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.
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.