Sensei Tom Scott is a retired police Lieutenant from the Sycamore Police Department. Lt. Scott has served over thirty years in the law enforcement profession starting in 1976 as a DeKalb County Sheriff's Police Explorer, Sandwich Police Dispatcher, Somonauk Police Patrolman, Cortland Police Officer, and various roles at Sycamore Police from juvenile officer, D.A.R.E./School Reasource Officer, investigator, under-cover officer, police arrest and control instructor, Elderly Service Officer, interim police chief and Commander of Community Services. Tom is currently certified through the Illinois Department on Aging as an Adult Protection Services Investigator. Tom has been practicing martial arts since the late 1970's has presented self-defense and safety programs to his community for over thirty years. Sensei Tom is an 8th degree black belt in Isshin-Ryu Karate and certified to teach Tai Chi for Health and R.A.D Kids and R.A.D. for Women Safety programs. His dream to open up a family martial arts school became reality in early 2014 when he and his four black belt sons opened the doors to Hero Martial arts.