About Scott Shephard

Who is Scott Shephard?
Scott Shephard has been seriously studying martial arts more than twenty-five years. His entire focus has been to absorb practical self-defense methods and concepts. Over the years, Shephard has been exposed to many quality systems and studied six martial art methods originating from four countries. He has gained expertise in close quarter practical weaponry such as sticks, knives and handguns.
Scott has experience in executive protection and has written many self defense related articles. He has over twenty years teaching experience in Self Defense Personal Training, Workshops and Group Classes. Scott is a master instructor, who truly learned from the best. In 2004, Scott Shephard was inducted into the Universal Martial Arts Hall of Fame.
Scott began teaching in 1989 and has been an Instructor in three martial arts systems. Among his private students have been dozens of police officers from multiple agencies including a military policeman bound for Iraq. Most of these officers trained with him at least two years. One of his personal students was a Sergeant and defensive tactics instructor for the Arizona Department of Public Safety, another is a female prison corrections officer and one of his professional students is a media liaison for the Phoenix Police Department. Scott’s students mostly include average men and women with no previous experience. They are all enjoying their training and developing skills that will improve their ability to survive a violent attack.


“I do not promote violence, I promote ending violence A.S.A.P.” – Scott Shephard