Arguably, the single most important influence in determining the potential greatness of a Jiu Jitsu fighter is their instructor. The right coach can make or break an athlete. A good one will elevate an athlete beyond what they ever thought imaginable. The wrong one can cause a person to leave the sport forever. So what attributes does the perfect coach possess? What distinguishes our coach at Rockstar Martial Arts North Frisco from all of the other coaches as a superior instructor and leader worthy of the highest praise and accolades our sport can give a professor? There doesn’t seem to be one trait above all others that makes or breaks a coach, but rather a culmination of many characteristics that lends itself to building the perfect instructor like our own coach at Rockstar Martial Arts North Frisco, Coach Matheus! 


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a sport that requires the teaching of technique, theory and knowledge. Having a coach who can convey knowledge is crucial for an athlete’s success. A coach who cannot communicate effectively to an entire class, with varying levels of skill, and even languages will only be effective to a select few. Not every Jiu Jitsu athlete who is successful can become an effective coach. Some of the greatest competitors are completely helpless and ineffective as instructors. Alternately, some of the greatest coaches may be lackluster fighters in their own right. The judge of an instructor should be their student’s progress and results. A coach who can produce a large number of high caliber fighters is more valuable than the world champion coach who may win the big tournaments, but is the only one in the gym bringing home any medals.


There are special characteristics that our coach Rockstar Martial Arts North Frisco possesses that makes him more effective than others in the art of teaching and instruction. A good coach has the ability to communicate well as well as motivate. Coach Matheus at Rockstar Martial Arts North Frisco is a coach who can inspire yet instill fear. He is the kind of person that you would follow into places that you wouldn’t go yourself. He is approachable with questions and concerns, yet respected enough that students and parents don’t second guess all of his decisions. Coach Matheus is willing to listen to the concerns and suggestions of his athletes. Not having an ego allows him to analyze training methods and implement suggestions that will be for the betterment of their students and academy. Not all athletes are the same so variations in training methods need to be well thought out and applied to account for differences in each individual fighter. Coach Matheus plans a well thought out, and systematic training regimen that addresses the short, middle and long range goals of the athlete, which is instrumental in their development as fighters.


Coach Matheus at Rockstar Martial Arts North Frisco is committed to the long term development of an athlete. Our coach is educated in the sport of jiu jitsu and can show creativity and an ability to adapt to the unpredictable. He can often create original drills and variations on positions with an eye for detail and yet remain strongly rooted in the fundamental principles of the sport. Coach Matheus knows more than just the techniques that he is comfortable with, he can teach moves and positions to our students that may be more appropriate to a different body type with the same passion and in depth detail as his own favorite positions.


The ability and desire of our coach to stay on the cutting edge of jiu jitsu knowledge is an absolute must. Due to the nature of BJJ constantly evolving, Coach Matheus keeps up to date to learn new techniques and training methods to be able to pass this knowledge along to his students. The desire to learn and love for the sport is a must for any good instructor. Reading, writing about and analyzing the latest positions and techniques keeps him relevant and knowledgeable in all areas of the sport. His passion shows and influences his teaching, training and eventually his students.


As they most certainly need disciplined athletes that are dedicated to their craft, so too must the coach be disciplined in their own life. A coach cannot take days off because they are tired or in a bad mood. They must be held to a higher moral standard as they have put themselves in a position to be looked up to and respected by many others. Coach Matheus sets the bar and his students are expected to follow. He leads by setting an example of having high character and expects the same of his students. Coach Matheus is positive and yet honest, encouraging yet realistic. He will not tell every students that they will become a world champion, but will encourage them to train as if they are one.


Coach Matheus is someone that students and parents can trust. When students have the perfect coach, they will be inspired and proud to tell the world who they train under. Students will want to fight for them and share their victories with them, as well as their defeats. They will lean against their coach in times of difficulty, and looked to be hoisted up by them in times of triumph. It is difficult to find any single person who fits so many of the criteria that makes a perfect coach, but you can find one at Rockstar Martial Arts North Frisco!  

Come and see why Coach Matheus at Rockstar Martial Arts North Frisco is the PERFECT COACH!

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