Official Student Rankings

This list represents current students who have advanced belt ranks awarded by Jean Jacques Machado. Black Belt ranks may include students who are no longer current, as a result their rank is recognized from the point in which they stopped training. Black Belt degrees are only awarded to students who remain active within the Jean Jacques Machado Association.

Names marked with an * represent affiliate instructors whose ranks were not awarded by Jean Jacques Machado, but are recognized within the Jean Jacques Machado Association.

Inquiries regarding individuals claiming rank under Jean Jacques Machado, but not appearing on this list (or rank that differs from what is listed), may be directed to the Academy for verification.

Click on the colored tabs to view the lists. Last Updated: February 18, 2014.

BLACK BELT SIXTH DEGREE
Helio "Soneca" Moreira 7/13      
       

BLACK BELT FIFTH DEGREE
Renato Magno 10/13      
Alexandre Carneiro 7/13    

BLACK BELT FOURTH DEGREE
Richard Norton 3/11      
       

BLACK BELT THIRD DEGREE
Scott Goddard 4/13   Todd White 7/13
David Dunn 7/13   Eddie Bravo 7/13

BLACK BELT SECOND DEGREE
Steve Hartunian 12/10   Jamie Walsh 7/13
Dan Inosanto 6/11 Matt Baker 7/13
Ricco Rodriguez 6/11 Jay Zeballos 7/13
Scott Young 7/12 Dr. Gary Smith 7/13

BLACK BELT FIRST DEGREE
Scott DeWitt 6/11   Ben Thompson 7/12
Vito Brancaccio 6/11 Julio Juarez 11/12
Gary Padilla 12/11 Brent Burniston 11/12
Jimmy Tang 12/11 Wayne Weckhurst 11/12
Mark Mireles 12/11 Darren Desalvo 1/13
Mark Armstrong 12/11 Ryan Greenberg 7/13
Will Leong 12/11 Stewie Moulden * 5/12
Craig Bachamp 7/12    
Bryce Eddy 7/12    

BLACK BELTS
Silvio Pimenta 6/00   Don Newton 5/12
Lou Salseda 6/01 Aaron Briley 7/12
Mike Zeug 12/03 Erick Lopez 7/12
Carlos Valencia 1/04 Yoshi Wada 7/12
Felicia Oh 6/05 Felipe Ruiz 7/12
Fernando Reis 7/10 Joe Rogan 9/12
Leor Sagi 3/11 Marcello DePaoli 11/12
Patrick Becker * 4/11 Tim Antolin 7/13
Adam Sherman 5/11 Charles Reed 11/13
Nazih Khoury 6/11 Jon Meyer 11/13
Christian Derr 7/11 Shawn Meyer 11/13
Dario Bacci 8/11 Bobby Steiner 11/13
Mike Radel 8/11   Jon Dingeldine 11/13
Alex Koustas 12/11   Shane Kreamelmeyer 11/13
Axcel Mannoury 12/11   Isaiah Gathings 11/13
Ron Dupuis 5/12      

BROWN BELTS
Helio Guerra 11/04   Rudy Navarro 7/12
Phil Rivera 8/09 Slava Petuhov 7/12
Leo Martinez 10/10 Derek Davies 7/12
Christian Medina 3/11 Marcel Santos  
Haluki Sadahino 3/11 Fabio Golombek 8/12
Luis Reyes 4/11 Scott Morehouse 11/12
Neal Bernardino 4/11 Abdallah Dabo 11/12
Alex Littwin 10/11 Patrick Higa 4/13
Alfred Sevilla 12/11 Bryan Genesse 7/13
Chris Arriola 12/11 Eric Acha 9/13
Dragos Burecu 12/11 Dr. George Adams * 10/13
David Werner * 3/12 Fausto Perez 12/13
Mike Zeballos 3/12   Greg Kazmirchuk 12/13
Joe Zimmerman 7/12      

PURPLE BELTS
John LaForme 7/04   Jonathan Kaiser 7/12
Andrey Glukhovsky 5/05 Joseph Marcos 7/12
Gabriel Santos 3/06 Dustin Angustain 11/12
Vincent Vongkavivathanakul 10/06 Shakib Nassiri 11/12
Tim Umekubo 2/07 Robert Tamate 3/13
Greg Riggs 6/07 Colin Duffy 4/13
Genaro Resendiz 11/08 Mehran Kamari 7/13
Andrew Vongkavivathanakul 7/09 James Chism 7/13
Rudy Grob 7/09 Leonid Kuperman 7/13
Mike Mendoza 7/09 Sean Landon 9/13
Jon Budd 8/09 Joe Cline 9/13
Gonzo Raymond 2/10 Jordan Retamar 9/13
Manny Reyes 3/10 Stephan Roy * 11/13
Brian Nguyen 3/10 Alejandro Perez 12/13
Ernesto Roco 10/10 Ricardo Perez 12/13
Jim Foster 10/10 Harold Chancellor 12/13
Cody Fanner 10/10 Boaz Brizman  
Jules Teffaha 4/11 Steve Iraggi *  
Gal Ratner 5/11   Chase Iraggi *  
Edson Lima 12/11   Brizono DelFino *  
Rick Bean * 1/12   Kei Maeda  
Joe Magmoon 7/12   Eddie Park  
Guilherme Spitali 7/12      

Black Belt certificate validation

As of December 2010, all Jean Jacques Machado Black Belts have been awarded a Certificate of Rank. Each Certificate of Rank is identifiable by a unique serial number located on the lower right corner of the document. To verify a certificate's authenticity, please enter the serial number below.