Matthews >Fitness > Scott Shields Martial Arts
1115-B Matthews-Mint Hill Rd, Matthews, NC | Directions 2810535.118145 -80.704184
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!
He is the Master – I have been attending classes with Sifu Sheilds for about a year and in that time I have realized the value of a well trained and knowledge rich martial artist who also has the ability to translate that knowledge. Sifu Sheilds has a mastery of multiple martial arts and in addition, is a man of great moral and spiritual character. He could teach a whale to walk on its fins!, great instructor! If you are looking for a great place to learn martial arts, look no further.
Great School – My kid loves it, I love it, I have been involved with the school for the last year or so. My kid is doing better in school, I feel better. The atmosphere is great, my fellow students with higher ranks are always eager to help, sifu is always answering questions and helping you understand. What else can you really say.
Being a Vet with some knowledge and growing up oversees you can identify who and what you are learning from the instant you start doing and applying. I am no spring chicken either, if the posters say fake, well, I can compare some of the stuff we do at school to some of the things I learned in my younger years in the Army, it is not SERE-C school, close, but you have a 100% advantage that you will survive the local mugger at your local city street, if that is your motive for attending the school.
I like it for the work out, the knowledge, the piece of mind that in 10 years when my daughter is in college and the cops call me, is because my insurance has to cover the poor bastard that mess with her... I can't wait for that call! Gladly paying the premium!
Best Fraud in Town! – This gym is the coolest. Sifu Scott taught me the greatest part of the art of American combat jiu jistsu: the art of inventing a brazilian jiu jitsu master and then claiming whatever rank you desire. Currently I am ranked 7 and half stripe Brown under master Consuela Remroids! Obviously I am new to this lying about ranks thing and thus would not dream of claiming the black belt Master Fraud Scott claims. I will opnly feel ready once I fully understand the intricacies of claiming to be bullied whenever I'm asked to provide proof of my rank. I'm positive Sifu Scott will expertly guide me though.
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