Carlos Machado

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Birthday
9, 1963
Birthplace
Brazil
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
9, 1963 (age 54)
Birthplace
Brazil

About

Former Brazilian jiu-jitsu champion and member of the famous Machado family who won the Pan American of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu among other tournaments. He has since become a highly-respected teacher of Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

Before Fame

He began training at age four and was taught by his cousin, Carlos Gracie Jr., who founded the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation.

Trivia

He taught jiu-jitsu in the same building that the 90's Chuck Norris vehicle 'Walker, Texas Ranger' was filmed in. This conveniently allowed him to choreograph several of the show's fight scenes.

Family Life

He is one of the five Machado brothers, who were influential in promoting the spread of Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

Associated With

He met "Walker, Texas Ranger" star Chuck Norris after moving to Los Angles in 1994.