Master Jean Jacques Machado

One of the pioneers of the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and one of its greatest champions, Jean Jacques Machado is one of five brothers of the world-renown Machado Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu family.

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Machado began his Jiu-Jitsu training more than forty 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, he arrived in the United States to continue his competitive success. Dominating the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu scene both in the United States and in international competition, Machado gained worldwide recognition in 1999 with his performance at the Abu Dhabi Combat Club World Submission Wrestling Championships. Today, Jean Jacques is one of the very few 7th degree Coral Belts who continues to actively teach full time at his academies in Tarzana (H.Q.) & Malibu, CA.

Machado’s talents have been showcased in several major motion pictures and television appearances. He has appeared in the motion pictures “Force of the Spirit” and “Redbelt” as well as the television series “Insider Training”.

Jean Jacques has also produced numerous types of instructional media for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu including videos, DVDs and 4 best-selling books. Always an innovator, he was also the pioneer of the online training phenomenon, launching the very first online training program for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu back in 2006.

Professional Background

7th Degree Coral (Red/Black) Belt - Jean Jacques Machado Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Director/Head Instructor - Jean Jacques Machado Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tarzana Academy
2011 Black Belt Magazine Hall of Fame Instructor of the Year
Founder - Jean Jacques Machado Global Online Training Program
Author - "The Grappler's Handbook Vol. 1"
Author - "The Grappler's Handbook Vol. 2 Tactics for Defense"
Author - "Championship Grappling Techniques"
Author - "Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Techniques"
Founder - World Grappling Games Federation
UFAF (United Fighting Arts Federation)
LAPD Consultant - Defensive Tactics
Sheriff's Department - Defensive Tactics Supervisor
American Federation of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Law School - Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Professional Titles

Rio De Janeiro Jiu-Jitsu State Championships
11x Cruiser Weight Champion (1982-1992)

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu National Championships
11x Cruiser Weight Champion (1982-1992)

Sambo Wrestling Championships
National and Pan American Cruiser Weight Champion
1993 Oklahoma - 1st Place
1994 San Diego, CA - 1st Place

Grappling Style Challenge Japan
1995 - Champion

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu American Championships
4x Champion (1995-1998)

Black Belt Super Challenge Championships
1998 - Champion

Abu Dhabi Submission Wrestling World Championships
1999 - Champion - 66k-76k Division 1st Place
Most Technical Fighter Award

Abu Dhabi Submission Wrestling World Championships
2000 - 66k-76k Division Silver Medalist

Black Belt Super Challenge
2000 - Champion

Abu Dhabi Submission Wrestling World Championships
2001 - Open Division Silver Medalist
Best Match Award
Fastest Submission Award

Abu Dhabi Submission Wrestling World Championships
2005 – Super fight Runner Up