Master Rigan Machado

8th Degree Red Belt and Black Belt Gracie Jiu Jitsu


Kidjitsu Rigan Machado 1

Professional Honors

  • 8th Degree Red and Black Belt Gracie Jiu Jitsu
  • 8 time World Jiu-Jitsu Champion
  • 365 Wins in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Competition
  • 19 Wins in one day ALL by submission
  • Unbeaten in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition for over 13 years
  • Teacher to: Chuck Norris, Dan Inasanto, Erik Paulson, BJ Penn, Chris Haueter, John Will, Bob Bass, Ashton Kutcher, Keanu Reeves, etc.



  • Gracie Jiu Jtisu
  • Rigan Machado Jiu Jtisu Association
  • RCJ Machado Jiu Jitsu Association
  • Commissioner of the Jiu Jitsu World League


Presentations and Publications 



Master Rigan Machado is a living legend in the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and is considered by many to be the greatest grappler to ever walk the face of the planet.  Master Rigan holds the prestigious Red and Black Belt and is nephew of the Legendary Grandmaster Carlos Gracie.  Master Rigan Machado achieved his legendary stature at the world championship level by amassing a record that will never been seen again.

From age 14 through 21 he won the World Championships ever year and every belt division.  He amassed a record of 365 wins and no losses in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition.  He also created a record by having 19 matches in one day and finishing all of them by submission.  He also competed and won in other styles of grappling such as Sambo in which he took 2nd place in the World Championships.

He remains unbeaten in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in more than 13 years of competition.  Master Rigan Machado is one of the most unique and interesting people in the martial art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu because of the desire he has to bring the best out of all his students.  He has taken pride in the fact that he will always be a student of the art and he will always make sure that his students receive the best from him at all time.