Professor Scott Schultz is a Syracuse native with a long history in the Martial Arts. Scott became a local pioneer of the Japanese arts in 1986, Brazilian jiu-jitsu in the 90’s and has now been instructing for 30 years. In 2006, Sensei Schultz became the first person awarded a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from Central New York.
Sensei Schultz has trained thousands of people throughout the years and in 1992 he was inducted into the ‘World Martial Arts Hall of Fame’ as Instructor of the Year. Scott has been featured worldwide in many martial arts magazines and his training center ‘American Warrior Arts’ was featured on the Martial Arts Today television show.
Sensei Schultz has competed in Canada and the US and has been in the cage where he first fought Brazilian blackbelt Leo Dalla in 1986. Scott has hit the mats against the likes of Joe D’Arce, Kenny Florian and many others.
In 2000 Scott was invited to compete in a 16 man worldclass event, the North Carolina International Pro AM where he fought a no-gi battle against the world champion from Brazil, Leozinho Vieira. Also included in Scotts division were Matt Serra and Shaolin of Brazil. Scott also fought Matt Serra (UFC champion) in am MMA exhibition bout in NYC under a Lou Negila production just prior to Matts UFC career.
Sensei Schultz’s completion days have since been replaced with another skill set that comes second nature to Scott. Teaching. His unique way of sharing the passion, knowledge and experience he holds in the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is what sets Professor Scott Schultz apart from the rest.