Meet Our Staff

2117 Grier Avenue, Linden, NJ, United States   |  +1.908.486.4227  |  masterlmatias@gmail.com

                At Dragonfit Martial Arts Academy we are patient and work  with each student to help them attain their own personal best. We teach effective self-defense skills and give you a personal development goal. Our instructors hold Kukkiwon certification, the internationally recognized World Taekwondo Headquarters.

     Master Matias has recovered from two brain surgeries, due to brain aneurysms when she was in her early twenties. She was expected to recover about 60 percent of her movements, speech and vision but after one and half years of hard martial arts training, she has regained her health. After completing her two college degrees, she decided to dedicate her life to the martial arts. She has competed in numerous championships, earning 1st place in sparring at the 1997 Sun Baen Cup Championship, 1st place sparring at the 1997 and 1998 NJ State USTU Championship and 1st place sparring at 2001 WMAA Championship among other local tournaments. She holds a 5th degree in Tae Kwon Do.

     Master Martinez is an expert in Muay Thai, holds a 4th degree in Tae Kwon Do. He brings variety into the martial arts classes.  He has trained since a very early age and continues to stay active in the martial arts.  He has also competed in championships with a very positive outcome achieving 1st place in sparring at New Jersey Taekwondo Championship.     Instructor E. Matias holds a 2nd degree in Taekwondo and is a registered Occupational Therapist. The academy also has several dedicated assistant instructors and junior leaders who take classes on a regular basis and assist classes.