Joan Holland

“I have been studying with Greg for 2 years, initially traveling from 
Arizona to attend his monthly seminars and recently having 
moved to the Bay Area.  Who am I?  I’ve been a seeker all my 
life.  I have a brown belt in Judo and have been interested in 
martial arts for 25 years.  I have a master’s degree from Columbia
University.  I work as a designer and businesswoman.  I’m 
encased in a very sensitive physical body with hyper mobility and 
pain issues.  Most significantly, I have been greatly honored and 
blessed to have been taught meditation, mysticism and self-
discovery by several fine masters and I myself have been a 
meditation teacher.  Pure motivation is paramount to me.  With 
his unique gifts, Greg could easily become entranced by fame and 
fortune, but Greg feels that he has a responsibility to not only 
provide for his family but also the rest of humanity.

What is a seminar like?  A whirlwind, to say the least.  Time flies.  
Greg is so full of new discoveries and new techniques he is fairly 
bursting with enthusiasm.  We are agog as we find ourselves, 
simply by holding a laminated piece of paper or a penny topped 
by a stick-on dot, able to withstand a push from Greg, when a 
moment before, minus the paper, a push rocked us backwards.  
As class continues, Greg tests us before and after holding such 
objects with the same result.  Or sometimes we will do a 
sequence of movements, (nothing strenuous, one of the points 
of the training is to get strong without exercising) in a specific 
sequence; trying the same movements in a slightly altered 
sequence will simply not work.  The point of all of this is not 
reliance on power objects or lucky charms, nor a rigid routine but 
to educate ourselves at a cellular level so we will no longer need 
them.  Then we are advised by Greg to give them back to the 
universe by letting them go.  The whole time, Greg is beaming, 
sharing our awe, making gentle, humorous corrections, and 
spewing a seemingly inexhaustible amount of knowledge.  His 
childlike delight and vastness of information is remarkable.   

When I was studying Judo over a decade ago, I experienced 
random magical moments when seemingly out of time and body I 
effortlessly hurled my formidable sensei, more than twice my size, 
without any idea of how this had happened.  This is akin to what 
we’re cultivating with Greg.

This is a perfect system for busy people of all ages and physical 
conditions.  It has the potential to be a shortcut to the 
endorphins of exercise and the prowess of martial arts.

I do not yet intellectually understand Greg’s Matrix Chi system 
but it doesn’t seem to matter.  My body and my spirit recognize 
and respond to it.  I leave class without the pain and fatigue I 
often arrive with, in a state of heightened awareness and well-