I got invited to attend one of the Machado Brother gatherings in Farmer’s Branch, TX by Master Carlos Machado.  Of course I accepted!  It was a very informative two days of jiu jitsu training that covered a wide variety of techniques and strategies.  What struck me as most interesting was the more principle based practice as compared to other jiu jitsu seminars where a progression or random variety of techniques were taught.  Brothers Carlos, Roger, and John were present and taught throughout the weekend.  The atmosphere was friendly and cooperative and taught in a family-oriented environment vice a competitive environment that one might experience in more MMA-focused schools.  It was time well spent, and I would recommend training with any of the Machado brothers if given the opportunity.  First class all the way!