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The Machado Legacy

For over 55 years, Master Carlos and The Machado Brothers have been dedicated to the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

For over 50 years, Master Carlos and The Machado Brothers have been dedicated to the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Nephews to one of the founders of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the late Master Carlos Gracie. Master Carlos Machado and The Machado Brothers learned, from an early age, the martial art that eventually exploded in popularity all over the world.

Master Carlos & The Machado Brothers began their training at the legendary Gracie Academy where they were taught and mentored directly by their Uncle, Grandmaster Helio Gracie. All of the Machado brothers spent a lot of time at the Gracie Compound with all of the Gracie kids. They played together, ate together, trained together and simply grew up together.

The Machado’s had the honor to learn from the founder of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the late Carlos Gracie Sr., and several of their cousins in the Gracie family. In addition to the nuances of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the Machado’s also incorporated in their teaching the philosophy preached by late Master Carlos Gracie, one of humility and service, illustrated by the motto “LEAVE YOUR EGO AT THE DOOR”.

Each brother has accomplished remarkable success on their own right, both as competitors and instructors, winning national, pan-american and world titles. Occasionally, they have ventured into the entertainment world with multiple appearances on TV shows and motion pictures. They have been portrayed on hundreds of magazine covers, and have been featured in many articles from martial arts magazines around the world.

Besides the media coverage, Master Carlos and The Machado Brothers have also published instructional books, comic books, DVD series’, TV documentaries, etc. Master Carlos Machado and The Machado Brothers are on a mission to bring the best of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to the World.

Master Carlos and The Machado Brothers believe that the practice of martial arts, specifically Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, has the opportunity to provide students with a tool to improve themselves as individuals by adopting a healthier and more balanced lifestyle. Master Carlos and The Machado Brothers strive to pass onto students the Leadership Lessons™ which can enhance their life for decades to come.

Master Carlos and The Machado Brothers are living legends in the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. They have dedicated themselves to passing on their expert knowledge to the certified instructors at their academies.

You have the opportunity to train anywhere you want. Train with the best, to become the best martial artist you can be and to learn the Leadership Lessons™ for a happier life.

“I am not here to teach martial arts, but to change people's lives!”

Who is Master Carlos Machado?

Carlos Machado is one of the pioneers of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in the United States of America. Currently an 8th degree Coral Belt, Carlos Machado came to the USA in the early 1990’s with his brothers. After many years of leadership and growth, Master Carlos has formed the Carlos Machado Jiu-Jitsu Association: one of the strongest and fastest growing BJJ organizations in the world today.

Today, Carlos Machado is a Hall of Fame instructor of Jiu-Jitsu and known in Texas and the Southwest region of The United States as the “Godfather of Jiu-Jitsu”. Before Carlos Machado relocated to the Dallas-Forth Worth, Texas area, nobody there was teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Today most of the BJJ lineage in the Southwest can be traced back to Master Carlos Machado.

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Master Carlos Machado’s legendary academy is located in North Dallas, Farmers Branch, Texas where he teaches all of his students from kids and teens, to women and men. Master Carlos actively trains with all of his students, especially his black belts who are always developing and progressing under the direct supervision and tutelage of their Master who is known as a true legend of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

In addition to founding one most successful Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academies in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Master Carlos has also been extremely successful as a coach of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes who compete and fight professionally.

He has also promoted to Black Belt some high profile BJJ practitioners such as Rafael Lovato Junior (Current 8/2019 Bellator Champion), Travis Lutter (Winner of The Ultimate Fighter and UFC Veteran) Anthony Perosh and Elvis Sinosic (both UFC Veterans and IBJJF World Champions) and dozens of others black belts who not only have had a great deal of success in MMA and competitive BJJ, but also own and operate very successful academies.

A proud father of 4 awesome children, and a husband to his wife Lindsay, Carlos Machado is currently an 8th degree Coral Belt and is the head of one of the largest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu organizations in the world: the Carlos Machado Jiu-Jitsu Association.

One of the main goals of Master Carlos Machado is to simply make the “Average Student, Above Average”. His mission is also to teach his instructors to be the best they can be by mentoring them and instilling in them a solid foundation on many levels, which will greatly benefit not only their own students, but also themselves individually on and off the mats and will ultimately enable successful operation of the many premium Carlos Machado Jiu-Jitsu Academies in the United States and around the world.

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