Rigan Machado

Professor Rigan Machado is a living legend in the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and is considered by many to be the greatest grappler to ever walk the face of the planet. As a member of the "World Famous" Machado Brothers, he helped introduce a whole new generation to the martial art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and made some real good friends along the way such Chuck Norris & Dan Inosanto (Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu).
Professor Machado has dedicated his whole life to the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He began training at the age of 5 with his cousins, The Gracie Family, and like all children took it more as a game than really as something he wanted to do for the rest of his life. He started to take training and competing more serious at the age of 14. This is the time where Rigan would start to train everyday on the mat. His training sessions were all very technical and intensive under the eye of his two instructors Rolles Gracie and Carlos Gracie Jr. He also trained with his other cousins such Rickson Gracie, Rocian Gracie, Rillion Gracie, his uncle Carlson Gracie, and his brothers.
Professor Machado began competing at the world championship level at age of 14, and won his first Brazilian National Championship in yellow belt division. The Brazilian National Championship was the world championships at the time since the Brazilian Confederation had not been established by Carlos Gracie Jr. He achieved his legendary stature at the world championship level by amassing a record the likes have never been seen again. From the age of 14 through 21, Professor Machado won the World Championships every year and every belt division. He amassed a record of 365 wins and no losses in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition. He also created a record by having 19 matches in one day and finishing all of them by submission. He has also competed and won in other styles of grappling such as Judo and Sambo in which he took 2nd place in the World Championships.
Professor Machado is one of the most unique and interesting people in the martial of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu because of the desire he has to bring the best out of all his student He has taken pride in the fact that he will always be a student of the art and he will always make sure that his student receive the best from him at all time. He has now become a world renown instructor and now wants to teach you the teachings of his legendary career.

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 | Featured on the Cover of Magazine  | Martial Arts Success | 2/2007 |  Magazine Publication  | 

 | Featured on the Cover of Magazine  | Inside Karate | 10/1988 |  Magazine Publication  | 

Oct 1988 Inside Karate Magazine

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