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All About Scott Oates
Joined: 31 Dec 1969
Scott Oates is an avid martial artist with over 10 years of experience. He is currently a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) under six-time world champion Saulo Ribeiro. Oates has competed both on the national and international level and has won numerous gold medals in regional and state level BJJ competitions. He also holds a Brown Belt in Judo.
Oates is an experienced former Navy SEAL and 18 Delta Combat Medic, as well as a nationally certified Paramedic. He is also a French linguist. Throughout his career as a member of SEAL Team 2, he participated in several highly volatile combat situations in Kosovo and Albania, as well as Africa.
Oates has instructed BJJ, Judo, and Self-Defense to military, law enforcement, and civilians alike. He has also instructed hand-to-hand courses to several foreign military units, including a combatives course, which he taught to Cote D’Ivorian military personnel in French. Oates was also on the television show produced by Mark Burnett (creator of Survivor) called Combat Missions. He was a member of Team Bravo on the show, which was a combat reality show.
Oates runs the BJJ program at the Hybrid Academy of Martial Arts in Virginia Beach, Virginia. This gives the school the unique distinction of being one of only three Saulo Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu Association affiliates on the east coast. The Association is headed by Saulo Ribeiro and his brother Xande Ribeiro, who is also a decorated world champion.
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