Matt D’Aquino Age, Weight, Record, Net Worth, & More!
Who Is Matt D’Aquino?
Matt D’Aquino is an Australian judoka who is a fourth degree Judo black belt as well as a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Felipe Grez. Matt is a two-time Australian Judo champion, multiple time Oceanian champion for his division, and a former member of Marist Judo club. His personal coach, Tom Hill, competed in the Olympics and won a gold medal at the 2002 Commonwealth Games. Matt has also represented Australia in the Olympics. Matt was an Oceania Champion at U60kg in 2007, 2008, and 2011. He won bronze at the World Cup in Apia in 2009, and he competed at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
How Old Is Matt D’Aquino?
Born on June 26, 1985, Matt D’Aquino is 36 years old.
Matt D’Aquino’s Family
Currently, there is no information available on the family of Matt D’Aquino.
How Much Is Matt D’Aquino Worth?Mastering The Judo Shoulder Post by Matt D'Aquino
Matt D’Aquino’s estimated net worth is approximately $1.5 Million.
How Tall Is Matt D’Aquino?
Matt D’Aquino stands at 5 feet and 4.5 inches tall.
How Much Does Matt D’Aquino Weigh?
Matt D’Aquino weighs approximately 137 pounds.
More About Matt D’Aquino’s Career
Matt D’Aquino competed in the extra lightweight division at 60kg while representing Australia during the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. He received a bye for his second preliminary sound match, and was then defeated by Lavrentios Alexanidis from Greece after scoring at ippon with an obi otoshi at 90 seconds.
Since his run at the Olympics, Matt has gone on to become the first and only Australian male to win the Pac Rim Championships in its 40 year history. He placed 17th at the World Championships in both 2009 and 2010. He also placed 7th in the Miami and El Salvador World Cup, as well as 7th place in the US open.
Matt did not qualify for the 2012 London Olympics and then chose to retire from international Judo competition. However, he still competes at the national level in both Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Judo. Additionally, he is the author of two best selling books on Amazon. Books “Hard Fought Lessons by an Olympic Judoka” and “Effective goal setting so you can win in life” and two of his best selling books among numerous other books that he has written.
Matt opened a Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu dojo in 2015 called Beyond Grappling Club. After just a few years in operation, in 2019 the club was ranked the second largest Judo club in Australia by Judo Australia. Matt also has a YouTube channel called “Beyond Grappling”, which was recognized as one of the top 12 YouTube Channels in the world by the INternational Judo Federation in 2020. His channel contains content of specific Judo abilities that are taught in a way where everyone can learn something from them. Unfortunately in March 2020 his academy was shut down for 6 months due to COVID-19, however in that time Matt was able to write three more books, titled My First Judo Competition, My First Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Competition, and History of Judo for Kids. Each of these books are available in several different languages.
Matt has a degree in Primary Education and has used this knowledge to help thousands of Judo practitioners around the world through his online resources including instructional videos, ebooks, and more. Matt created the world's first online Judo database called the University of Judo, which contains over 900 Judo videos. The University of Judo is specifically designed to help improve Judoka of all ages and ability levels. Additionally, he is also the founder of Love Judo Magazine and Beyondgrappling.com.
Specifically in the past 2 years Matt has increased his abilities as a coach by taking on the role of the Oceania Education Director. In this role Matt oversees the development of Judo throughout the Oceania region and helps developing nations increase their Judo knowledge and skills.
A list of Matt D’Aquino’s certifications are:
- 3rd Degree Black belt
- Multiple Time national Judo Champion
- Multiple Time Oceania Judo Champion
- 2008 Olympian
- International Judo competitor for over 11 years
- Degree in Primary Education
- BJJ Purple Belt
- 2009 No-gi Submission s grappling champion (purple belt)
- 2009 Royler Gracie Cup gold medallist
To summarize, Matt D’Aquino has been studying JUdo for over 20 years and has represented Australia at eight Continental Championships, four World Championships, and has competed in the Olympics.
Matt D’Aquino’s Record
An official record for Matt D’Aquino is not available at this time.
Matt D’Aquino Injuries
Currently, there are no documented injuries for Matt D’Aquino.
Is Matt D’Aquino Retired?
Although Matt D’Aquino has retired from international competition, he is still very much active as a national competitor as well as an instructor at his own academy and to thousands of others virtually.
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