Rank: Black Belt

Hometown: Waipio, Hawaii

Shaun “Shreda” Shepard was born in San Diego, California and raised in Hawaii. At a young age, his natural athleticism led him to excel in soccer and later in men’s body boarding. He advanced in body boarding so quickly that an “original” local from Waikiki Walls who observed his progress gave him the name “Shreda.”

Shaun joins the team with over a decade of experience in mixed martial arts. He’s fought in various promotions in Hawaii before setting out to San Diego in 2012, where he trained at Blue Ocean Muay Thai under Kru Alexander Palma. Kru Alex recently promoted Shaun to an instructor “Kru” role for exceeding all requirements through the Black Tiger San Diego, Kaewsamrit Gym Thailand and Mejiro Gym Netherlands lineage. He specializes in developing Youth Muay Thai Competition teams and teaching his own style of technical kickboxing. Shaun is passionate about helping students reach their full potential and knows how to cultivate natural talent within kids and adults alike.