About Us


Scott “Bam Bam” Sullivan, Chief Instructor

Scott Sullivan is a martial arts professional who has been studying and teaching martial arts for over 26 years.

During this time he has become an expert instructor, teaching thousands of students how to defend themselves, as well as build self-confidence, self-esteem and focus.

A brief list of Scott’s credentials includes:

  • Muay Thai Boxing Specialist & Trainer (over 24 years experience)
  • 2nd Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Former U.S Heavyweight Kickboxing Champion
  • Former U.S. Heavyweight Shootboxing Champion
  • Trainer of both amateur and professional fighters (MMA, Kickboxing)
  • Former Indiana Representative for the Thai Boxing Association of the U.S.A. (1990-1993)
  • Author of several martial arts instructional DVDs
  • PhD Philosophy, University of St. Thomas

BJJ HoustonAfter study in more traditional martial arts, Scott turned his attention to Thai boxing (Muay Thai) and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu because of their proven effectiveness. Beginning in 1986, he studied with Thai boxing instructor Ajarn Surachai Siristue, the founder of the Thai Boxing Assoc. Of the U.S.A.

After a career in competitive kickboxing and training professional kickboxers, Scott began to study Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under various big names like Rickson Gracie, Relson Gracie, Royce Gracie, and John and Carlos Machado. Eventually however, he went with his close friend and jiu jitsu extraordinaire Mario Roberto, president of the Mario Roberto Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association and black belt protégé of Anibal Braga, as his primary instructor.

As a competitor, Scott held U.S. Heavyweight titles in both kickboxing and shootboxing from the Universal Kickboxing Federation and the United States Shootboxing Association.

Known for his favorite move, a hard low kick to the thigh (which some have said feels like being hit by a baseball bat), Scott was billed on fight cards in places such as Las Vegas NV, Moscow Russia, and Tokyo Japan.

In fact, Scott’s ring experience in international kickboxing competition has enabled him to become a better teacher. Through this experience he is able to teach his students exactly what it takes to develop endurance, strength, tenacity and patience.

As for activities and achievements apart from martial arts, Scott enjoys spending time with his wife and eight children. Scott holds a BA in European History from the University of Southern Indiana, an MA in Philosophy from Holy Apostles College in Cromwell CT, and a PhD in philosophy from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX.  


Justin Reiswerg

Born and raised in Galveston TX. Justin participated and competed in Taekwondo from age 5-12, obtaining a black belt in the process. Moved on to more traditional American sports in high school; football, track, power lifting. Justin went off to college and started training MMA as a freshman at age 19. Having a successful amateur career of 6-2 in various promotions; King of the Cage, Lonestar Beatdown, Ring Rulers he decided to go pro. After turning pro fight at age 20 he moved to Houston to find a top level gym and training partners. His search lead him to Bam Bam Martial arts and have gone 2-0 since, winning both by submission.

We train as a team, we compete as a team, we succeed as a team.


Bam Bam Martial Arts
4007 Bellaire Blvd. Suite ii
Houston TX 77025
(713) 307-5375