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1115-B Matthews-Mint Hill Rd, Matthews, NC | Directions 2810535.118145 -80.704184
I have been training at Scott Shields Martial Arts Academy for about 2 years now in the JKD (Jeet Kune Do) and Kali/Filipino Martial Arts programs. I have learned SO MUCH about self-defense, I am now totally confident that I could defend myself and my wife in a street situation. I continue training at this point because I have developed a sincere appreciation for the arts and for bettering myself through training. I just like who I have become since I started. I enjoy progressing through the ranks and building on my knowledge and hope someday to become an instructor. I also really like the people at the school, it is just a great environment and they are definitely the type of people you want to surround yourself with. If you are looking for a world class instructor than Sifu Scott Shields is who you want and if you want practical self-defense you will be able to apply from day one you should try the JKD and Kali classes. You will be glad you did!
I love training at Scott Shields Martial Arts Academy! I have been doing the American Combat Jiu-Jitsu class for about a year and it has completely changed my life. I just LOVE training, I train 5-7 days a week and do private lessons and am even planning on competing! I have made life-long friends, gotten amazing mentors in Sifu Shields and the other instructors and gained confidence in myself. I have lost weight and gotten in better shape and it has motivated me to work out outside of class as well. I am so grateful to have found the Team Jaguar family. It has made such a huge positive impact on my life, I cannot imagine where I would be now without it!
Scott Shields Martial Arts Academy is a godsend! I cannot say enough good things about the instructors. They are knowledgeable and fun and really care about getting you good. A family and team atmosphere permeate the whole school. Not only the instructors but the students go out of their way to make sure you are having a good time and getting the moves correctly. I have been taking their Muay Thai Kickboxing class for 3 months and have lost 20 lbs and toned up! It is such a fun and awesome work out! My kids are in the children's class and they LOVE it! They can't wait to come to class on Tues and Thurs! I love watching them lean self-defense but more so about respect, self-discipline and teamwork. The kids really are an amazing team, no one ever gets left out or bullied and they show amazing sportsmanship. My children love being on Team Jaguar and so do I!
Top quality training! Scott Shields has given me all the moves I need to succeed in my Jiujitsu game. His knowledge of jiujitsu, mma and kickboxing is staggering. Honor and respect are the words I would use to describe the entire academy. It's like a big family and I have been treated like a member of the family since day one. I drive over 30 miles each way to train here and have been to many other places, this academy is the BEST!!!
What a wonderful place to learn. Friendly, professional and so much fun! I have lost weight and feel more confident. I have been to other places but this one stands out. I hold a black belt in another martial art and know what works and what doesn't. All of the techniques really work and are taught in such a manner that anyone can learn them, both quickly and easily. Scott Shields is an incredible teacher and really cares for all his students. I'm here and have never been so happy.
Great school for the whole family!!! – My family and I all train at Scott Shields, because there is something for everyone there! My seven year old son is training in the Kids extreme Karate, my wife is in the Muay Thai, and I am in the American Combat Jiu-jitsu. We looked at numerous schools before we decided on Scott Shields Martial Arts Academy... It wasn't just the convenient location, the flexible class times, world class instructors, or the reasonable cost, but it was the atmosphere and attitude of family that exudes from the place. From the moment you walk through the door you feel like you are part of the team, part of the Scott Shields family, and you can't put a price on that!! Go team Jaguar!!!
Best Training in Charlotte – I began training at Scott Shields Martial Arts several months ago. I have trained for a long time and when I moved to Charlotte I found Scott Shields Martial Arts Academy. I have been consistently thrilled with the quality of classes and instruction. Whether for self-defense on competition the instructors have knowledge in what will work and can help taylor your training to your own skills and style. The best part is being part of the team, Team Jaguar is like a big family that helps and looks out for each other. This is the place for me. If you're looking for the best training in Charlotte, check out SSMAA.
Great Instructor - Great School – The school run by Sifu Scott Shields is a great place to learn a variety of martial arts. I have trained here for three years in JKD, Kali and Muay Thai and only wish I had found SSMAA earlier. Sifu Shields in an unbelievable teacher, and his broad background in multiple arts allow him to bridge the gap between real fighting and sports competitions. His commitment to martial arts is evident in his teaching, and he points out the critical nuances that are so important in making a technique work. When I was (much) younger, I had the opportunity to attend wrestling camps conducted by US Olympic Wrestlers. I have not experienced that level of instruction in years, until I started to train at SSMAA. Disregard the reviewers who have second guessed the BJJ credentials and come in and see for yourself. I think a teacher is defined by the quality of his students, and you
Real Life Self Defense – I was a bouncer years ago and man, do I wish I knew then what I know now. Master Scott Shields combines his real life experience in self-defense situations and sport to teach his students techniques that work for a variety of encounters. Whether it is knife defenses, 3rd party intervention or a sweep for a tournament you can learn it all here. Master Shields combines effective moves from many different arts to create a realistic and useful curriculum in his classes. The students are great and there is always someone there to give you a little extra help with a technique or encouragement if you need it. I think I can speak for the school as a whole when I say Master Shields students are very confident in their ability to defend themselves if need be. Through it all, Master Shields is a humble, ego-less instructor and always an open book and with an open door to discuss any topic you might have a question on. If you are looking to train martial arts, whether for self-defense, fitness, confidence or sport, I encourage you without hesitation to try out a class and join our Team!
Finest Martial Arts Instruction Available Anywhere – I am proud and deeply honored to have been a student and friend of Sifu Scott Shields for the past twenty years. Sifu Shields is the most knowledgeable and highly skilled martial artist that I have ever encountered. Sifu Shields is an incredible teacher, able to explain and demonstrate techniques in a simple and accessible way to every student. Sifu Shields is incredibly giving of his time, energy, and encylcopedia-like knowledge of martial arts. Sifu Shields skill as a martial arts practitioner and instructor are surpassed only by his humbleness, good nature, and sense of humor. Scott Shields Martial Arts Academy is a wonderful place to learn and practice martial arts. A fun, warm, and welcoming environment without ego where the focus is not only great martial arts instruction but building friendships that can last a lifetime!
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