“The way you train is the way you fight!”
With 30 years in the martial arts, Scott was first inspired by the movies of Bruce Lee. In 1986 he started his training in Shukokai Karate and Okinawan Kobudo, but was also fortunate to cross train at Shito and WadoRyu dojos. This training led him to become a National Karate Champion in 1990 and planted the seed of eclectic martial arts. Receiving a Black Belt in Tumasek Karate Do, he trained in Goshin Jujitsu and then Aikido and began to study Bruce Lee’s books and theories on Jeet Kune Do. With JKD principles and the arrival of MMA, Scott put aside the Japanese arts in favor of Thai boxing and freestyle wrestling.
“Establish a pattern to break a pattern.”
In 2001 he took over an abandoned kids karate class and started training in JKD Concepts. Over the next decade Scott train in Kung Fu, Kali, Silat, Savate and even the Scottish Highland Broadsword, and would refine his teaching practices to concentrate on adult students. Awarded Full Instructor in 2012 he is now a student of Floro Fighting Systems and BJJ.
Working as a School Learning Support Officer for the Department of Education, Scott has introduced JKD Concepts drills to students with special needs. He has created a boys program that utilises martial arts culture to engage students in school, and runs martial arts sessions for Physical Education.