Jul 12, 2012

Jean Jacques Machado Competition Video's



There is a great story I read about Grandmaster Carlos Gracie and Jean Jacques Machado

Once was visiting a dear friend of the family, Luzita, who just had a handicapped baby. They were chatting and Luzita was holding her baby when she noticed that Carlos was carefully looking at the child. She asked what he was thinking about and the Master said: “You can be cool (calm) because your son is going to achieve everything he wants in life. This handicap is not going to get in his way at all, much to the contrary." That baby was Jean Jacques Machado, future Jiu-Jitsu phenomenon and ADCC world champion (source)  

(̶N̶o̶t̶e̶:̶ ̶A̶p̶p̶a̶r̶e̶n̶t̶l̶y̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶r̶e̶ ̶i̶s̶ ̶a̶ ̶p̶h̶o̶t̶o̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶G̶r̶a̶n̶d̶m̶a̶s̶t̶e̶r̶ ̶C̶a̶r̶l̶o̶s̶ ̶h̶o̶l̶d̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶a̶ ̶b̶a̶b̶y̶ ̶J̶e̶a̶n̶ ̶
a̶c̶q̶u̶e̶s̶ ̶M̶a̶c̶h̶a̶d̶o̶.̶.̶.̶i̶f̶ ̶a̶n̶y̶o̶n̶e̶ ̶h̶a̶s̶ ̶a̶ ̶c̶o̶p̶y̶.̶.̶.̶ ̶e̶m̶a̶i̶l̶ ̶m̶e̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶I̶ ̶w̶i̶l̶l̶ ̶p̶u̶t̶ ̶i̶t̶ ̶u̶p̶ ̶h̶e̶r̶e̶ ̶
a̶n̶d̶ ̶i̶n̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶R̶C̶J̶ ̶M̶a̶c̶h̶a̶d̶o̶ ̶P̶h̶o̶t̶o̶ ̶H̶i̶s̶t̶o̶r̶y̶)

Thanks Alan for finding this gem!!
The fact that Jean Jacques Machado was able to achieve the accomplishments you will see below is almost unbelievable.  Professor Machado has a congenital disorder on his left hand known as Amniotic band syndrome This disorder severely limits the functionality of his hand. Rather than accept any sort of limitations, the Professor exploded into the Jiu Jitsu scene winning tournaments and "super matches" against the elite. His strong use of under-hooks helped to propel him to the top of the "No-Gi style" ADCC Tournaments.

I personally am fascinated by his "always attacking" style of fighting and his ability to push the pace of the match. Truly a champion. 

IF I can ever find a copy, I would love to watch "Force Of The Spirit". Until then, I will continue to watch these videos of his competition footage, 

I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.



In BJJ/ Grappling Tournaments

Jean-Jacques Machado vs. Roy Harris


Jean-Jacques Machado vs. Rogerinho (?)


Jean-Jacques Machado vs.Wallid Ismail


Jean Jacques Machado vs. Yuki Nakai


Jean-Jacques Machado vs. Kuniyoshi Hironaka - L.A. Sub X


In the Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC)


Jean-Jacques Machado vs. Caol Uno- ADCC 1999 66-76 kg Finals


Jean-Jacques Machado vs. Ricardo Arona- ADCC 2001 Absolute Finals


Jean-Jacques Machado vs. Leo Vierra- ADCC 2000 (?)


Jean Jacques Machado vs. Tsuyoshi Kohsaka ADCC 2001 Absolute


Jean-Jacques Machado vs. Matt Serra- ADCC 2001 66-76 kg Finals


In MMA 


Jean Jacques Machado vs. Frank Trigg VTJ 1998 - Vale Tudo Japan 1998


If you know of any more on Youtube...let me know and I will embed them here.

Mike



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