RCJ Machado Jiu Jitsu - Lake Highlands is the place to be for world class Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training and Capoeira instruction.
RCJ Machado is proud to offer classes for students of ALL LEVELS of experience (from no experience at all to accomplished martial artist), fitness (form overweight to super-fit), and age (from 5 years old and up, men and women).
Head Instructor Marcio Santos holds a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Carlos Machado and rank of Capoeira Professor under Mestre Elias.
Our instructors are well trained and friendly, as any part of our staff. We keep the motto alive, “Leaving our ego at the door”, and making sure that we can accommodate all our students needs.
Our classes are curriculum-oriented, providing a fast paced yet easy approach to learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Students are helpful to each other, and achieve great results in a short amount of time.
Skills taught are realistic for self defense and great for increasing fitness and stamina. Students learn strategies for advancing in rank after completing time and skill requirements, all in a safe and fun environment.
RCJ Machado Beginners
People start training in martial arts, especially Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), for many different reasons: fitness, fun, self-defense, self-confidence, competition, or maybe just for a hobby! No matter your reasons, RCJ Machado Jiu-Jitsu Beginners is a great program that will assist you in accomplishing all of your goals.
Men and women, children, families, and friends find a home at RCJ Machado-Lake Highlands.
RCJ Machado Advanced
Do you already hold a rank in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Then come join the ranks of RCJ Machado-Lake Highlands, where the best of the best train to be even better.
RCJ Machado Jaguars- Children's Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Would you like to see your children to be confident, healthy, and respectful with a lifelong love of learning? Then RCJ Machado Jaguars is the place for your kids to learn skills for life!
RCJ Machado No-Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
The training never ends here at RCJ Machado Jiu-Jitsu! Alongside our Basic and Advanced classes that require the use of the uniform (Gi), RCJ Machado’s No-Gi classes are to round out your knowledge base and confidence in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu without wearing the kimono but rather "street clothing" (shorts and a tshirt or rash guard).
Lake Highlands is proud to provide a clean and safe environment for students to get maximum results in their martial arts training.
The school accommodates 2300 sq. feet of mats (our mats are sanitized after every class), changing rooms, well-maintained bathrooms, an office and pro-shop space to fulfill any of our student’s requirements.
Our mats and facility are of the highest quality and meet standard safety requirements to promote safety, wellness, and an overall atmosphere of learning without worry.
Carlos Machado is nephew to the founders of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, late masters Carlos Gracie Sr. and Helio Gracie.
After learning from his uncles and his brothers the Machados (Roger, Rigan, Jean Jacques and John), Carlos was determined to keep the legacy going, and saves no effort in making his students among the best in the world, and that includes Professor Santos.