Carlos Machado Jiu-Jitsu - Farmers Branch

Carlos Machado Jiu-Jitsu - HQ is located at 14430 Midway Rd. in Farmers Branch, TX 75244! You want to be the best, you need to train with the best!

We don't just teach the martial arts...we change lives!

TRAIN SMART..STAY HUMBLE 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 Carlos Machado. Carlos Machado Jiu-Jitsu 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 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. Read about the amazing history of our Owner and Head Instructor below. While you’re here, be sure to check out the class pages for more details and amazing web-specials! 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. Welcome to the family! Carlos Machado, Owner Mr. Machado started training when he was 4 under his uncles, Carlos and Helio Gracie in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is the eldest of 5 brothers: Roger, Rigan, Jean Jacques, and John Machado. He is ranked as a 9th Degree Coral Belt and has been teaching for over 34 years. In the early 90’s Mr. Machado started teaching in America; in April 1994 he moved to Los Angeles, California where he met martial arts movie star Chuck Norris, who was instrumental in promoting Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and the Machado family. Since then, Mr. Norris has been one of the greatest advocates of Machado Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Mr. Machado lived in Los Angeles until the end of 1995 when he moved to Dallas, Texas. He taught Brazilian jiu-jitsu out of the same building in which Chuck Norris's television show" Walker, Texas Ranger" was filmed. This allowed Mr. Machado to teach at his studio and take part in many episodes of the popular TV show. He often assisted on choreographing fight scenes with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Besides running his school, Mr. Machado has been involved in competition as well. Winning State and World titles from 1982-1989, such as: The Pan American of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (97/98) Several events in the U.S. (U.S Open 98/99) The World Master's Championships (2000) in two weight divisions (middle weight and open class). He currently holds the highest rank of this style in the Southwest (Ninth Degree Coral Belt) and is considered the "Godfather" of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. In Southwest Carlos has built one of the fastest growing affiliate school programs in the country which includes representatives in Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Florida, Philadelphia, North Carolina, South Carolina, New York, Rhode Island, Mississippi, Georgia, Michigan, New Mexico, England, France, Australia and Mexico. Each brother has accomplished remarkable success as competitors and instructors, winning national, pan-american and world titles, and occasionally venturing in the entertainment world (with multiple appearances on TV shows and motion pictures). They have been portrayed on hundreds of covers of martial arts magazines; in addition, they have published instructional DVD series, books, TV documentaries, and even comic books! Carlos Machado Jiu-Jitsu is on a mission to bring the best of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to the World through the dedication of family training and high quality education.

RCJ Machado Jiu Jitsu: The Mission Statement of Our Farmers Branch Martial Arts School 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.

Keeping looking straight ahead and enjoy the journey!

Even Monday’s

Let’s get after it!

Last month of the decade.
What are you most excited for in 2020?

Be thankful for what you have while working to achieve your goals.

Make one of those choices more training!

Carlos Machado


Turkey day break! Let’s recap some escape tweaks!

Which one are you?

Grateful to our worldwide BJJ family! Together we help each other grow one choke, arm bar, leg lock at a time! #carlosmachadojiujitsu

And the 4th one is: You only get better if you come to class.

Wednesday night class making space for all the food tomorrow! 🦃

Just keep showing up!

The best friends show up to class and fight you!

Tuesday’s Teens and Adult classes putting in work! RCJ let’s go!

Adult Basics warming up for another great class! #carlosmachadojiujitsu

Let’s go!

[11/26/19]   Hello all! Open mat will be taking place this Thursday starting at 8am to 9:30 am!

We’d like to thank everyone who has participated in our food drive donation. As you can see, we have one box filled already. Please help us fill the second box so we could have a great conclusion to our drive.

Ha, how many of your warning lights are going off?

Get to class!

Make the right choice!

[11/22/19]   How many books have you read so far this year?

[11/22/19]   Don’t forget no open mat tonight boxing and kickboxing seminar ages 10yrs and up 40$ per person 6-730pm 🔥💪. Let’s go

After schoolers enjoying a game of duck-duck-goose.

Keep focused on your goals!

[11/21/19]   If there is any place in the world that you could go, where would it be and why?

Happy Birthday to the man, the myth, the legend Master @ricksongraciejj who is cousin to Master Carlos Machado 🙏🏻

Do it Now!


Get to class!

Carlos Machado

Master Machado Lessons Beyond the Mat! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🤯🤯

The law of troublemaking: Behind every break up there is always a little devil behind someone’s ears!

Master Machado in the house!! Tuesday Jiu-Jitsu happy hour!

So much truth!

[11/19/19]   What’s your go to technique?

Boom! Get yours before they sell out! 2020 is right around the corner! 🔥🔥🔥🔥

2020 Carlos Machado Jiu-Jitsu Competition Team t-shirts have dropped on the store and they are 🔥🔥🔥



Monday night class back at it again!

Words to live by!

Yet another reason to come train...treadmills

[11/17/19]   How many days a week are you training currently?

[11/16/19]   Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.�
~Thomas A. Edison

Saturday morning class with Professor Brad Scott!💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻 #carlosmachadojiujitsu

RCJ Machado Jiu Jitsu-Farmers Branch | Farmers Branch, TX

"This gym is awesome. I started going a few months ago, and the people there already feel like extended family. Everyone is very welcoming and encouraging. It took me two years to work up the courage to walk in a jiu jitsu gym on my own. As one of the only females, I was intimidated at first, but quickly put at ease by how professional and friendly everyone is. The classes have a great structure and pace to them. I.." says Ally on Google ★★★★★ This gym is awesome. I started going a few months ago, and the people there already feel like extended family. Everyone is very welcoming and encouraging. It took me two years to work up the courage to walk in a jiu jitsu gym on my own. As one of the only females, I was intimidated a...

Take some time this weekend to look at everything you have to be thankful for!

Have a great weekend!

Make sure to get in a good workout to keep the healthy momentum.

Train to be mentally and physically stronger!

[11/14/19]   I am going to __________ next year!

[11/14/19]   How many hours of sleep do you get per night?

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14430 Midway Rd
Farmers Branch, TX

Opening Hours

Monday 05:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 05:00 - 20:00
Thursday 11:00 - 20:00
Friday 05:00 - 20:00
Saturday 10:00 - 12:00
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