for Adult BJJ
Kyoshi Matthew Fremon

Title: Owner / Instructor
Current Rank:
Karate: Godan
(5th degree black belt)
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: 1st degree black belt
Teaches: Adults (Karate and BJJ), Children 5 and up.

Kyoshi Matthew began his training with the late Shuseki-Shihan William Oliver as a teenager. During his tenure he competed and won numerous tournaments in both point-fighting (sport karate) as well as knockdown karate. These competitions allowed him to travel to places such as Jamaica and Italy. After Shuseki-Shihan's passing, he was asked to continue the UWS Kenshikai branch, which he continues to this day.

Fun Facts:
  • Received his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt from Shihan Gene Dunn and Prof. Brian Glick. (Renzo Gracie jiu-jitsu black belts)
  • Before being a full time instructor, was a website programmer (built this one).
  • Once shot a commercial for MSG defending Stephon Marbury (badly)
Tolan Huseyin-Halleck

Current Rank:
Karate: 2nd Kyu (Brown Belt)
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Purple Belt
Teaches: Adult BJJ

Tolan began training at the UWS Kenshikai / BJJ as a child in kids karate. He was one of the charter members of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program and is currently the captain of it's competition team. A graduate of LaGuardia High School (as an Opera singer of all things), he is now playing D1 level soccer.
Upper West Side Kenshikai / BJJ