Mr. Lucas is a master in 7 martial arts systems, a certified Ashtanga yoga and martial arts instructor, personal trainer, speaker plus an integrative wellness and personal development coach. Matt has trained numerous martial arts champions, professional athletes, executives and kids. Matt began his martial arts career from the moment he could walk. Matt's first mentor, his father, was a highly trained war hero with Naval special forces in the Korean War and Vietnam wars. Matt became the National Champion of The World Tae Kwon Do Federation in 1990 and became a master and teacher in Toas Nabard Kung Fu, a rare Persian combat system in 1997. Matt has continued to expand his mastery of many martial arts styles including Systema, Bagua, Ju Jitsu, Aikido, Muay Thai, Shotokan, Wing Chung and Filipino Kali. As Matt grew in age and wisdom, he learned many ancient healing systems and spiritual philosophies including Tui Na, Qi Gong, Thai massage, Ashtanga Yoga, postural and bone alignment, balancing, strength and flexibility training and energy healing. He used this ancient wisdom as a foundation to create an integrated wellness system to heal his own childhood health problems, which included bow legs, swayback, scoliosis, severe joint pain and vertigo.

Matt has combined his long experience to create a unique holistic, ethical and integrated system of optimal wellness and living called "YAMAS" (Yoga and Martial Arts System). YAMAS provides practitioners with optimal health, wellness, vitality and consciousness, as well as the ability to face their challenges and powerfully perform under difficult and stressful conditions.

Matt has worked extensively with corporate executives, coaches, adults and children as a personal trainer and mentor. Using YAMAS and somatic metaphor as both a wellness system and wisdom-based life practice, Matt has delivered remarkable results to his clients, including the following:

  • Optimal health and wellness

  • Abundant vitality

  • Increased ability and ease achieving goals

  • Reduction of stressIncreased strength, flexibility and stamina

  • Helping to heal and prevent diseases and disorders including heart disease, diabetes, obesity, depression and ADHD

  • Greater clarity, calmness, focus and awareness

  • Ability to powerfully and calmly handle life's challenges.

Matt is taking his lifetime of practice and study to working with AWE in providing a unique wellness and consciousness system for AWE called YAMAWE which is the integration of YAMAS applied to living a life of abundance, wellness & enlightenment.