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A Weekend of Intensive Training with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Masters

Step into the world of grappling like never before at Carlos Machado’s Winter Camp, an exclusive event designed for martial arts enthusiasts of all levels. Scheduled for February 3rd and 4th, 2023, at 2201 Midway Rd Apt 312, Carrollton, TX 75006, this camp promises an enriching and intense learning experience.

BONUS DAY: February 2nd Gi Session w/ Master Machado
Event Dates: February 3rd, 2024
Location: 2201 Midway Rd STE 312, Carrollton, TX 75006


Event Rashguard included

Essential for the 2024 NoGi Winter Training Camp. This robust and superior rashguard suits all martial arts enthusiasts. Its design prominently showcases the CMJJ Association, 10th Planet, and CSW Association, celebrating the mastery of Master Machado, Professor Erik Paulson, and Professor Brandon McCaghren. This rashguard is more than just clothing; it represents a dedication to martial arts superiority, embodying the camp’s philosophy of intelligent training and learning from esteemed titans.

REGISTER BEFORE 10 January to get Event Rashguard


BONUS DAY – Gi Session w/ Master Machado

February 2nd 5PM-8PM: Gi Training: Featuring Master Carlos Machado

NoGi Main Event

February 3rd 9AM-8PM: A full day of intensive training, divided into three segments:

  • Morning (9AM – 12PM): Led by Professor Brandon, Instruction Focus: Truck and Twister.
  • Afternoon (1PM – 4PM): Master Carlos Machado 360 Arm Attack Game: Transitions, positions targeting elbows and shoulders.
  • Evening (5PM – 8 PM): Erik Paulson blends the lessons of Professor Brandon & Master Carlos through a fusion of catch wrestling and BJJ attack systems.

Master Carlos Machado

Carlos Machado, born on November 9, 1963, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is a celebrated world master’s champion in Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) and the eldest of the renowned five Machado Brothers. He started martial arts at age four, mainly trained by his cousin Carlos Gracie Jr., alongside other prominent Gracie family members. In Brazil, Carlos was a dominant competitor, winning state and national championships for a decade. After moving to the USA in 1994, he formed a significant connection with martial arts movie star Chuck Norris, who helped promote Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and the Machado family. Carlos has won numerous prestigious titles, including the Pan American of Brazilian jiu-jitsu and the World Master’s Championships. Now an Eighth Degree Black Belt, he is known as the “godfather” of Brazilian jiu-jitsu in Texas and has built a vast network of affiliate schools worldwide. Carlos has also been inducted into multiple Martial Arts Halls of Fame, acknowledging his contributions to martial arts and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Professor Erik Paulson

Erik began his martial arts journey with Judo at age eight but shifted to striking arts like Taekwondo, Boxing, and Karate after a self-defense incident. He later diversified his training under renowned instructors Dan Inosanto, Gene Lebell, and Benny Urquidez in California, learning a wide array of styles including Kickboxing, Jeet Kune Do, and Muay Thai. In 1988, Erik returned to grappling, studying Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with the Gracie family. He also delved into Shoot Wrestling and Catch Wrestling, training under Yorinaga Nakamura and Billy Robinson, respectively. Erik’s involvement in Shooto began after connecting with Satoru Sayama, leading to his first fight in 1993 where he submitted Kazuhiro Kusayanagi. Though interested in competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, he instead cornered Royce Gracie, as the Gracies chose Royce to represent their style in the competition.

Professor Brandon McCaghren

First to introduce the 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu system in the Southeastern United States, Brandon has since developed a notable presence in the Jiu-Jitsu community. His educational content on platforms like YouTube and Instagram has attracted a substantial audience, with each channel exceeding 150,000 subscribers, and his Facebook following surpassing 100,000.

The creator of the Professional Grappling Federation, Brandon has introduced a unique sports league to the Jiu-Jitsu world, emphasizing both competitiveness and professionalism. His insights into the sport have also led to roles as a color commentator for major Jiu-Jitsu promotions, including ADCC, EBI, CJJ, AIGA, Subversiv, and the PGF.

At 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu Decatur, which was recognized as the top academy in the 10th Planet system in 2014, Brandon’s focus has been on fostering a team that excels both in skill and sportsmanship. His teaching extends internationally, with seminars conducted in various countries, sharing his knowledge and experience with a global audience.

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