Biography: Portrait of a Champion
Master Jean Jacques Machado - Head Instructor
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Jean Jacques Machado is one of five brothers of the world-renown Machado Brazilian jiu-jitsu family.
Machado began his jiu-jitsu training more than thirty 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, he is one of the most admired and respected Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioners in the world.
Machadoâ€™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, 3 best-selling books and his Global Online Training Program. He has just released his fourth book "The Grappler's Handbook Vol. 2 Tactics for Defense" as well as four mobile web applications "JJ Machado iTechniques Volume 1" and "Best of Online Training 3 Vol. Series" now available on iTunes.