Professor John Machado

John is the youngest of the five Machado brothers of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He began his training 40 years ago with them and his cousins, the Gracie family and received his black belt from Carlos Gracie Jr.

He dominated the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu circuit, winning every major competitive title from 1982 to 1990. In 1990 he also graduated from Rio Federal College receiving a degree in Environmental Farming.

After graduating, he competed three years later at the Pan American Games in Sambo competitions, becoming champion two consecutive years: 1993 and 1994. John has had numerous movie and television roles such as:
  • “The Ropes” Vin Diesel’s new TV series at FOX(2012)
  • Alienated (2011)
  • Duel of Legends (2011)
  • Redbelt (2008)
  • Brazilian Brawl (2003)
  • Mean Guns (1997)
  • Heatseeker (1995)
  • Kickboxer 4
  • The Aggressor (1994)
  • Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995)

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Professor John Machado

John also had a role in the television series Walker Texas Ranger, as himself. John produced and starred in the Brazilian Brawl.

The following people were cast in his film: martial arts legend Dan Inosanto, acclaimed actor Geoffrey Lewis, musician Rikki Rockett and brothers Carlos Machado, Jean Jacques Machado, Rigan Machado, and Roger Machado.
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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Professor John Machado in Allen, TX


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Professor John Machado in Allen, TX
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Professor John Machado in Allen, TX

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