About Victory Martial Arts 

Victory Martial Arts is lead by a staff of full-time Martial Arts Professionals that are extremely passionate about what they do. Each staff member has many years of personal and professional experience and seeks to make each class a fun and memorable experience for every single student that steps onto the mat. All staff members are friendly, approachable, and welcoming to new members and veteran students alike. Visit the Academy to see for yourself!

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About our Founder: Master Steve Swinford

Grandmaster Swinford started his Martial Arts training (Taekwondo) in 1982 at Tinker Air Force base under James Calaway.  Since that time, he has trained extensively in Aikido, Hapkido, Brazilian Ju-Jitsu, Knife Fighting, Boxing, Kickboxing and Krav Maga.  He is a certified sniper and firearms instructor. He has earned Black Belts in several different styles.  In 2007 and 2014, he was inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame. Grandmaster Swinford has over a 19 years experience in Law enforcement. After decades of research, training, and experience he is determined to arm the community with the skills necessary to defend themselves. Master Swinford is one of the most sought out public speakers and seminar teachers.   Grandmaster Swinford’s philosophy and techniques have been proven effective in real life situations.  He is the owner and Master Instructor of Victory Martial Arts Norman. Grandmaster Steve Swinford is the owner and lead instructor of Self Protection TV. Self Protection TV is a leading provider of online Krav Maga and Tactical Gun Training. Grandmaster understands the difficulty in finding a quality Krav Maga school; with this in mind, he launched Krav Maga on Demand.Kravmagaondemand.com is the Krav Maga section of the Self Protection TV. If you are a current student training in Krav Maga or would like to cross train in Krav Maga, Krav Maga on Demand is a great resource for you to further your training.Victory Martial Arts  is one of the most successful schools in the country.

“A man with a theory will always be at the mercy to a man with experience”

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During his law enforcement career he served in a variety of positions to include:

  • Military Police Shift Supervisor (Ft. Riley)
  • K9 Shift Supervisor (Ft. Riley)
  • Shift Supervisor (OUHSC)
  • Field Training Officer (MPD)
  • S.W.A.T. member (MPD)
  • Strength Conditioning Coach for the S.W.A.T (MPD)
  • School Resource Officer (MPD)
  • Master Patrol Officer (MPD)
  • Sniper Team Leader – Cleveland County Sheriff
  • Defensive Tactics Instructor – Cleveland County Sheriff
  • K9 Supervisor – Cleveland County Sheriff
  • Firearms Instructor – Cleveland County Sheriff
  • Department Training Officer
  • Public Relations Officer
  • VIP Protection Team Leader

He attended the following schools:

  • Military Police Defensive Tactics
  • Military Police K9
  • Primary Leadership Development Course
  • Oklahoma Universal Restraint System (Police Defensive Tactics)
  • Police Defensive Tactics Instructor (Maryland)
  • DEA Air Assault
  • Sub Machine Gun Operator School
  • Rifle Operator School
  • Long Range Precision Rifle (Sniper) School
  • Advanced Sniper School
  • Taser Instructor Certification Course
  • Certified Personal Fitness Trainer
  • Certified Speed, Agility, and Quickness Coach
  • Certified Sports Nutrition Coach
  • Certified Peak Performance Coach
  • Krav Maga Law Enforcement Instructor Certification, Krav Maga Force Division
  • G.R.A.C.I.E. Certification
  • Firearms Instructor – CLEET
  • Bachelor Degree, Strategic Security Emphasis Counter-Terrorism
  • Certified Life Coach – Robbins Madanes Training Center
  • FBI Supervisor Leadership Institute
  • FBI Command Leadership Institute
  • Certified Sports Psychology Coach


Level Of Excellence

Victory Martial Arts was founded in November of 2002 by Steve and Tara Swinford. Since that time Victory has become one of the nations most successful schools. Victory has reached this level of excellence by providing the most modern and effective self defense techniques in the world. Life skills such as Focus, Confidence, Self Discipline, Self Control, Respect, and Perseverance are instilled in our students from the first class. We believe that life skills are just as important as physical skills.

We are a Black Belt School! This means our goal is for every to student to become a Black Belt. We do not believe that you are awarded a Black Belt or earn a Black Belt. We believe that you become a Black Belt by developing the skills that are necessary to be successful in life.

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