Here’s a snapshot of the many accomplishments of these two passionate martial artists

Grandmaster Samuel Scott

  • 1976 – began training in the martial arts
  • Former Correctional Officer on the P.G. County Dept. of Corrections Emergency Response Team – 14 years experience; Certified in Repelling School; Certified in Tactical Response Training
  • Certified Instructor in Filipino martial arts, Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Chi Kung, and Shackled Hands
  • Edge Weapon Instructor
  • Certified Master in Handgunning
  • Nationally-ranked fighter – over 300 matches
  • 1992 – Gold Medal winner in the International Police Olympics
  • 1992 – Creator/founder of Talahib Kuntao (a/k/a “Street Combat Self-defense”) –a scientific system of personal protection
  • Regional Representative of Ama Guro Raffy Pambuan – 5th Generation Head of the Pambuan Arnis Family System
  • Voted Blackbelt Hall of Fame’s Instructor of the Year – 1996
  • 1997 – Certified Executive Protection Specialist
  • Received “Melenga” credentials in 1997 by Nganga Tolo-Naa
  • 2001 – C.D.T. Tactical Master Instructor
  • Certified Tactical Boxing Instructor (under Tuhon Roberto Torres)
  • Certified Surung Instructor (under Tuhon Roberto Torres)
  • Featured in various news mediums – Channel 9 News, Fox 5 News, Gazette, Prince George’s Journal, Afro-American, BET Heart & Soul, WPFW Radio (89.3)
  • Host of award-winning cable program, titled “The Self Defense Forum”
  • Member of the National Association of Professional Martial Artists (NAPMA)
  • Member of Martial Arts International Association (MAIA)
  • Certified Air Marshal in the “American in Defense Program” under the World Blackbelt Organization
  • 2005 Recipient of “Living Legend Award” from Master Robert Everhart Martial Arts
  • Co-founder of Elite Personal Safety Systems
  • Vice President of Chin Na International
  • Developer of “The Defender” Keychain Weapon curriculum
  • 2006 Induction into the Blackbelt Hall of Fame under the Worldhead Sokeship Council as the Founder of Talahib Kuntao (Filipino martial art)
  • Certified Instructor for the Maryland Police Training Commission
  • Received a Proclamation from Prince Georges County, Maryland, County Executive Jack Johnson for this commitment to the community via the martial arts
  • Trained at the Shi-Cha-Hai Sports School in Bei Jing, China
  • Graduate of Executive Protection Institute (Virginia)
  • Member of Nine Lives Associates
  • Graduate of BSR Evasive Driving School (Virginia)
  • CPR Certified/Defibrulator Certified

Grandmaster Wallace Powell

Instructor Name: Wallace Powell
Instructor Title: Grand Master
Years Training : 30+

  • 1976 – Joined Lin’s Kung Fu School – Georgia, Avenue, Washington, D.C.
  • 1978 – Began competing in national tournaments in the forms, weapons and fighting divisions
  • 1979-87 – Member of the Shaolin Wu Shu Demonstration Team
  • 1980 – Received 1st degree black belt. (Training included review of every open-hand form, weapons form and fighting taught since day one.)
  • 1997 – Received “Melenga” credentials by Nganga Tolo-Naa
  • 1981 – 1st place in Mid-Atlantic competition in weapons and open-hand forms
  • 1981-84 – Rated Karate Review for 3 consecutive years for forms, weapons and fighting
  • 1982 – Received 2nd degree black belt. (Training included daily conditioning — running 3 miles, biking, 1000 kicks, iron palm (hand conditioning), 500 sit-ups and abstinence.)
  • 1983 – Voted Instructor of the Year – Shaolin Wu Shu
  • 1984-87 – Competed as a member of the Coors National Competition Fighting Team
  • 1985 – Received 3rd degree black belt. (Internal arts training – Tai Chi and Chi Kung)
    Received 4th degree black belt. (Training entailed the training and coaching of blackbelts and those on the Black Belt Competition National Team.)
  • 1990-92 – Training coach for Shaolin Wu Shu Black Belt Competition Team
  • 1993 – Began Xing Xi training – an internal art, along with Chi Kung and meditation
  • 2002 – Certified C.D.T. Instructor
  • 2003 – Certified Tactical Boxing Instructor (under Tuhon Roberto Torres)