Purple Belt, Striking and Clinching Coach
Shannon Stallard has devoted more than 35 years of his life to the study of the martial arts. He holds advanced black belts in several styles and is the founder and chief instructor of Advanced Combative Tactics, a system that he designed, which links the theory and techniques of many martial arts to the reality of combat duress.
Instructor level ranks in Japanese Jiu Jitsu, Karate and Korean Hwarang Do with over 25 years of teaching experience
Trained in small arms combatives and CQB tactics through Maricopa Tactical under its founder Mark Volpone
Former professional security consultant and bodyguard
Head instructor for the Gangbusters Program, Tucson AZ
Throughout the 1990s, while working is private security, Mr. Stallard developed the Advanced Combative Tactics (A.C.T.) System, which he used in training his security agents. Later he used his revolutionary system to create a self defense video and establish A.C.T. as a core curriculum of self defense for non-martial artists. This system is still taught at some colleges today as part of their justice studies program. Mr. Stallard is known for his use of science, practicality, human psychology, and an understanding of how combat works to modernize and update martial arts instruction. He is continuing his own education at Phantom Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Instructor Bing Crook.