Head instructor JJ Machado (6th degree black belt). Multiple ADCC gold and silver medalist, and one of the world’s foremost exponents of BJJ. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Jean Jacques Machado is one of five brothers of the world renowned Machado Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu family.
Jean Jacques began his Jiu-Jitsu training over twenty years ago. He dominated the competitive arena of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in his native country, capturing every major title and competition award from 1982 through 1992.
In 1992 Jean Jacques arrived in the United States to continue his competitive success. Dominating the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu scene both in the US and in international competition, Jean Jacques is one of the most admired and respected Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners in the world today.
Jean Jacques’s talents have been showcased in several major motion pictures and television appearances. Jean Jacques is currently involved in the the production of a series of instructional books as well as numerous teaching and training aids for the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Recognized and respected equally for his outstanding fighting and competitive accomplishments, as well as his technical, teaching and coaching expertise, Jean Jacques is in demand throughout the world as one of the foremost authorities in the field of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.