Renshi Matthew Ansari has been training in several different martial arts styles, including judo, since 1993 and began teaching Shorinji Kempo in 2003. He served in the U.S. Army Airborne Infantry for more than 7 years, including two tours in Afghanistan.
1st Dan in Shorinji Kempo under Sensei Chester Israel
4th Dan in Shihairyoku Kempo under the founder, Sensei Chester Israel
2nd Dan in Shotokan Karate under Sensei Mark Zachary
1st Dan in Okinawan Kempo
2nd Dan in Shur-Te Bu-jutsu-Kai under Shihan Troy Price
Basic instructor in Progressive Arnis under Guro Chad Bailey