About the instructors....
Steve Scott began his martial arts training in Hawaii in 1973, eventually earning his black belt in tae kwon do from Grand Master Duke Lee in 1978. He currently holds the rank of 7th degree black belt in tae kwon do. He was awarded his black belt in hapkido in 1986, and his black belt in modern arnis under Grand Master Remy Presas in 1995. Mr. Scott has taught martial arts for several schools and clubs during his many years as a Bloomington resident. He also taught tae kwon do and close combat tactics when he was an infantry officer in the Marine Corps. Mr. Scott believes in the traditional values of respect, discipline, and hard work, but he also stresses that martial arts should be fun.
Linda Scott started training in tae kwon do in 1987 and currently holds the rank of fifth degree black belt. She has a Master of Science degree in education from Indiana University and has taught middle school in Bloomington since 1984. In addition to her role as business manager of MCMA, Mrs. Scott has competed extensively at the local, state, and national level. In 1993, she was ranked 3rd in the nation in forms by the North American Sport Karate Association.
The Scotts were married in their karate uniforms and cut the cake with a samurai sword. They opened Monroe County Martial Arts in November of 1991. They have an adopted son, MCMA black belt Patrick Jessee.