Instructor Bio

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Jean Jacques Machado with Black Belts Jay Zeballos, Ron Dupuis and Matt Baker. Celebrating Ron Dupuis' promotion to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt at the2nd Annual Jean Jacques Machado Canadian Open 2012

About Professor

Jean Jacques Machado


Jean Jacques received his Red/Black Belt from Rickson Gracie June 6 / 2011.

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Professor Machado is one of five brothers of the world-renowned Machado Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu family.

Professor Machado began his Jiu-Jitsu training more than thirty years ago. He dominated the competitive arena of Brazilian jiu-jitsu in his native country, capturing every major title and competition award from 1982 through 1992.

In 1992, he arrived in the United States to continue his competitive success. Dominating the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu scene both in the United States and in international competition, Professor Machado gained worldwide recognition in 1999 with his performance at the Abu Dhabi Combat Club World Submission Wrestling Championships. Today, he is one of the most admired and respected Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners in the world.

Professor Machado’s talents have been showcased in several major motion pictures and television appearances. He has appeared in the motion pictures "Force of the Spirit" and "Redbelt," as well as the television series "Insider Training."

Professor Machado has also produced numerous types of instructional media for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu including videos, DVDs, 2 best-selling books and his Global Online Training Program. He just released his third book, "The Grappler's Handbook - GI and NO-GI Techniques for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Submission Grappling and Mixed Martial Arts," as well as his first mobile web application "JJ Machado iTechniques Volume 1" now available on iTunes.

Eddie Bravo receiving his 2nd degree Black Belt certificate from John Jean Machado December 10/10

The Machado brothers with film star and martial artist Steven Seagal

The Machado brothers with film star and martial artist Chuck Norris

Assistant Instructors

Assistant Instructor Scott Morehouse

(JJ Machado Brown Belt)

Purple Belt Assistant Instructors Rob Beloulis & Justin Toth with Ron Dupuis ( Chief Instructor)

Trevor Childs

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt

Promoted by Jean Jacques Machado


DuWayne Wilson

Purple Belt


     James Marcotte                     

James Marcotte

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt 2 stripes

Promoted by Jean Jacques Machado

1st degree Black Belt Isshinryu Karate


James has been training in martial arts for over 14 years, the last 8 of which have been in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. 

James was one of the youngest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Blue Belts promoted in Windsor. His experience as a competitor and instructor is an asset on the mat.



Jr. Assistant Instructors

Zack and Alex Cofell have been training with Chief Instructor Ron Dupuis since the year 2000.

They have been training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu since 2005. Both are very skilled and compete on a regular basis. They are valuable assets on the mat assisting with all the kids classes.