Aikido of Red Bank

Matt Wavro, Nidan (2nd degree black belt)

Matt Wavro
Matt began studying aikido in 2001 in Middletown under Rick Stickles Shihan and has been a dedicated student of Aikido of Red Bank under Soviero Sensei since its founding the following year. A high-energy morning person, Matt leads the Wednesday 6 a.m. class. Matt began his martial arts training in 1986, studying Korean tae kwon do under Master Ray Martin in Holmdel and achieved the rank of 1st degree black belt in 1992. He continued to train and teach karate while attending Brookdale Community College. After graduating from Rutgers University College of Engineering, Matt began practicing judo under Sylvan Goldwert in Red Bank. Matt is a lifelong Hazlet resident, and wife Dina, son Matthew, and daughter Melanie are regular members of the dojo community. He owns and operates Skyline Engineering, a third-party New York City special inspection agency.