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    RCJ Machado Jiu Jitsu associate member

    I am not very familiar with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu schools or the RCJ Machado Jiu Jitsu Association in particular.

    I am looking at a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program that is taught at a traditional tae kwon do school which I thought might be a red flag. I see they are an RCJ Machado Jiu Jitsu associate member.

    Does being an associate member increase the chance of legitimacy and quality or is that just something a school buys?

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    When I lived in Culver City I trained with John Machado for about two years. He is the best, hands down. Lima Tae Kwon Do is where his school is located, but John doesn't teach or do any Tae Kwon Do. John and his borhters are a living legends in the world of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stolper138 View Post
    When I lived in Culver City I trained with John Machado for about two years. He is the best, hands down. Lima Tae Kwon Do is where his school is located, but John doesn't teach or do any Tae Kwon Do. John and his borhters are a living legends in the world of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
    I concur with this statement.

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    I would kill someone to train at JJ machado's school, wherever the hell he hosts his gym. Tae Kwon Do school, cesspit, steel mill, I'd be there.

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    Thank for the responses, my real question was about quality control. The school is in North Carolina and is not taught by Roger Machado it is an associate school of http://rcjmachadojiujitsu.com/map_georgia.html


    None of the Machado brothers teach there. The head instructor is Mike Steicher who I could not find any information on except he is also the head Taekwondo instructor.


    I heard good things about the brothers I was curious if their 30-35 associate members also had a good reputation http://rcjmachadojiujitsu.com/elinks.html so far sounds like it is at least worth trying the 30 trial package.

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    Jean Jacques is the only Machado brother I have not rolled with.

    Gotta catch 'em all!

    To ender1, I agree with Omega and Stolper138.
    Shut the hell up and train.

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    A better question may be, "Can you guys recommend a school in Charlotte NC?"
    Like This one: http://www.ftwbrazilianjiujitsu.com/index.html

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    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Karat...e/131488749956

    This is the facebook page for the school. There is no mention of bjj or his rank on that page. Take that for what you will. Granted I just gave it a glance, but there are places in Charlotte that have grappling as a focus. Try Alliance on Montford Dr, Fight to Win has a bb teaching as well, or Joe Hurst in Concord for a start.

    The place you posted had a glowchuck seminar.....
    Just saying.

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    http://youtu.be/Dmpjh7sgO_U

    Ill leave this here.
    Last edited by 30andCrappling; 11/22/2011 4:53pm at .

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    Quote Originally Posted by ender1 View Post
    Thank for the responses, my real question was about quality control. The school is in North Carolina and is not taught by Roger Machado it is an associate school of http://rcjmachadojiujitsu.com/map_georgia.html
    I went to the Karate Charlotte site listed under the link you provided above. There doesn't seem to be anything about Mr. Streicher's BJJ qualifications, nor any classes, anywhere that I can find on the Karate Charlotte page.

    Generally, purple belt is considered the minimum teaching rank in BJJ. I don't know what the Machados require for affiliations in terms of teaching skill. What I do know is that affiliations are typically not the same thing as associations.

    Your best bet is to e-mail or go ask Mr. Streicher in person for the grappling instructor's qualifications/lineage.
    Shut the hell up and train.

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