Team Carlos Machado Mission

We Don’t Just Teach the Martial Arts... We Change Lives!


Carlos Machado Jiu Jitsu is the place to be for world class Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training. Headed by the highest ranked Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructor in the Southwest, Head Instructor Master Carlos Machado.

Carlos Machado is proud to offer classes for students of ALL LEVELS of experience - from no experience at all to the accomplished martial artist, form overweight to super-fit, all ages, and both men and women are welcome.

For over 40 years the Machado Brothers have been dedicated to the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The name RCJ carries the initials of each of the four brothers (“R” for Roger, “C” for Carlos, and “J” for Jean Jacques and John). Nephews to one of the founders of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, late master “Carlos Gracie”, the Machado Brothers combine the nuances of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with their own teachings of humility and service, illustrated by the motto “LEAVE YOUR EGO AT THE DOOR”.

Carlos Machado Jiu-Jitsu believes the practice of Martial Arts, specifically Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, has the ultimate goal of improving student’s lives as individuals while adopting a healthier and more balanced lifestyle.

You’ll get a big boost in confidence, learn new skills, and become part of a martial arts legacy. It’s so easy to start…simply show up and begin seeing results within the first couple of weeks.

  • No prior experience needed
  • Learn powerful self-defense moves
  • Get lean & fit quickly
  • Perfect for all ages

We don’t just teach Martial Arts…we change lives. Our classes are fast paced, high-energy and introduce you into an authentic approach to learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Skills taught are realistic for self defense and great for increasing fitness and stamina.

Students learn from the start strategies for advancing in rank after completing time and skill requirements. All in a safe and fun environment! You’ll make new friends and the students are helpful to each other. This helps you achieve great results in a short amount of time as well.

We look forward to working with you soon and are here to answer any additional questions you may have. All of our info can be found o the contact page should you want to set up a facility tour or call to have any questions answered.

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We have a few simple goals here and we put all of our effort into achieving them. In short, these goals have but one purpose: To give you the best possible martial arts training experience we possibly can. Everything we do works toward this goal.

Here's how we achieve this…

Expertise. We strive to achieve the greatest levels of expertise in karate that we can. That way, we'll have answers to every one of your questions. We'll have experience and knowledge to help you with every one of your challenges. And wisdom to teach you each technique in the most efficient, effective, and enjoyable way.

Safety. From our professional equipment, to the design of our facility - everything is geared toward keeping you safe and injury-free. That way your martial arts experience will be as fun and enjoyable as possible. From stretching every limb of your body, to promoting support and friendship amongst all of our students, we promise to keep you safe and sound.

Confidence. Discipline. Focus. We strive to not just teach you the raw techniques of martial arts - but to help you uncover its ancient wisdom to better your life. From greatly increasing your self-confidence, to learning how to use your time more efficiently, to developing laser-like focus to go after all of your goals (both in karate, and in life)... we aim to guide you through the ancient teachings of martial arts to help you in all areas of your life.

Cleanliness. Our facility is cleaned daily to create a productive, enjoyable atmosphere. We take no shortcuts in cleaning to insure that you, and all of our students, stay healthy.

Support. We're here for you in every way we can be. If you need extra guidance in learning techniques... or any struggles with your martial arts training... we're here to consult, console and help you. This emphasis on support creates a bond between student and teacher. It also creates an atmosphere of support among fellow students - who will be glad to help you in any way that they can, too.

Fun. And lastly, we strive to make our martial arts training as fun as possible. After all, all work and no play is simply boring. Each class is infused with light-hearted moments to break up the intense focus and concentration. That way you get the perfect balance of serious focus, and light fun. From Jaguar Cubs to Master Jaguars - fun play has been used for thousands of years as a powerful teacher. Now, as you embark in the new challenge of martial arts, it'll help you learn and absorb in a way that makes it easy to keep coming back.

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