Tom Scott was born in Richardson, Texas on January 9th, 1990. His parents Mark and Mary started Tom in Karate when he was 8 years old at the Academy of Classical Karate. Tom chose karate over his other activities as his instructors became his friends and heroes. From the beginning Tom’s chief instructor Brody Burns not only took the necessary time, but had the patience it takes to develop the world class athlete Tom is today. Both Tom and the Academy of Classical Karate have seen years of growth and have come far from their humble beginnings. Tom is in pursuit of World and Olympic dreams he has had since starting Karate, and has enjoyed every adventure thus far. For Tom, Karate has always been a big communicator with God, and through it he looks forward to learning more on each journey.
Parents Mark and Mary Scott, Sister Erin, Brother Chase, Brother in law Jake, and Coach Brody Burns
"You cannot dream yourself into a character. You must hammer and forge yourself into one." -Henry D. Thoreau
Advice for the Young Atheletes in Karate?
My advice for junior athletes is to be patient. Don't get discouraged by a loss. Our greatest performances are often spurred by a loss, so welcome the opportunity to grow. I wouldn’t trade my history, losses, or silver medals for anything; they became my character. If nothing can discourage you, what can stop you? Right now you should be learning lessons. Heck, we'll always be learning lessons. Analyze your performances so you can improve by not making the same mistakes, and keeping what you do well. Again be patient and hungry. Remember to stay humble because your time is coming.
1 Peter 5:6
Where do you get your inspiration from?
I get my inspiration from my faith. Jesus Christ has become my backbone and safety net. I am young, and I may not yet know everything about Him, but because of what little I have learned, I feel free to stand tall and fear not the trials of daily life, the shortcomings of humanity & the world, and especially what happens in the ring. :) I hope I can go out and do good things in this world.
2 Corinthians 5:17