For over 40 years,The Machado Brothers have been dedicated to the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. All five of The Machado Brothers represent one organization, RCJ Machado Jiu-Jitsu. The name RCJ carries the initials of each of the three brothers (“R” Roger, “C” for Carlos and ”J” for John). When you see the letters RCJ, you know it is The One, The Only, The Original…RCJ Machado Jiu-Jitsu!
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 Machado’s 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 Machado’s 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. RCJ Machado Jiu-Jitsu is on a mission to bring the best of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to the World.
RCJ Machado Jiu-Jitsu believes the practice of martial arts, specifically Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, has the ultimate goal of providing students with a tool to improve themselves as individuals by adopting a healthier and more balanced lifestyle. The Machado Brothers strive to pass onto students the Leadership Lessons™ which can enhance their life for decades to come.
The Machado Brothers are living legends in the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. They have dedicated themselves to passing on their expert knowledge to the certified instructors at RCJ Machado Academies. You have the opportunity to train at anywhere you want. Train with the best to be the best martial artist you can be and to learn the Leadership Lessons™ for a happier life.