Matt Bahntge, Culver City, CA Martial Arts Coach

Matt Bahntge

Martial Arts


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Matt is a seasoned coach with an MMA record of 12-4, multiple championship tournament victories, and *thousands* of hours spent instructing everyone from beginners to pros. View all coaching experience

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Training Locations
Training Locations
  1. Culver City, CA
  2. Santa Monica, CA
  3. Los Angeles, CA

Coach is willing to travel up to 10 miles


Single Session (Intro)
In-Person Training for up to 3 athletes

Your first full hour of professional fight training customized to *you* with Coach Matt, the owner of FightFit Personal Trainers. We train in-home or a nearby park, flexible schedule.

Session Length: 1 hour

$99 1 session + applicable fees

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Standard Package
In-Person Training for up to 3 athletes

Three sessions of professional fight training customized to *you* with Coach Matt, the owner of FightFit Personal Trainers. We train in-home or a nearby park, flexible schedule.

Session Length: 1 hour

$330 3 sessions ($110/ea) + applicable fees

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Pro Package
In-Person Training for up to 3 athletes

Five sessions of professional fight training customized to *you* with Coach Matt, the owner of FightFit Personal Trainers. We train in-home or a nearby park, flexible schedule.

Session Length: 1 hour

$500 5 sessions ($100/ea) + applicable fees

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  • University of California--Los Angeles (CA)

  • 20 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Muay Thai, MMA

  • Strikes, Jabs


  • University of California--Los Angeles (CA)

  • 20 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Muay Thai, MMA

  • Strikes, Jabs

More About Coach Matt

Hi, my name is Matt. I first found wrestling in my search for competitive combat sports in 2000 at 14 years old. Unsatisfied with wrestling and intrigued by the up and coming sport of MMA, I migrated disciplines and began training in Muay Thai, Boxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Ohio at the age of 17. A passion for competitive MMA grew into a move to Los Angeles to pursue the sport as a career.

Outside of my professional athletic experiences, I have taught everyone from professional fighters to law enforcement at gyms such as Werdum Combat Team, PKG, and Hollywood BJJ. I train individuals on a personal one on one basis, as well as in pairs and larger group settings. I currently train in Los Angeles and am a mobile trainer. I work with all age groups, but primarily teens and adults of all ages. Using this experience in and out of the ring, I've built a system that makes it easy for anyone to train like the professionals do.

Since arriving in Los Angeles in 2004, I've garnered a total of 10 wins and 4 losses in amateur and professional MMA competition while earning my BA in Psychology from UCLA.

We'll be covering muay thai, kickboxing and boxing. Technique work, pad holding, partner drills, combination throwing and eventually sparring (yes, you will really learn how to fight!) are what a client will be focused on.

In addition to the striking-focused drills, we will use fun and functional equipment to round out a clients conditioning: ropes, ladders, medicine balls, bands and body weight. A client just need to show up with themselves and water.

This full hour will be just the first step to training with me and my program, FightFit Personal Trainers. I head up our team of competing fighters and professional coaches bringing the best quality training to clients throughout Los Angeles.

