Jean Jacques Machado

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Jean-Jacques Machado
Born Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Residence Tarzana, California, United States
Style RCJ Machado Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Teacher(s) Carlos Gracie
Rank          7th Degree Coral Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[1][2]
Notable students Eddie Bravo, Dan Inosanto, Joe Rogan, Richard Norton, Chris D'Elia
Website http://www.jeanjacquesmachado.com

Jean Jacques Machado is one of the five Machado brothers, including Carlos, Roger, Rigan and John, renowned for their Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) skills. Nephews of BJJ co-founder and Master Carlos Gracie, the brothers learned the martial art from an early age.[3]

Machado is known for his grappling skills having won ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships in his weight division plus a runner up in the open division in 2001.[4]

Biography[edit]

Machado was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and suffered birth defects resulting from Amniotic band syndrome, which left him with only the thumb and the little finger on his left hand. Despite this congenital problem, which directly affects the skill of gripping, he began his Jiu-Jitsu training over thirty years ago and 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, Machado arrived in the United States to continue his competitive success. Dominating the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu scene both in the US and in international competition, Machado is one of the most admired and respected Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners in the world today.[5]

On June 6, 2011 in a private ceremony held at the Rickson Gracie Academy in West Los Angeles, Machado was promoted to a 7th degree red-and-black belt.[1] This prestigious promotion is in recognition of Machado's 25 years as a black belt instructor, competitor and champion.[6]

Professional titles[edit]

  • Rio de Janeiro Jiu-Jitsu State Championships
Cruiserweight Champion: 11 consecutive years (1982-1992)
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu National Championships
Cruiserweight Champion: 11 consecutive years (1982-1992)
  • Sambo Wrestling Championships
National and Pan American Cruiserweight Champion
1993 Oklahoma - 1st Place
1994 San Diego, California - 1st Place
  • Grappling Style Challenge Japan
1995 - Champion
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu American Championships
4 consecutive years (1995-1998)
  • Black Belt Super Challenge Championships
1998 - Champion
2000 - Champion
  • Abu Dhabi Submission Wrestling World Championships
1999 - 66k-76k Division Gold Medalist, Most Technical Fighter Award[4]
2000 - 66k-76k Division Silver Medalist
2001 - Absolute Division Silver Medalist, Best Match Award, Fastest Submission Award
2005 - Superfight Runner Up

Instructor lineage[edit]

Jigoro KanoMitsuyo MaedaCarlos Gracie, Sr.Carlos Gracie, Jr. → Jean Jacques Machado

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 0-1 United States Frank Trigg TKO (corner stoppage) VTJ 1998 - Vale Tudo Japan 1998 October 25, 1998 3 0:20 Japan Urayasu, Chiba, Japan

Submission grappling record[edit]

Result Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Notes
Loss United States Dean Lister Points ADCC 2001 Superfight 2001 1
Loss Brazil Ricardo Arona Points ADCC 2001 Absolute 2001 1
Win Brazil Ricardo Almeida Points ADCC 2001 Absolute 2001 1
Win Brazil Marcio Cruz Submission (kneebar) ADCC 2001 Absolute 2001 1
Win Japan Tsuyoshi Kohsaka Submission (armbar) ADCC 2001 Absolute 2001 1
Loss United States Matt Serra Penalty ADCC 2001 -77kg 2001 1
Win Russia Serguei Onishuk Submission (rear naked choke) ADCC 2001 -77kg 2001 1
Loss Brazil Renzo Gracie Advantage ADCC 2000 -77kg 2000 1
Win Brazil Leo Vieira Points ADCC 2000 -77kg 2000 1
Win United States Mikey Burnett Submission (ezekiel choke) ADCC 2000 -77kg 2000 1
Win Brazil Marcio Barbosa Submission (rear naked choke) ADCC 2000 -77kg 2000 1
Win Japan Caol Uno Submission (rear naked choke) ADCC 1999 -77kg 1999 1 4:45
Win Japan Hayato Sakurai Submission (rear naked choke) ADCC 1999 -77kg 1999 1 5:09
Win United States Micah Pittman Submission (rear naked choke) ADCC 1999 -77kg 1999 1 4:00
Win United States Ryan Harvey Submission (rear naked choke) ADCC 1999 -77kg 1999 1 0:44
Win Japan Yuki Nakai Submission (triangle choke) Shooto: Vale Tudo Perception 1995 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "JEAN JACQUES MACHADO PROMOTED - DSTRYRsg". DSTRYRsg. June 8, 2011. Retrieved September 15, 2011. 
  2. ^ T.P. Grant (June 17, 2011). "Jean-Jacques Machado Receives Red/Black Belt From Rickson Gracie". Bloody Elbow. Retrieved June 29, 2011. 
  3. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20090907004014/http://www.carlosmachado.net/Machado-Brazilian-JiuJitsu-Dallas-about.html. Archived from the original on September 7, 2009. Retrieved September 5, 2009.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ a b "ADCC Results". Official ADCC results. Retrieved September 15, 2011. 
  5. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20100211002906/http://www.jeanjacquesmachado.com/biography. Archived from the original on February 11, 2010. Retrieved September 5, 2009.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ "Destroyer Submission Grappling And Brazilian Jiu Jitsu: Jiu Jitsu Is Heritage: Jean Jacques Machado Promoted To Red/Black Belt By Rickson Gracie. The Photos Speak For Themselves". Dstryrsg. 2011-06-08. Retrieved 2016-02-28. 

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