Here is what people have to say about Matt’s abilities to teach Taijiquan, martial arts, or healing methods:
Tyson DeWees– Full contact fighter, Personal trainer- ” As a massage therapist myself I am highly critical of most massage. Matt Stampe was not only able to give me a good massage and help with a nagging IT Band issue, but his knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology is very strong. He can explain the strokes and why he is doing them(I know I asked). His hands are experienced and he knows what an athlete and fighter needs to stay healthy and at the top his game. I would recommend Matt Stampe to anyone looking for a good and thorough therapeutic massage.” -Ty(Tyson) DeWees
Mark “Diamond Heart” DeLuca– Pro Muay thai fighter (20 pro fights). Testimonial: “I recently had a 90 minute Thai massage to help prepare my body before my last professional Muay Thai fight and was extremely happy with the result! The combination of stretching and pressure left me feeling relaxed, yet energized. The experience was outstanding and I hope to do it again soon!”-Mark Deluca.
Ron King III for Ron Jr. Matt is a highly professional and well versed in working on combat athletes. My son recently had a session with Matt before he left for the World Championships in Italy. Matt is extremely professional and well versed in the needs of combat athletes. We will definitely be utilizing Matt services before each one of Ron’s fights.
Derek Sierra– professional Boxer, Crossfit coach (1-4-3)”Matt has worked wonders on me. After training, his massages have helped my recovery.”-Derek Sierra.
Sifu Rob Zaremba– “I trust Matt and feel confident he knows what he’s doing. He has an extensive knowledge of various healing modalities and with over 20 years experience as an internal Martial Artist and Therapist, Matt has developed the sensitivity and awareness to provide expert care to his clients.” -Rob Zaremba, Chinese Martial Arts Teacher
Jeff Ruth-“Matt Stampe is a highly qualified and very professional massage therapists. He has treated me and the amateur and professional athletes I train. I highly recommend him for all your therapeutic needs.” Jeff Ruth- owner and professional MMA fighter (9-0)
Toni Prada– ICMA instructor #internalpugilismthailand Bangkok Thailand: “I would highly recommend any serious martial artist to visit matt. The principles he teaches can be integrated into any style. Matt has clearly spent many years developing his skill, he is able to demonstrate the method leaving no doubt about its efficacy. Most importantly he is able to deconstruct and convey the principles and method with great clarity.”
Neal DeGregorio- Chen Taijiquan instructor. “There are many things that one can pursue with their own personal time. Some require a lifetime of learning, training and teaching to achieve skill. Taijiquan (Tai Chi), is one such pursuit. I have known Matt Stampe for more than a decade. I find him to be an honorable person. He has trained extensively in Yang style taijiquan, as well as other martial arts for more than 30 years, under well respected teachers. There are many people that teach taijiquan, but few are able to teach it in a way that others can understand and as a result, achieve skill and benefit from the practice. Matt is that rare teacher. In order to have an even deeper understanding, Matt has pursued Traditional Chinese Medicine. Such knowledge informs his understanding of taijiquan beyond what most teachers could offer. I have had many long discussions about taijiquan with Matt, and am glad to count him amongst my friends. He is truly a rare person.”
Danny Emerick: Veteran Taiji instructor. “Matt Stampe is not only a dedicated and experienced martial artist, but he is a knowledgeable and compassionate healer as well!
Over many years now, I’ve had the chance to correspond with Matt on a variety of martial topics, and found him to be as enthusiastic about the theories and history of these arts as anyone I’ve met in my own almost 50 years of study and practice! This showed me Matt’s sincere interest and deep and abiding love for traditional martial culture.
Indeed, Matt has, not just years, but decades of serious training in T’ai-chi Ch’uan! Focusing on the traditional Yang style as taught by the Yang and Fu families, Matt also has done extensive research in the Cheng Man-ch’ing 37 posture form, and Ch’en style as well. In addition, he broadened his martial abilities by studying Muay Thai Boxing in Thailand, and in learning the theories and techniques of the two other Internal Arts, Pa-kua and Hsing-i. He is more than qualified to guide and teach others these arts!
As a healer, I can’t say enough about Matt…
Last year, my wife was battling cancer. As many might know, there can be debilitating side effects from the chemo and radiation treatments, and she was suffering from them all. Though I now live in Thailand, Matt found out about this through social media and reached out to me and suggested a few Chinese herbal formulas that he said would help. My wife readily agreed to try them, and after taking just the first dose, the side effects disappeared! She continued taking these formulas for the duration of her treatments, and never again suffered any of the side effects! I am, and always will be, indebted to Matt for this, but he didn’t just stop there! Matt and his family came to Thailand not long ago to visit his wife’s relatives in Bangkok. And he, with his family, made a special trip to my home in Chiang Mai to check on my wife and see how she was doing. She mentioned she was having some pains in her shoulders (not related to the cancer treatments) and he immediately treated her with acupuncture. Needless to say, Matt’s knowledge and skill as a LAc proved 100% effective in relieving her pain! I cannot imagine having a more caring or compassionate physician than Matt!
So if anyone is seeking a teacher of the traditional fighting arts, or a healer with proven skills, you can find them both, the martial and the medical, in my friend, Matt Stampe!”