Scott Smith is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt under Shawn Hammonds and the head instructor and co-owner of NKY Martial Arts Academy. Smith is currently a Police Chief in Northern Kentucky and is a veteran of the 2nd 75th Ranger Regiment. He has instructed some of the World’s top special warfare operators and Law Enforcement SWAT teams. Teaching over the last two decades he has amassed a broad and extensive understanding of self-defense, as it applies to not only to combat and law enforcement but also to the everyday citizen.
Jason Compton is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt. He is a Marine Corps Veteran and is currently serving as a Detective in Northern Kentucky. He has competed and won many local and regional BJJ/Grappling tournaments and is an accomplished wrestler. He teaches beginner, intermediate, and advanced classes.
Mark Hoffman is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Purple belt and co owner of Northern Kentucky Martial Arts Academy. Mark is also a Sr. Account Manager at Cincinnati Bell. Mark is an avid sports enthusiast and a former Nationally ranked BMX and Mountain bike racer. He looks forward to sharing his love of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Wrestling with his 7 year old triplets! Mark will be teaching the Mat Monkeys (Anti bullying) and fundamentals classes.