Matt Gilliard Sensei
Matt Gilliard Sensei has been studying a combination of Yoseikan Budo and Gyokushin Ryu since 1993. He was promoted to Shodan (1st degree black belt) in 2002, Nidan (2nd degree black belt) in 2004, Sandan (3rd degree black belt) in 2013, and Yondan (4th degree black belt) in 2017. He has trained extensively with the Director of the United States Yoseikan Budo Association, Dr. Glenn Pack, Shihan and Ms. Patricia Saiz, Shihan. Gilliard Sensei most recently trained at the Honbu dojo in Shizuoka, Japan, in October 2016 and in Montreal, Canada, in August 2017, both times under Grandmaster Terumi Washizu.