Matthew Waters was inducted into the US Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2014. He currently holds an honorary 8th degree black belt in Kenpo/JiuJitSu as well as holding black belts in Kajukenbo as well as Tang Soo Do.
Starting his studies around 1976 at about the age of three years old with his father James Waters as his first martial arts teacher. He has trained in multiple styles such as Tang Soo Do, Jiujitsu, Arjukenpo Karate, Krav Maga, KAPAP, Kajukenbo, Muay Thai, Kick boxing, Boxing, mixed styles of Kung Fu, Filipino Fighting Arts, Qi Gong, and Brazilian Jiujitsu.
He currently has a full schedule of private training.