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 Black Belt ranks may include students who are no longer current, as a result their rank is recognized from the point in which they stopped training.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: January 8, 2015.

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   Eddie Bravo 7/13
David Dunn 7/13   Dan Inosanto 7/14
Todd White 7/13      

BLACK BELT SECOND DEGREE
Steve Hartunian 12/10   Dr. Gary Smith 7/13
Ricco Rodriguez 6/11 Scott DeWitt 7/14
Scott Young 7/12 Mark Armstrong 7/14
Jamie Walsh 7/13 Gary Padilla 7/14
Matt Baker 7/13   Mark Mireles 12/14
Jay Zeballos 7/13      

BLACK BELT FIRST DEGREE
Vito Brancaccio 6/11   Darren Desalvo 1/13
Jimmy Tang 12/11 Ryan Greenberg 7/13
Will Leong 12/11 Stewie Moulden 5/12
Craig Bachamp 7/12 Adam Sherman 7/14
Bryce Eddy 7/12 Nazih Khoury 7/14
Ben Thompson 7/12 Dario Bacci 8/14
Julio Juarez 11/12 Patrick Becker * 10/14
Brent Burniston 11/12 Mike Radel 12/14
Wayne Weckhurst 11/12      

BLACK BELTS
Silvio Pimenta 6/00   Jon Meyer 11/13
Lou Salseda 6/01 Shawn Meyer 11/13
Mike Zeug 12/03 Bobby Steiner 11/13
Carlos Valencia 1/04 Jon Dingeldine 11/13
Felicia Oh 6/05 Shane Kreamelmeyer 11/13
Fernando Reis 7/10 Isaiah Gathings 11/13
Leor Sagi 3/11 Luis Reyes 7/14
Christian Derr 7/11 Neal Bernardino 7/14
Alex Koustas 12/11 Dragos Burecu 7/14
Axcel Mannoury 12/11 Mike Zeballos 8/14
Ron Dupuis 5/12 Jill Baker 9/14
Don Newton 5/12 Christian Medina 12/14
Aaron Briley 7/12   Haluki Sadahino 12/14
Erick Lopez 7/12   Alex Littwin 12/14
Yoshi Wada 7/12   Alfred Sevilla 12/14
Felipe Ruiz 7/12   Chris Arriola 12/14
Joe Rogan 9/12   Slava Petuhov 12/14
Marcello DePaoli 11/12   Marcel Santos 12/14
Tim Antolin 7/13   Bryan Genesse 12/14
Charles Reed 11/13      

BROWN BELTS
Helio Guerra 11/04   Fausto Perez 12/13
Phil Rivera 8/09 Greg Kazmirchuk 12/13
Leo Martinez 10/10 Jim Foster 7/14
David Werner * 3/12 Jon Budd 7/14
Joe Zimmerman 7/12 Jules Teffaha 7/14
Rudy Navarro 7/12 Boaz Brizman 7/14
Derek Davies 7/12 Rudy Grob 7/14
Fabio Golombek 8/12 Greggo Hamilton 7/14
Scott Morehouse 11/12 Steve Iraggi 8/14
Abdallah Dabo 11/12 Chase Iraggi 8/14
Patrick Higa 4/13 Cody Fanner 12/14
Eric Acha 9/13    
Dr. George Adams 10/13      

PURPLE BELTS
John LaForme 7/04   Mehran Kamari 7/13
Andrey Glukhovsky 5/05 James Chism 7/13
Gabriel Santos 3/06 Leonid Kuperman 7/13
Vincent Vongkavivathanakul 10/06 Sean Landon 9/13
Tim Umekubo 2/07 Joe Cline 9/13
Greg Riggs 6/07 Jordan Retamar 9/13
Genaro Resendiz 11/08 Stephan Roy * 11/13
Andrew Vongkavivathanakul 7/09 Alejandro Perez 12/13
Mike Mendoza 7/09 Ricardo Perez 12/13
Gonzo Raymond 2/10 Harold Chancellor 12/13
Manny Reyes 3/10 Eric Medina 3/14
Brian Nguyen 3/10 Joseph Hauss 3/14
Ernesto Roco 10/10 Leo LeFay 5/14
Gal Ratner 5/11 Hillary LeFay 5/14
Edson Lima 12/11 Edward Beck 7/14
Rick Bean * 1/12 Louis Duenas 7/14
Joe Magmoon 7/12 Anthony Kaufman 12/14
Guilherme Spitali 7/12 Al Noiwangmuang 12/14
Jonathan Kaiser 7/12   Dexter Punzalan 12/14
Joseph Marcos 7/12   Quintin Vassiliou  
Dustin Angustain 11/12   Brizono DelFino *  
Shakib Nassiri 11/12   Kei Maeda  
Robert Tamate 3/13   Eddie Park  
Colin Duffy 4/13      

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.