John Machado is a fifth-degree black belt and the nephew of Carlos Gracie, the founder of modern Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Recognized and respected for his teaching expertise and his outstanding fighting and competitive accomplishments, John Machado is one of the foremost Brazilian jiu-jitsu authorities. His talent has been showcased in several major motion pictures and television appearances. In this exclusive video, John Machado shoots a story for Black Belt, the world's leading magazine of self-defense and martial arts.

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