Head BJJ Instructor

Kevin Scott is the head instructor at Atos West Phoenix/Phoenix BJJ & MMA Academy. He began his brazilian jiu jitsu career in 1999 training under Royce Gracie blue belts John and Jim Terry. Since that time Kevin has trained with many top level instructors including Steve Maxwell, Kyle Saunders, John Crouch, and Caio Terra receiving his black belt from Caio in 2015. Kevin is now part of Atos Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association under Professor André Galvão and runs Atos West Phoenix.

Notable Achievements:

2x Brown Belt IBJJF No-Gi World Medalist
Multiple time Arizona State BJJ Champion
Promoted to black belt by 9x World Champion Caio Terra
1st ever black belt under Caio Terra Association

Additional Training:

Kevin Scott has traveled all over the country trying to learn from the best instructors around. Below is a list of top athletes and coaches Kevin has had the opportunity to train with and learn from:
Royce Gracie (Son of Helio Gracie, one of the founders of Gracie Jiu Jitsu)
Relson Gracie (Son of Helio Gracie, one of the founders of Gracie Jiu Jitsu)
Caio Terra (8x Black Belt World BJJ Champ, Metamoris I Champ, and 3x Pan Am Champ)
Samir Chantre (No-Gi World & Pan BJJ Champ, 6x American National Champ)
Osvaldo Queixinho (No-Gi World Champion, Pan No-Gi Champ, 2x American National Champ)
Andre Galvao (8x World BJJ Champ, 3x ADCC Champ, and 8x Pan Am Champ)
Frank Shamrock (5x UFC Champion)
Ben “Smooth” Henderson (previous UFC Lightweight Champion)
John Crouch (2nd Degree Black Belt under Royce Gracie)
Walt Lysak Jr.
Keith Hackney (UFC Veteran)
Steve Maxwell (Relson Gracie Black Belt & 2x World BJJ World Champion)
Joe Riggs (UFC Veteran)
Edwin Dewees (UFC Veteran)
Kyle Saunders (2nd Degree Black Belt under Roy Harris)
John Crouch (2nd Degree Black Belt under Royce Gracie)
Joe Vanbrackle (Andre Galvao 1st American Black Belt)
Gustavo Dantes (4th Degree Black Belt)
Robson Moura (4th Degree Black Belt, 7x World Champion)
Dean Lister (UFC Veteran, 2x ADCC Champion, ADCC Superfight Champion)
Rigan Machado (8th Degree Red & Black Belt, 8x Brazilian National Champion, BJJ Record of 365 wins & 2 losses)
Eddie Bravo (Jean Jacques Black Belt and Creator of 10th Planet BJJ)
Yuri Simoes (black belt and 5x World Champion)
Fabio Santos (8th Degree Black and Red Belt)

Competition Record:

1999 2nd Place in Grapplers Quest No Gi Kids Division, Montclair, NJ
2000 3rd place in NAGA Kids No Gi Division, CT
2000 3rd place in NAGA Championships Teens Division No-GI, MA
2005 2nd Place in New York State Championships Adult Gi Blue Belt Division, Fredonia, NY
2005 3rd Place in New York State Championships Adult No Gi Division, Fredonia, NY
2005 3rd Place in New York State Championships Adult No Gi Absolute Division, Fredonia, NY
July, 2007 1st Place in Desert Quest Adult No-Gi Division, Mesa, AZ
July, 2007 1st Place in Desert Quest Adut No-Gi Absolute Divisions, Mesa, AZ
December 2007 – 2nd Place in Adult No Gi at Desert Quest, Mesa, AZ
December 2007 – 2nd Place in Adult Gi Division at Desert Quest, Mesa AZ
December 2007 – 2nd Place in Adult No Gi Absolute at Desert Quest, Mesa AZ
March 2008, 1st Place Adult No Gi at Desert Quest, Mesa AZ
March 2008, 2nd Place Adult Gi at Desert Quest, Mesa AZ
May 27, 2010 Grapplers Quest – 3rd Place Adult Advanced No Gi 201-209.9 pound class, Las Vegas, NV
June 27, 2010 AZ State Championships – 2nd place Adult Gi Purple Belt Super Heavyweight Division, Mesa, AZ
June 27, 2010 AZ State Championships – 3rd Place Adult Gi Purple Belt Absolute Division, Mesa, AZ
October 2, 2010 Desert Quest 52 – Adult Ultra Heavyweight Gi Division – 1st Place
October 17, 2010 2nd AZ Southwest BJJ Classic – 1st place Adult Gi Purple Belt Super Heavyweight Division, Mesa, AZ
October 17, 2010 2nd AZ Southwest BJJ Classic – 2nd Place Adult Gi Purple Belt Absolute Division, Mesa, AZ
February 2011 Arizona BJJ Open – 3rd place Purple Belt Ultra Heavyweight Division, Mesa, AZ
June 26, 2011 AZ State Championships – 1st place Adult Purple Belt Heavyweight Division, Tempe, AZ
July 9, 2011 AZ Desert Challenge – 1st place Adult No-Gi 189-201.9 lbs division, Phoenix, AZ
July 9, 2011 AZ Desert Challenge – 2nd place Adult Gi Light Heavyweight Division, Phoenix, AZ
August 17, 2013 NAGA Arizona -2nd Place No-Gi 190-199.9 lbs Adult Expert division, Phoenix, AZ
November 3, 2013 IBJJF No-Gi World Championships – 3rd Place Adult Super Heavyweight Brown Belt Division, Long Beach, CA
September 6, 2014 NAGA Arizona – 1st Place No-Gi 200-225 lbs Adult Expert Division, Phoenix, AZ
October 5, 2014 IBJJF No-Gi World Championships – 3rd Place Adult Ultra Heavyweight Brown Belt Division, Azusa, CA

Continuing Education:

Andre Galvao Seminar – September 3, 2016
Roy Harris seminar- May 21, 2016
Tim Sledd Seminar- March 4, 2016
Andre Galvao Seminar- August 8, 2015
Caio Terra Seminar – March 27 & 28, 2015
Fabio Santos Seminar – December 6, 2014
Caio Terra Seminar – November 15 & 16, 2014
Osvaldo Queixinho Seminar – September 22, 2014
Caio Terra Seminar – August 16 & 17, 2014
Yuri Simoes Seminar – February 23, 2014
Rigan Machado Seminar – November 23, 2013
Samir Chantre & Osvaldo Queixinho Seminar – September 22, 2013
Caio Terra Seminar – July 13 & 14, 2013
Caio Terra Seminar – March 6 & 7, 2013
Robson Moura Seminar – March, 2010