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Your Students Crave More - Here's How to Light Their Fire
You love teaching BJJ but lately your students are losing their fire. Their skills have plateaued, energy is declining, and you struggle to keep them motivated.
Your academy isn’t attracting as many new students either. You want to reignite their passion so they fall in love with BJJ again. More than anything, you want to see them achieve their potential. But stagnation has set in and it’s affecting everything.
You’ve tried different approaches without success. Your students need inspiration from a fellow black belt who speaks their language. They need the catalyst to ignite their inner fire again and get unstuck. You want to provide the premier BJJ training experience. But without an injection of new energy and world-class instruction, you can’t get them to the next level.
Meet the Ambassadors
Tier 1 - $3,000 + Airfare & hotel
Carlos Machado 8th Degree Coral Belt
A pioneer of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in America, Master Carlos Machado arrived from Brazil in the 1990s, forming the Carlos Machado Jiu-Jitsu Association, one of the world’s strongest BJJ organizations. Known as the “Godfather of Jiu-Jitsu” in Texas, he introduced the art to the region where most lineages trace back to him. A Hall of Fame instructor, his technical excellence and advancement of BJJ in America cemented his reputation. Master Machado’s legacy continues through his association, instructors, and students worldwide.
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.
Tier 2 - $2,500 + Airfare & hotel
Marcio Santos 6th Degree Black Belt
Marcos Santos 6th Degree Black Belt
Professor Marcos Santos, a representative for the Machado brothers and descendants of the Gracie Grand Masters, began Gracie Brazilian jiu jitsu at age 5. With 47 years in the discipline and 28 years leading a U.S. academy, he’s a seasoned instructor. After establishing his first NYC academy in 1997, it was closed post-9/11, prompting his move to Fort Worth, Texas, where he now runs a Machado BJJ Academy. With a sixth-degree black belt from the Machado brothers, Marcos is deeply committed to community service and fostering personal growth in his students.
Tier 3 - $2,000 + Airfare & hotel
Eddie Avelar 4th Degree Black Belt
Armando Sanchez 3rd Degree Black Belt
Ty Garrett 3rd Degree Black Belt
Kevin Henderson 3rd Degree Black Belt
Jason Sampson 3rd degree black belt
Jason Sampson is the owner and head instructor at Sampson Jiu Jitsu Academy. He credits Jiu Jitsu with saving his life and believes in the principles of hard work and self-belief. Raised in a tough neighborhood, Jason found direction through wrestling at age 12, eventually becoming an All-American wrestler. He discovered Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) in Oklahoma City, training under Rafael Lovato Jr. and Sr., and won the Pan American Championship in 2006.