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Welcome to Martial Arts of NC

WHO WE ARE

Our Academy is North Carolina’s Premier Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Dojo. Our main instructor, Professor Michael Donvito, is a 5th Degree Black Belt and the highest ranking active black belt in the state. Our methods will improve your technique and take your training to a higher level.

Our “At Your School” programs suit any age, ability, and need. Our unique programming allows us to come to you. We have several successful Brazilian Jiu Jitsu programs in private schools throughout North Carolina.

Our Home School classes provide the opportunity for home school age children to enjoy all the benefits of this great sport every Wednesday afternoon.

Our Children's Adaptive Program for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu provides Therapeutic Recreation for children through Martial Arts. Make an appointment with us so we can assess your family’s goals.

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Schedule

11/20/2022 - 11/26/2022

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Sunday

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Monday

11:30am - 1:00pm

Adult Lunchtime Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Eric Parker
4:30pm - 5:00pm

Children's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Ages 4-6

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Children's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Ages 7-15

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Self Defense *By Appointment Only*

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Adult Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

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Tuesday

4:30pm - 5:00pm

Children's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Ages 4-6

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Children's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Ages 7-15

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Adult Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

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Wednesday

1:00pm - 1:30pm

Homeschool Children's Brazilian Jiu JItsu Ages 4-6

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Homeschool Children's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Ages 7-15

4:30pm - 5:00pm

Children's Submission Grappling Ages 4-6

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Children's Submission Grappling Ages 7-15

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Adult Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

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Thursday

4:30pm - 5:00pm

Children's Submission Grappling Ages 4-6

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Children's Submission Grappling Ages 7-15

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Adult Submission Grappling

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Friday

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Emotional Well-Being And Adaptive Program *By Appointment Only*

Catlyn Rogers
5:00pm - 6:00pm

Self Defense *By Appointment Only*

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Adult Submission Grappling

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Saturday

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Adult Open Mat

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Children's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Ages 7-15

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Self Defense *By Appointment Only*

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About Carlos Machado

Carlos started martial arts at the age of four. He currently holds the highest rank of this style in the Southwest, Ninth Degree Black Belt. His main instructor throughout his life was his cousin Carlos Gracie, Jr. but he has also trained with Helio Gracie, Carlson Gracie, Rolls Gracie, Rickson Gracie, Crolin Gracie, Rillion Gracie and his brothers. While in Brazil, he successfully competed in several tournaments at both the state and national level.

Life in the US

In April 1994 he moved to Los Angeles, California. There he met martial arts movie star Chuck Norris, who was instrumental in promoting Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and the Machado family. Mr. Norris has been one of the greatest advocates of Machado Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Carlos lived in Los Angeles until the end of 1995, when he moved to Dallas, Texas where he taught Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu out of the same building in which Chuck Norris’ television show “Walker, Texas Ranger” was filmed. This allowed Mr. Machado to teach at his studio and also take part in over 20 episodes of the popular show. He often assisted on choreographing fight scenes with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Chuck Norris earned his Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu directly from Carlos Machado.Master Machado is a world class competitor. He dominated he BJJ tournament scene for decades compiling an impressive career of victories.

Accomplishments

State & National BJJ Champion from 1982 to 1993
Pan American of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 1997 & 1998
U.S Open 1998 & 1999
World Master’s Championships 2000 (two weight divisions)
Middle weight and open class

History of the Machado Brothers

Nephews to one of the founders of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, late master “Carlos Gracie”, The Machado Brothers learned from an early age the martial art that eventually exploded all over the world. The Machados 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 Machados 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 from martial arts magazines around the world. Besides the media coverage, The Brothers have also published instructional books, comic books, DVD series, TV documentaries, etc. CMJJ Machado Jiu-Jitsu is on a mission to bring the best of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to the World.

Deal of the Month!

Deal of the Month!

November!

All shark shirts by one for $20, buy two for $30, and buy three for $40!

Brand new supper soft styles available!

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Adopt A Cop

Adopt A Cop

To address critical gaps in the department-funded training of front line police officers by partnering with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gyms across the country to provide free or reduced rate memberships to police officers.  Officers are sponsored until they achieve the rank of blue belt, which typically takes 12-18 months.

Police officers often find themselves in volatile situations which can quickly turn deadly. In these combative situations, being the more skilled grappler allows the officer a greater amount of control over the situation, which decreases the likelihood of injury or death for both officer and suspect.

Being a police officer is one of the most selfless, dangerous, and important jobs in our world today.  Investing in our officers is an investment in our communities.  Adopt A Cop BJJ aims to create a more resilient and more effective police force, improve police relations around our country, and ultimately reduce the incidence of police-involved shootings and deaths.

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