“On the mat Machado is a flawless technician who makes it all seem effortless. . . . He is a fantastic teacher who truly leads by example. It is an honor to be his student and his friend.” —Joe Rogan, host of Fear Factor
Known for his superior technical abilities and his unique and innovative moves, Jean Jacques Machado now presents his entire Brazilian jiu-jitsu system in book form for the first time. Detailed is a complete repertoire of jiu-jitsu moves to handle any situation that arises, whether on the mat or on the street. Techniques are not presented in isolation, but rather through a series of moves that guide practitioners from an initial threat or opportunity all the way through to a submission hold. The subtle interplay between various strategies is depicted, allowing students to choose the right attack or defense every time. More than 100 step-by-step martial arts positions are demonstrated.
About the Author
Jean Jacques Machado is a sixth-degree black belt and the head instructor at the RCJ Machado Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Tarzana, California. He is a defense tactics consultant to the Los Angeles Police Department, an advisor to the Navy's Special Warfare Development Group, and an instructor for the Navy Seals. He lives in Los Angeles. Kid Peligrois a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and the winner of two World Masters titles. He is a columnist for Grappling and Gracie, the coauthor of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Self-Defense Techniques, and author of The Gracie Way: An Illustrated History of the World's Greatest Martial Arts Family. He lives in San Diego, California.