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Client Reviews

They're awesome. I've worked with 3 of their trainers and they are all really knowledgable and friendly. They make custom workouts each time and I've got to learn a lot of specific punches, kicks, and dodges. 10/10 would recommend
FightFit is incredible. Every trainer is at the top of their game and they provide excellent instruction. They work with your schedule to make sure you get your sessions in to keep you in great shape. It's so convenient to have the trainers come to your home so that you can keep up your training without having to leave the house. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who is looking to learn MMA and get into the best shape of their life.
I've been training with Shaun and Matt for a few months now and am totally hooked! When I showed up for my first session I was expecting something similar to the cardio kickboxing I've done in the past. But this is so much more. They teach you proper form, technique and strategy in a way that you can understand, and explain the rationale for each move. If you get frustrated or confused by something, they break it down for you or approach it in a different way. I always find myself surprised by how fast the hour goes by. The sessions are challenging, fun and meditative. I tell my friends it's like a great workout and therapy in one. For me, the idea of kickboxing with an actual human was pretty intimidating, but they will make you feel comfortable. The instructors are incredible, elite fighters but are also the most kind and humble guys who love what they do and know how to teach. Each week I feel a little more kickass and empowered. Thank you FightFit!
I had a blast with these guys! I trained with Matt and Shaun and I enjoyed every session with them. Matt welcomed me with open arms and Shaun was always knowledgeable, patient and so encouraging. It can be intimidating starting something new and I always felt safe and empowered. I have a tricky schedule and they really worked with me in terms of time and location. I would HIGHLY recommend these guys to anyone wanting to give this a try!
Couldn't be happier with the training. My friend and I have been training now for 2 months and it's everything I was hoping for. Matt was awesome and user friendly getting us started. Explained everything. Helped us pick the right gear. He paired us with Aymen who is a fantastic trainer and an even better person. I recommend this team to anyone looking to work out hard, learn technique, and have fun doing it. We have been doing it twice a week and can already see the improvement. Really happy to have found them and have them in my life.
I originally reached out to Fight fit for s corporate team building event and ended up using them for personal training as well. They are the real deal, teaching all sorts of kickboxing techniques. they are prompt, organized, motivational. I continue to work with them and would highly recommend them!
Matt and Lorenzo ( the whole company ) are truly the coolest , most professional, caring , understanding and super supportive coach to my 13 year old son. They encourage and push him to do his best during his kickboxing instruction and he's getting stronger and more confident every week . They set goals for him every week and they don't just go through the motions of his training, they really push you to do your best . They're high energy and have a positive outlook . I highly recommend FightFit and all their coaches, they're awesome!
My wife bought me one session in hopes that I'd continue long-term, however I was highly dubious since my past experiences with trainers weren't great. But I was highly impressed with Matt and FightFit right away, and I ended up going on to sign up for sessions weekly. At the first session, Matt assessed my skill set, my goals and what I wanted out of a trainer, then he matched me with a surprisingly perfect fit. Aymen is a consummate pro, with a tremendous amount of technical knowledge and experience (like tens of thousands of hours!!). He's also just a cool, chill dude who's pleasant to work with, which is important. The training itself is a phenomenal workout. I've already lost weight just doing it weekly. It isn't monotonous, either. He always switches things up, making it challenging and enjoyable. And he doesn't have a set structure or agenda, so he's super responsive to what I want each time, like if one week I really want to work on defense. All in all, Matt and his team are clearly very passionate about what they do AND serious about providing the best service. I recommend them wholeheartedly.
My sessions were both with Matt and they were both excellent! He's personable and immensely knowledgeable. I felt at ease and supported through both sessions. For anyone that is seeking fight training as means of fitness or to improve one's skills in the sport of mixed martial arts, FightFit Personal Trainers are an A+ choice.
Excellent experience and workout. Matt and Aymen are friendly, flexible and very knowledgeable. They will push you as hard as you can go and you will definitely learn fast and get in shape faster. Can't recommend enough!
Matt and Lorenzo are absolutely amazing! They text me to check up on my recovery after our sessions and always motivating me to get it done! My schedule is pretty hectic so it's nice they come to my house for training and make it super convenient. Can't recommend them enough :)
I'm four weeks in with Matt and Alex and Fightfit and cannot say enough about them. The training and teaching is seamless, one stacking on the other. They are patient but encouraging, always seeking to have me do my best, and be my best. They have tailored the sessions to fit my goals and I can see the steady progression under their guidance. I highly recommend them!
I had never boxed, fought, or anything but was sick of just doing cardio. I was looking for an at-home boxing/fighting trainer, to change up my regime and I stumbled on FightFit. I was intrigued and kind of skeptical of their 5-star rating, but gave Matt a call to try it out. Let's just say that the 5-star rating is 100% earned and deserved. Matt came over and "tested" me, which was also arguably one of the best workouts I've done in a while. Even before he matched me with anyone, I purchased the most classes I could. I knew after that first session that this was a great work-out and they were professional, and not only trained me but took the time to teach fighting the right way.
Do yourself a favor and book a session with Matt so you can see what all the fuss is about.
Matt's is very nice. I always thought kickboxing trainers would be rough and mean and not approachable but Matt's a wonderful trainer to work with!
If you want personalized attention that cuts NO CORNERS when it comes to self-defense, here it is! I cannot recommend Matt enough!
I got a full body workout and learned *safe* technique on day one. Matt made a beginner like me feel confident and strong in my limited abilities. Very knowledgeable and super qualified. I highly recommend!
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