Ajarn, Coach, Instructor

Scott Howard is co-owner of Disciple MMA Academy as well as the head coach of the Muay Thai and MMA competition teams. Known simply as “Ajarn” by the students, he has either been studying, training, instructing, or competing in martial arts for over thirty years. His background includes Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and various forms of Law Enforcement/ Military hand to hand combat courses.

As an instructor, his experience teaching has included classes designed for students of all levels, from women’s self defense courses to programs for the professional MMA fighters. He is a Level 6 instructor under world renowned Muay Thai/MMA practitioner, Kru Sean Douglas. He teaches “old school” techniques, disciplines, and rituals and blends in new techniques through constant learning and practical application in an ever changing martial arts community.

Hours for: March 29

Feel free to stop by and try a class, or inquire about current Disciple MMA class promotions!

"I came in for the open mat, it was awesome.”

Tristan Bonds

"Competitive gym, teaches respect, puts you to work. Work out is great even if you choose not to compete, instructors are great. Great gym to go to."

Brandon Barnes

“This is a great environment to train in."

Jesse Appleton

"Mahmoud found Disciple on his own, and I’m glad he did because this place is like a family. He’s very passionate about Muay Thai and I think even at 10 years old, he’s done a great job in choosing you.”

Mahmoud’s Father, Muhammad Beddawi

Tried the classes, really love the training, highly recommend Disciple MMA to anybody. Disciple has a great beginners class in Muay Thai with great instruction. Would like to continue upon my return from deployment.

Gary Beaver

Disciple MMA Academy offers Northern VA a great training environment! Our programs are taught by highly experienced instructors who make instruction easy and fun to learn, while still being challenging and exciting.

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