History of Machado Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)

History of Machado Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)

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The Machado family is prominent family in the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), and they have made significant contributions to the art’s growth and development. The Machado brothers are known for their expertise in BJJ, and they have played a crucial role in spreading the art both in Brazil and internationally.

The Machado brothers—Carlos, Roger, Rigan, Jean-Jacques, John, and Carlos Jr.—are cousins of the Gracie family, and like the Gracies, they have been influential in the evolution of BJJ. Here’s an overview of the Machado family’s contribution to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu:

Training with the Gracies:

Emphasis on Different Aspects:

Expansion in the United States:

Innovation and Teaching:

Competitive Success:

Individual Achievements:


In summary, the Machado family has played a significant role in the development and popularization of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, both in Brazil and around the world. Their contributions have added diversity and depth to the art, and the Machado lineage remains an integral part of the broader BJJ community.

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