Carlos Machado’s Infinite Jiu Jitsu DVD Series Master Carlos Machado, nephew to Jiu Jitsu founder Carlos Gracie, has been releasing old video instructionals on his YouTube channel. The quality of instruction is excellent as Master Carlos covers positional techniques and shares some great tips and principles that will accelerate your Jiu Jitsu. This is his Infinite Jiu Jitsu DVD series that... Read more

Carlos Machado Mount Escapes and Guard Passing Master Carlos Machado, nephew of Jiu Jitsu founder Carlos Gracie, has been uploading some old instructional videos recently on his YouTube channel. I'll post links to all of them as I think they are simply excellent. Thanks to Master Carlos for these. I've gotten to train with him several times over the years at... Read more

Another trip through Texas

While we were still on the road and traveling in our RV fulltime back in June of last year, I had the opportunity to again stop in and train with Saad Al-Aziz and his wife, Suay, at their school, Semper Fortis Jiu Jitsu, in San Antonio. San Antonio has a special place for my wife... Read more

Rickson vs Zulu In 1980, Rickson Gracie, Hélio Gracie’s third biological son, faced Rei Zulu in his first ever vale tudo match. The fight lasted 12 minutes. Zulu tossed Rickson out of the ring three times. For most of the fight, Zulu, who was much bigger, manhandled Rickson. Legend says Zulu faced and beat over 100 men before facing... Read more

Gracie vs Kimura On October 23, 1951, Helio Gracie faced Masahiko Kimura who outweighed him by nearly 80 lbs. It was the first time that a jiu-jitsu world championship match would be held outside of Japan. Kimura was so confident of victory that he declared that if Helio could last for more than 3 minutes, he should... Read more