BOOKS BY CHRIS MATAKAS
Here are some kind words from legends of Jiu Jitsu.
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I have traveled the world to train with the best teachers and coaches, but never could I guess that one of them lived in New Jersey. Chris Matakas’ way of breaking down techniques and showing them has opened my mind in a way I have never experienced before, and to watch him train and execute the same techniques in full speed is a work of art.
Former UFC champion, about the book Improve
I trained with Chris for years and was lucky enough to have him as a partner leading up to big fights against high-level grapplers. He has always been a high level grappler, but it wasn’t until recently reading his book that I really was able to see that Chris is much more than a BJJ practitioner and professor. His insight and approach into the world of competing, and the journey of a martial artist is priceless. By the end of the book I was able to apply the things Chris wrote and see an immediate change in not just my skill but my ability to enjoy the process of becoming “my best self.” This book is a must read for anyone trying to understand their personal journey of growth and what it takes to “Never Say Die.” Thank you, Chris, for sharing your thoughts and words with me and the rest of the world. Truly inspirational!”
UFC Veteran and Jiu Jitsu Legend
I have had the chance in my 20+ years of practicing and teaching Martial Arts, to be around many skilled and accomplished practitioners. Chris Matakas is among the most knowledgeable and disciplined students that I've had the privilege to teach. His lessons and writings about the moral, mental and spiritual aspect of training are nothing short of inspiring.
Former UFC Champion
I met Chris when I started training with Professor Almeida, and since then he has been an intricate part in my Jiu Jitsu preparation for my fights. His commitment to the art of BJJ is like no other.
UFC Veteran and IBJJF World Champion
Chris is one of the most technical Jiu-Jitsu players I know. This is because he has the ability to break Jiu-Jitsu down way beyond the physical aspect. I strongly recommend reading his book. It is guaranteed to help your approach and mindset to Jiu-Jitsu.”-
When you think of professionalism, knowledge, genius and humble the first name that comes to mind is Chris Matakas. The man is a pleasure to be around on and off the mats. He’s always willing to learn and spread his knowledge to whomever is willing to listen. A goal is only as good as the dedication you put towards it. Chris has not just hit his goal but surpassed it with “My Mastery”. Jiu Jitsu is not just a sport, but a way of life. I wouldn’t know a better person to spread his expertise about Jiu Jitsu and how it affects people on an everyday basis than Chris Matakas. I strongly recommend My Mastery: Learning to Live through Jiu Jitsu to everyone and anyone.