Master Jean Jacques Machado


Master Jean Jacques Machado is a legendary figure in the world of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Master Jean Jacques is a 7th degree coral belt under another legendary figure in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Master Rickson Gracie.

Master Jean Jacques, along with his 4 brothers, were born into the Jiu Jitsu lifestyle. Master Jean Jacques Machdo’s aunt married Carlos Gracie Sr., one of the founders of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. As such, Master Jean Jacques and his brothers grew up with Gracie cousins completely immersed in the Jiu Jitsu lifestyle. Master Jean Jacques did not learn Jiu Jitsu growing up. He lived Jiu Jitsu.

Master Jean Jacques is one of the most sought after Jiu Jitsu instructors in the world. He has taught a number of celebrity students from his school in Los Angeles. Some of his notable students include, Chuck Norris, Keanu Reeves and Joe Rogan.

Along with his celebrity students, Master Jean Jacques also maintains a world wide network of affiliate schools through the Jean Jacques Machado Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association.

Peninsula Self Defense is the only official Jean Jacques Machado Brazilian JIu Jitsu Association school in Northern California.

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