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Last Name: Baker
City: Bakersfield
State: CA
Country: USA
School: Bakersfield Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

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1. Submitted by JAMES MORALE on Monday December 19, 2011 2:11 AM
To me, Matt Baker is more than an instructor; he is the friend or brother from the past life who will help you be a better person in this life. He treats every student with the same respect, no matter the belt color, age, or background. Every student is equal to him. He put a great value in helping every student succeed in the sport of Jiu-jitsu. As Wolfgang von Goethe said, “Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming."

2. Submitted by CJ Yatco on Monday December 19, 2011 3:31 AM
I can say an innumerable amount about this man, but I'll hold my tongue because you really have to become a part of this BBJJ family to understand how great of an instructor, father and person Matt is. Tell me I'm biased but once you join this team, you'll realize I no way bluffing. He is an intellectual on the matt and this is a fact! 5 out of 5 stars for the man, Matt Baker.

3. Submitted by CJ Yatco on Monday December 19, 2011 3:33 AM
*realize I'm no way bluffing *intellectual on the mat

4. Submitted by Thomas "The Train" Woods on Friday December 23, 2011 12:00 PM
For a Jiu-Jitsu instructor he has a proven approach as the pedegree under him win gold medals!! When I ask I recieve, when I write goals down he helps me achieve them, when I don't know what I need to add in my game he does. For friend, spiritual advisor, or hard ass I look up to him. He takes Jiu-Jitsu further than the Mat. The other night he met me at Starbucks and help save my life!! Matt I love you bro and without men like you in my life my cup would be empty, but it overflows everyday I get out of the way...Thanks!

5. Submitted by Jesse O. on Thursday September 13, 2012 3:34 PM
I was in Bakersfield visiting my family. I looked up Matt Baker's School and couldn't be happier with what I found there. Everyone was so chill and willing to help each other. I know that everyone feels like their gym has the coolest and the nicest instructors and members but it was different here. I felt like I would want to hang out with all of these guys outside of the gym as well. Another cool thing about the gym is that there is solid leadership. One of Matt's higher ranked students would be teaching a technique while Matt would walk around the mats and roll with his students. So many students were able to roll and learn with their teacher which I felt really increased the learning curve. After the roll Matt would talk to the student and talk about pros and concepts to work on. Not only that, Matt is a world class competitor and is so knowledgeable and has first hand experience. It was so cool to see this Jiu-Jitsu family at work. I really look forward to my next visit to California to visit Matt's Gym.

6. Submitted by Mike on Friday August 9, 2013 2:04 AM
Matt's classes are unique, technical, and he has a great way of motivating students. He's humble and passes that on. Everyone there is more than willing to help and are quite helpful even during a roll. Due to frequent traveling I've been luck enough to see many schools. Matt's students should feel lucky to have such a great instructor with such an awesome approach not only to the physical aspect of the game, but to the mental as well.

7. Submitted by Mykal Domenic on Friday August 9, 2013 11:45 AM
Matt Baker is a very special coach. Beginning BJJ I tried 5 others schools before making the decision to train with Bakersfield Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I chose Matt because not only is he teaching BJJ but he teaches in a way that BJJ transitions into your lifestyle. I chose Matt Baker because I wanted the peace I could see within him. I am humble and beyond joyful God has given me such a great coach and great teammates. -Mykal

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