|Current region||United States|
|Notable members||John Machado|
The "Machado Family" (also known as the Machado Brothers) are a family of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners, mixed martial artists and Grapplers. They are the founders of RCJ Machado Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and are cousins to the Gracie family. Their familial ties to the Gracie family are through their mother's sister, who was married to Carlos Gracie the founder of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. They are according to age, Carlos Machado, Roger Machado, Rigan Machado, Jean Jacques Machado and John Machado. The Machados have opened Brazilian jiu-jitsu schools throughout the United States.
The Machados were taught mainly by Carlos Gracie Jr., Rolls Gracie and Carlos Gracie. The Machados also trained with Helio Gracie, Carlson Gracie, Rickson Gracie, Crolin Gracie and Rilion Gracie. From there the Machados would develop a Brazilian jiu-jitsu that would be called RCJ Machado Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Carlos opened up schools in Texas, Oklahoma, Florida, Philadelphia, North Carolina, New York, Rhode Island, Mississippi, South Carolina, Georgia, England, France, Australia, Mexico and Michigan. Jean Jacques Machado, Roger Machado, Rigan Machado, and John Machado currently run schools in California.
As a family they have held titles in every competition they have entered. They are known for their success in Pan American Games, ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship, The Brazilian National Championships, Brazilian jiu-jitsu National Championships, Brazilian jiu-jitsu American Championships, and Rio de Janeiro Jiu-Jitsu State Championships. The most recent family champions have been Rigan Machado, Jean Jacques Machado and Carlos Machado. The most successful Machados in Brazilian jiu-jitsu Competition are Rigan Machado, with an amazing record of 365 wins and Jean Jacques Machado, who is a multiple time ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship medalist (Gold, Silver(X2)).
The family now trains BJJ competitors and mixed martial arts fighters in organizations such as UFC, WEC, and Strikeforce. Carlos has awarded black belts to BJJ Champion Rafael Lovato Jr. and former UFC Middleweight Contender Travis Lutter. Rigan has awarded black belts to notable students Erik Paulson, Dan Inosanto, Jair Muniz and Chuck Norris. Additionally, Rigan Machado was one of the original teachers in Rorion Gracie's garage in Torrance, CA in the early days of Brazilian jiu-jitsu in America  and has awarded black belts to 6 of the original "dirty dozen" (the first 12 non-Brazilian students to receive black belts in the art). These notable members of the "Dirty Dozen" include John Will, Bob Bass, Chris Haueter, IBJJF Senior Division/Pan American Champion David Meyer, Rick Williams and Rick Minter. Jean-Jacques had also helped in awarding black belts to John Will and Dan Inosanto with Rigan, and has also awarded black belts to No Gi proponent Eddie Bravo, Comedian & UFC Commentator Joe Rogan, Women's World champion Felicia Oh, and former UFC heavyweight champion Ricco Rodriguez.
- Carlos Machado - 8th Degree Red & Black belt. Oldest of the five brothers.
- Roger Machado- 7th Degree Red & Black Belt. Second oldest among the brothers.
- Rigan Machado - 8th Degree Red & Black Belt. Third oldest of the five brothers. From the age of 14 through 21, Rigan won the Brazilian National Championships every year and in every belt division. His record stands at 365 wins and 2 losses.
- Jean Jacques Machado - 7th Degree Red & Black Belt. Fourth oldest of the five brothers. He held the Rio de Janeiro Jiu-Jitsu State Championships Cruiser Weight Champion and Brazilian jiu-jitsu National Championships Cruiser Weight Champion from 1982 to 1992.
- John Machado - 6th Degree Black Belt. Youngest of the five brothers. From 1993-1994 Pan American Games Sambo champion.
Movies & Television
For the past several years each of the brothers has worked in the film and television industry acting and choreographing fight scenes. In 2003 all five brothers starred together in the straight to video release "Brazilian Brawl".
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- "Rigan Machado". BJJ Heroes BJJ Fighter Database. March 26, 2015. Retrieved March 26, 2015.
- "Old School: The "Dirty Dozen", the First 12 Non-Brazilian Black Belts". Eastern European BJJ. September 1, 2014. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
- IMDB >> Brazilian Brawl. URL accessed on April 4, 2010.
- Brazilian Brawl Movie Trailer. URL accessed on April 4, 2010.