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Matt Mullins
Born November 10, 1980 (1980-11-10) (age 29)
Naperville, Illinois
Occupation Martial artist, actor

Matt Mullins is a 5-time martial arts world champion. Born 10 November 1980, Euclid, Ohio, USA. At the age of 16 in 1997 he had won his first WKA title in Dublin, Ireland, this would be his first of 5 championships in the next 3 years in his career. He is also an actor. He was featured in the Discovery Channel mini series Extreme Martial Arts alongside Mike Chat. As of 2006, Matt Mullins holds a 3rd degree Black belt in the style Shōrei-ryū and studies under martial arts instructor John Sharkey at Sharkey's Karate Studio in Naperville, Illinois. While an underbelt, he met Mike Chaturantabut and together they created a martial arts style which later became known as Extreme Martial Arts (XMA). Their style's growing popularity prompted the Discovery Channel to produce a documentary called XMA: Extreme Martial Arts. In this documentary, the producers covered the XMA style with modern technology such as motion-capture technology and 3-D imaging to show how a martial artist can use his body. As a side story, they focused on Matt Mullins' attempt to come back to the competition world of sport karate.

Matt also holds seminars and martial arts camps. The most predominant ones are the Winter and Summer Camps at Sharkey's Karate in Illinois. He also teaches an extreme martial arts class in California.

Matt Mullins is also the leader of Sideswipe, a martial arts based performance team which travel the country performing with their combination of martial arts moves, aerodynamics, and gymnastics. Sideswipe has appeared on such shows as The Jerry Lewis Telethon, The Wayne Brady Show, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show, as well as sporting events, live action shows and karate tournaments.

Matt also has pursued an acting career. He has appeared in national commercials for Motorola, America Online, Applebee's, Nike, Hanes and Pepsi as well as a lead actor in several films including Kung Fu Love Triangle, Bloodfist 2050, and The Adventures of Johnny Tao. Currently he is portraying the character Len/Kamen Rider Wing Knight on the in production TV show Kamen Rider Dragon Knight and Blood and Bone.

Recently, he was a reporter for LX TV 1st Look television program introducing DJ Hapa, as well as Shinkendo martial arts.

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