He has been studying Japanese Swordsmanship under Headmaster Obata for many years and holds high ranks in Shinkendo and Toyama Ryu styles of swordsmanship.
Obata Kaiso often refers to Matthew’s technique as being very honest and pure, because Matthew practices only Shinkendo, and no other martial art. Thus, he has no bad habits to ‘unlearn’ and no other influences to taint his training. It is this pure and uncompromised training that he presents to his students at Mashuu Dojo.
Sensei Ben Maloney assists Matthew Lynch Sensei in teaching Shinkendo Classes.
A long time student of Matthew Sensei, he agreed to study Aikibujutsu at the source in Little Tokyo.
He was granted teaching license by Master Obata Toshishiro directly.