Matthew Reynolds was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is a life long skateboarder and educator. He received a B.A in liberal arts with an emphasis in child education at Point Lloma College in California. He has many years of work experience with children as a former substitute teacher, youth leader for the A plus program and City and County Lifeguard for Honolulu.
10 years ago, he founded Local 808 Entertainment which provided skateboard events and entertainment to Koko Marina shopping center and the Aloha Stadium from 2009-2011. It was at that time when SkateCare Hawaii began at the Hickam skate hangar providing skateboard camps and programs for the youth on base. It is still going strong to this day.
He is also the representative for A-skate Hawaii (Autism) non profit that allow children with autism to be a part of our social world thru skateboarding. Also for the last 6 years he has created Proper rideshop in Honolulu, Hawaii with his wife and partner. It is Hawaiis only indoor skatepark with 4,000 sqft. of skateboarding obstacles providing a positive outlet for children to practice with high level certified trained coaching. Coach Matt has a true passion and a special connection with teaching children how to skateboard always making it fun, positive and safe. Not to mention he has incredible MC skills.
His teaching techniques have been proven and very successful. Over the last 10 years countless people have been trained under him or his staff with the majority of them being children ranging from 5 to 14. Many of his athletes have gone on to do competitions, sponsored by different brands, film and even into the pro ranks including his son, Heimana Reynolds.
He is a professional skateboard trainer skilled at leading individuals and teams of all ages through workouts and skill development training. Communicates effectively with parents and students. Highly skilled at youth development, supervising instructors and involving parents in their children's athletic development and programming.
"The skateboard is a unique learning tool. The act of skateboarding is a great way to observe your child grow socially, physically and psychologically while bonding/guiding them along the way. It keeps people active, builds self esteem and stronger communities.If done proper with the right equipment and instruction it is relatively safe. It is also fairly inexpensive if compared to other sports,(especially team sports) and the commitment involved. If skateboarding equipment is used properly and cared for it will last a long time. It can be practiced all year round as an individual sport or with others at any time. You can also travel on most airlines with your skateboard and there are skate parks all over the world now. Over the past decade government and communities have realized that the positive aspects of skateboarding outweigh the negative stigmas. They are currently accepting and supporting its growth. It has just recently been accepted as an Olympic sport along with its cross over relative surfing. It is also sustainable for the environment and all ages and walks of life participate in skateboarding. Its a lifestyle, culture and physical activity producing unique, creative, empowered individuals. Success is not achieved without failure, it builds a stronger mind and body” - Coach Matt
Providing skateboard camps and programs for the youth.
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