Master Samuel Scott Turned His Childhood Dream into a Reality That Positively Impacts Thousands of Lives

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Celebrating 25 years of positively impacting thousands of men, women and children's lives in the Washington Metro area.

It takes a village to raise a child.

Master Samuel Scott quit his 15-year government job to dedicate his life to helping our young future leaders pursue their dreams. Born and raised in a tough neighborhood in Long Island, N.Y., Master Samuel Scott had a childhood dream of owning his own martial arts school. His vision was to use martial arts as a vehicle to positively impact our young, future leaders.

As a 15-year Correctional Officer for the Prince George’s County Dept. of Corrections, he saw thousands of young kids that got caught-up in a vicious cycle of crime. While there, Master Scott spent most of his time inspiring and encouraging these troubled kids to help unlock their potential. He encouraged them daily to find something that they were passionate about and then develop that talent to the best of their ability.

Master Scott knew that it was only so much he could do for these troubled kids while working at the jail. So, in 1992, he hatched a plan: as a fierce point-fighting competitor, Master Scott set out to win a Gold Medal at the International Police Olympics. His plan was to win the GOLD, and then tell his story to a local newspaper to help get his name out there. He won the gold, made it to the front page of the Journal newspaper (article entitled, Fighting for The Kids) and, the following year, he opened his school, Full Circle Martial Arts Academy, in the basement of his new home in Mitchellville, MD. In 1998, after much prayer and planning, he resigned from the Dept. of Corrections at the age of 37 - which was also part of his life plan - and has spent the last 25 years positively impacting the lives of thousands of men, women, and children.

Feb. 23, 2018 will be Full Circle Martial Arts Academy's 25th year serving the beautiful people of the DMV area. His business partner, Wallace Powell, has been with him every step of the way. Both are the Founders of Full Circle Martial Arts Academy and have faithfully served the citizens of Prince George’s County. From the beginning, they established a strong family culture that embodied the principle of serving those in need. They volunteer at public schools where they provide mentoring programs, school talks, commencement speeches, participate in Science Fairs, Career Days, and more.

They conduct free workshops for teachers on stress reduction and personal safety, and provided free self-defense training for women and law enforcement officers. Each year, they reinforce in their young future leaders the Power of Giving. Through their Feed the Hungry and Holiday Giving Campaigns, Full Circle Martial Arts Academy has consistently fed over 400 homeless individuals and sponsored two families through Social Services for Christmas. As Master Scott always says, “We are just scratching the surface. There are millions of people that have a desire to discover their true selves. It's our duty to share The Good News.” (Our 25-year Anniversary Banquet will be held May 19, from 2p-5p, at La Fountain Bleue, 7963 New Carrollton, MD)

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Valencia Robinson
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