Jean Jacques Machado receives red & black belt from Rickson Gracie

The ever so awesome Jean Jacques Machado was awarded his Red & Black Belt from Rickson Gracie last night, celebrating 25 years as a black belt competitor, teacher and practitioner.

The ceremony took place at Rickson's school in West Los Angeles*. When Carlos Gracie Jr was promoted to the same, there were a few emotional videos on YouTube so I'm looking forward to similar ones from this promotion. In the meantime, feast your eyes on this Jean Jacques Machado grappling highlight:

Congratulations to master Jean Jacques on this milestone.

*I believe that the school has now been turned to Rickson's son Kron, a growing legend in his own right.

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Jon said...

That's Kron's Academy in Culver City. Rickson's school is now closed.

The Part Time Grappler said...

Exactly. Thanks Jon

Anonymous said...

Please look for the video of this event on YouTube very soon. It is in post production at this moment. Thank you.

The Part Time Grappler said...

Very exciting, can't wait!