senseis Hester and Harris, Gilliard-sensei has trained extensively with the Technical Director of the United States Yoseikan Budo Association, Dr. Glenn Pack, Hanshi.