Sensei Matthew Lozinsky
At 14, Matthew began training at Rising Phoenix under the stewardship of sixth degree black belt Sensei Tom Gillis. Despite difficult days at the gym, Matthew learned all he could under Sensei Tomʼs tutelage. What kept Matthew coming back to Rising Phoenix was the brotherhood, friendship, commitment and composure. Martial arts taught him an incredible amount about himself. To manipulate your body to push even harder when you feel you have nothing left to give. To remain aware and observant in times of danger. To push out of your comfort zone. After multiple years of training and commitment to Rising Phoenix, along with his education in Martial Arts, Sensei Tom Gillis has passed the torch to Sensei Matthew Lozinsky to continue the legacy he started. It is Matthewʼs hope that he can help introduce more of the world to the joys and wonder of Martial Arts.
Sensei Matthew Lozinsky is the lead trainer at Rising Phoenix Martial Arts. He is a third degree black belt (Sandan) in Bujinkan Budō Taijutsu. He is also a first degree black belt (Shodan) in Filipino Combatives. Matthew began training martial arts at the age of six, his journey began with Karate. Growing up he spent hundreds of hours each year, in an effort to learn a variety of martial arts. Some of these include: JKD, Kung Fu, Arnis, MMA. This pursuit of furthering his education in martial arts has led him to train across the globe. Martial arts has taken him to New York, Los Angeles, Japan, Mexico, and more to teach and to be trained by some of the worlds most highly esteemed Senseis. For Matt martial arts is much more than just a passion or hobby, it is a lifestyle.