Master Carlos and The Machado Brothers: The Machado Legacy


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For over 50 years, Master Carlos and The Machado Brothers have been dedicated to the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Carlos Machado near Carrollton

For over 50 years, Master Carlos and The Machado Brothers have been dedicated to the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Nephews to one of the founders of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the late Master Carlos Gracie. Master Carlos Machado and The Machado Brothers learned, from an early age, the martial art that eventually exploded in popularity all over the world.

Master Carlos & The Machado Brothers began their training at the legendary Gracie Academy where they were taught and mentored directly by their Uncle, Grandmaster Helio Gracie. All of the Machado brothers spent a lot of time at the Gracie Compound with all of the Gracie kids. They played together, ate together, trained together and simply grew up together.

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, and have been featured in many articles from martial arts magazines around the world.

Besides the media coverage, Master Carlos and The Machado Brothers have also published instructional books, comic books, DVD series’, TV documentaries, etc. Master Carlos Machado and The Machado Brothers are on a mission to bring the best of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to the World.

Master Carlos and The Machado Brothers believe that the practice of martial arts, specifically Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, has the opportunity to provide students with a tool to improve themselves as individuals by adopting a healthier and more balanced lifestyle. Master Carlos and The Machado Brothers strive to pass onto students the Leadership Lessons™ which can enhance their life for decades to come.

Master Carlos and 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 their academies.

You have the opportunity to train anywhere you want. Train with the best, to become the best martial artist you can be and to learn the Leadership Lessons™ for a happier life.

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