Scott has been a martial arts instructor for 20 years and is a 4th degree black belt in Taekwondo, Expert level in Krav Maga, and a blue belt in Jiu jitsu. He has trained a broad spectrum of people: Fortune 500 executives, Army Ranger Instructors, stay at home moms, college students and special needs children. Scott transforms complex concepts into actionable self-defense strategies. He combines practical skills training with explanation of principles, so that participants can learn to react to threats faster and more effectively, thus improving outcomes.
Courtney is a wife and mother to three small children. When she’s not wrangling little people, she is a counselor at a pregnancy center in Columbus.
When she discovered Krav Maga after having her third child she was hooked. Not only did it help her get back into shape and have an outlet for stress, but she found a passion. While she knows Krav Maga is beneficial for everyone, she is passionate about women going through the program. It is empowering for women to feel strong and capable of defending themselves, and it is her mission to equip women with the skills to do so.
Bryan is originally from western North Carolina and enjoyed all sports and outdoor activities growing up. After high school he joined the Army and served 2 tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He met his wife in Seattle while stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington, and concluded his military service at Fort Benning, Georgia. He and his wife have lived in Columbus for 8 years, and he has enjoyed his new “career” (fitness is his hobby!) as a personal trainer and fitness club owner in Columbus. Throughout his life he has participated in organized sports: baseball, basketball, football, cross country, and boxing. His fitness hobbies include competing in triathlons, marathons, and ultra-marathons, and he also enjoys doing CrossFit, Spartan races, power lifting, and other high-intensity workouts. He is a lifelong fitness enthusiast and athlete. His qualifications and education are:
• ACE Certified Personal Trainer
• ACE Certified Sports Conditioning Specialist
• ACE Certified Senior Fitness Specialist
• Bachelor’s Degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point
• Former Army Officer and Combat Veteran