Matt Almborg is an alumni Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor of the Calvert MMA Academy – Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Maryland Training Academy. Along with Toney Waldecker and Jim Thrift; Matt Almborg was an original Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor of the Calvert MMA Academy when it first opened in the fall of 2007. Matt Almborg began studying Gracie Jiu Jitsu in early 2000 and was promoted to a brown belt in spring of 2009. In addition to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Matt also has a strong Judo and Wrestling background. Matt Almborg currently co-owns Gracie Combat Jiu-Jitsu Academy, located in Ashburn, VA with Relson Gracie Black Belt Dave Patton. Matt Almborg was the Team Captain of the “Fight Works Competition Team” at Relson Gracie’s Academy out of the Fight Works Jiu-Jitsu Academy before it moved from Sterling, VA to Greenville, SC in 2013. Matt is an avid competitor and has consistently done well in competitions in many grappling arenas. Matt routinely competes in Gi and No-Gi tournaments along with Judo competitions in an effort to keep his skills sharp. Some of Matt’s accomplishments include winning 3 divisions at the Copa Nova. Matt won the Advanced No-Gi, Advanced Masters No-Gi, and the purple belt Gi division. Matt won all but one of those matches by submission. As a blue belt Matt won the Gi division of the Gracie Worlds. As a white belt Matt placed second in the 50 man white belt absolute tournament, which was one of the first Absolute Gi divisions held by Grapplers Quest.