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

Takemusu and BJJ

What is Takemusu? Takemusu is an Aikido-derived term and concept that was developed by Aikido's founder, Morihei Ueshiba. He referred to this as an aikidoka's spontaneous generation of new techniques in reaction to a variety of situations (my words and interpretation). A further explanation may be from a description of what it isn't. That is,... Read more

Cross Body Escapes with Master Carlos Machado

Master Carlos is a phenomenal teacher.  I've had the opportunity to train with him in a seminar environment as well as at his home academy in Farmers Branch, TX during one of his affiliate training weekends.  On each of those occasions he let the participants decide what the training area focus was by soliciting their... Read more