Scott Ramsay has been training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu since around 2002. Training as a white belt in South Tyneside , Sunderland and Newcastle under the Master team, headed by Romero Cavalacanti. After training in Brazil and competing, Scott was awarded his BJJ blue belt by Roger Brooking, black belt under Romero, Scott’s BJJ journey was well under way.

Scott as a blue belt started teaching once/twice per week to which he continued for a couple of years after which he was promoted to BJJ purple belt by Eduerdo Azevedo.


As a purple belt Scott then opened South Shields fight factory in September 2009, a full time martial arts academy dedicated to BJJ, MMA and kick boxing.

After travelling all over the United Kingdom, America and Brazil, Scott returned for the third time to train with Checkmat founder and 9 times world champion Ricardo Alacantra Vieira in 2011 and was promoted to BJJ brown belt. After training and teaching for another 2 years, Scott was finally promoted in March 2013 to BJJ black belt by master Ricardo Alacantra Vieira!

Three years on and Scott is an international competitor and IBJJF ranked and sponsored athlete, training, fighting and teaching out of Kodokwai judo in South Shields.

ScorrRamsayBJJ is headed by Scott along with his black belt Shaun Scott. The team thrive on competition and proudly have ranked athletes and champions fighting out of the academy.