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Bill Scott – Head Instructor


Bill Scott is a 3rd Degree BJJ Black Belt and proud student under Master Pablo Popovitch. His Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training began in 1999 as a white belt with Professor Ricardo Almeida and the Renzo Gracie Team training full-time and happily earned his Black Belt seven years later on November 4th, 2006.
While gaining as much experience and training as he could when he worked many winters down in South Florida from 2002, Bill met Master Pablo Popovitch, a multiple grappling World Champion, ADCC champion, and 4th degree Black Belt legend.
Bill continued his training under Pablo’s guidance and became an affiliate of Team Pablo Popovitch. On November 21st, 2009, he was honored to receive his 1st degree and his 2nd degree in November 2013 from his friend and Master.

Since becoming a black belt 10 years ago he is certified with his training and teaching and most recently received his 3rd degree rank. He is a current member and acknowledged as a PRETA 3º GRAU with the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (Certificate Pictured). The IBJJF is the main governing body associated for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.  Professor Bill Scott will always be grateful to Masters Renzo Gracie and Pablo Popovitch for their guidance, teachings, support to making this all happen and living the Jiu-Jitsu lifestyle!

Bill Scott was no stranger to the grappling world as he comes from a wrestling background and was a 3x Region and 3x District Champion, one of the most outstanding & memorable wrestlers from Brick Memorial High School with a record of 96-9-1 being named “Athlete Of The Year” when he was a senior. He then went on to successfully wrestle at Middlesex County College, having two undefeated dual meet seasons and a record of 77- 4 also earning an ALL- AMERICAN status.

His desire to train, stay in shape and compete in grappling lead him to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He truly enjoys being a full-time instructor to his students and loved to compete in grappling and professional mma (mixed martial arts) events throughout the east coast.
Bill Scott was very fortunate to train for a long time in the company of legendary Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belts Renzo Gracie, Pablo Popovitch, Ryan Gracie, Rilion Gracie, Ralph Gracie, Roger Gracie, Rodrigo Gracie, Fabio Leopoldo, John Danaher, Rolles Gracie Jr., Daniel Gracie, Ricardo Almeida, Flavio Almeida, Gregor Gracie, Igor Gracie and many high level BJJ practitioners within the Renzo Gracie Team.

For the past 10 years Bill along with his team of instructors have also been serving the community by helping to teach Women Self Defense workshops and Jiu-Jitsu for Law Enforcement both within the local PD , C.E.R.T teams and the New Jersey State Police T.E.A.M.S Unit.
As a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner and teacher, Bill Scott will continue to help spread the knowledge of the sport and benefits that anyone can achieve from it personally or professionally.



DO YOU SUFFER BACK PAIN? Check out our Head Instructors Success Story Interview!

Back in 2003, Professor Bill Scott under went major back surgery (from a long time car accident) and fought MMA 1 year later thanks to his amazing neurosurgeon Dr. Mark McLaughlin from Princeton Brain and Spine! He is forever GRATEFUL since the success of the surgery has allowed him to continue to train on the mats all these years and do what he loves to do everyday at BJJ Shore Academy! DR. MARK IS THE MAN!!!

If you or someone you know suffers from major back pain or other neurological and spine problems, go see him and his elite staff at