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.

Liam H Wandi 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.

Liam H Wandi said...

Very exciting, can't wait!