5th Degree Black Belt in the ABD system under Master Paul Garcia
4th Degree Black Belt in Pyong Hwa Kunin Tang Soo Do under Master Steve Voelker
1st Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Marcio Stambowsky, trained since 2000.
Level 5 Krav Maga Instructor, United States Krav Maga (9/20)
Level 1 Krav Maga Instructor, Krav Maga Alliance (5/12)
Level 1 Muay Thai Instructor under Master Tran (11/09)
Certified CT707 Israeli Special Forces Krav Maga Instructor under Nir Maman (9/12)
Brown Belt in Judo at Norwich Judo Dojo
F.I.G.H.T. Israeli Martial Arts Instructor (10/08)
Certified LOCKUP Police Ground Fighting instructor under Rob Magao (6/15)
CPR/First Aid/AED certified
AMOK Knife Defense student under Tom Sotis
Author of two books on martial arts training: “Sensei Secrets For Mom & Dad”, a general martial arts guide for parents to help their children succeed in martial arts training, and “Sa Bom Nim Secrets For Mom & Dad”, a similar manual specific to parents of children who train in Tang Soo Do Karate.
With over 25 years of experience, Sensei McShane has traveled all over the US and to England to study and compete in martial arts, as well as learn modern teaching and motivational techniques.
1999 ITSDMGKF World Championships, Watford, England – Gold Medalist: Lightweight Sparring
2003 IGTSDA World Championships, London, England Team Captain – Gold Medalist: Weapons, Gold Medalist: Team Forms
2003 AAU US National Jiu-Jitsu Gold Medalist, Lightweight Gi Division, Houston Texas
2003 AAU US National Jiu-Jitsu Gold Medalist, Lightweight No-Gi, Houston Texas
2003 AAU US National Jiu-Jitsu Gold Medalist, Lightweight Traditional, Houston Texas
Sensei McShane has also instructed the Hartford Police in unarmed techniques, as well as taught a self-defense course at the Navy Base in Groton.
As a full-time, professional martial artist since 1996, Sensei McShane has trained with instructors like Royce Gracie, Helio Gracie, Rickson Gracie, Kru Mark Dellagrotte, Marcio Stambowsky, Master Hung Tran, Eddie Bravo, Jake Steinmann, Marco DeLima, and top USJA instructors Bill Montgomery and Joan Love.