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 Black Belt ranks may include students who are no longer current, as a result their rank is recognized from the point in which they stopped training.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: August 12, 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   Eddie Bravo 7/13
David Dunn 7/13   Dan Inosanto 7/14
Todd White 7/13      

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

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

BLACK BELTS
Silvio Pimenta 6/00   Yoshi Wada 7/12
Lou Salseda 6/01 Felipe Ruiz 7/12
Mike Zeug 12/03 Joe Rogan 9/12
Carlos Valencia 1/04 Marcello DePaoli 11/12
Felicia Oh 6/05 Tim Antolin 7/13
Fernando Reis 7/10 Charles Reed 11/13
Leor Sagi 3/11 Jon Meyer 11/13
Patrick Becker * 4/11 Shawn Meyer 11/13
Christian Derr 7/11 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   Luis Reyes 7/14
Don Newton 5/12   Neal Bernardino 7/14
Aaron Briley 7/12   Dragos Burecu 7/14
Erick Lopez 7/12      

BROWN BELTS
Helio Guerra 11/04   Scott Morehouse 11/12
Phil Rivera 8/09 Abdallah Dabo 11/12
Leo Martinez 10/10 Patrick Higa 4/13
Christian Medina 3/11 Bryan Genesse 7/13
Haluki Sadahino 3/11 Eric Acha 9/13
Alex Littwin 10/11 Dr. George Adams 10/13
Alfred Sevilla 12/11 Fausto Perez 12/13
Chris Arriola 12/11 Greg Kazmirchuk 12/13
David Werner * 3/12 Jim Foster 7/14
Mike Zeballos 3/12 Jon Budd 7/14
Joe Zimmerman 7/12 Jules Teffaha 7/14
Rudy Navarro 7/12 Boaz Brizman 7/14
Slava Petuhov 7/12   Rudy Grob 7/14
Derek Davies 7/12   Greggo Hamilton 7/14
Marcel Santos     Steve Iraggi 8/14
Fabio Golombek 8/12   Chase Iraggi 8/14

PURPLE BELTS
John LaForme 7/04   Colin Duffy 4/13
Andrey Glukhovsky 5/05 Mehran Kamari 7/13
Gabriel Santos 3/06 James Chism 7/13
Vincent Vongkavivathanakul 10/06 Leonid Kuperman 7/13
Tim Umekubo 2/07 Sean Landon 9/13
Greg Riggs 6/07 Joe Cline 9/13
Genaro Resendiz 11/08 Jordan Retamar 9/13
Andrew Vongkavivathanakul 7/09 Stephan Roy * 11/13
Mike Mendoza 7/09 Alejandro Perez 12/13
Gonzo Raymond 2/10 Ricardo Perez 12/13
Manny Reyes 3/10 Harold Chancellor 12/13
Brian Nguyen 3/10 Eric Medina 3/14
Ernesto Roco 10/10 Joseph Hauss 3/14
Cody Fanner 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 Brizono DelFino *  
Guilherme Spitali 7/12   Kei Maeda  
Jonathan Kaiser 7/12   Eddie Park  
Joseph Marcos 7/12      
Dustin Angustain 11/12      
Shakib Nassiri 11/12      
Robert Tamate 3/13      

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.