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In this exclusive Brazilian jiu-jitsu video filmed at Black Belt, Jean Jacques Machado — former national and international grappling tournament champion, recent red-and-black-striped belt recipient (from Rickson Gracie), 2011 Black Belt Hall of Fame Instructor of the Year, and author of the best-selling The Grappler’s Handbook Vol. 1: Gi and No-Gi Techniques and The Grappler’s Handbook Vol. 2: Tactics for Defense — shows you two closed-guard submissions.

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In this exclusive martial arts video filmed at Black Belt, former national and international grappling tournament champion and author of the best-selling The Grappler’s Handbook Vol. 1: Gi and No-Gi Techniques and The Grappler’s Handbook Vol. 2: Tactics for Defense shows you two effective finishes from the mount. Jean Jacques Machado's legendary skills in Brazilian jiu-jitsu recently garnered him a coveted red-and-black-striped belt from Brazilian jiu-jitsu icon Rickson Gracie. Machado was also recently inducted into the Black Belt Hall of Fame as its 2011 Instructor of the Year.

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Jean Jacques Machado is a former national and international grappling tournament competitor whose legendary skills in Brazilian jiu-jitsu recently garnered him a coveted red-and-black-striped belt from BJJ icon Rickson Gracie, not to mention an induction into the Black Belt Hall of Fame as its 2011 Instructor of the Year. In this exclusive video filmed at Black Belt magazine, the seventh-degree black belt and author of two best-selling books, The Grappler's Handbook Vol. 1: Gi and No-Gi Techniques and The Grappler's Handbook Vol. 2: Tactics for Defense, demonstrates and explains two escapes from side control.

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On Sunday, May 15, 2011, Black Belt will be attending and liveblogging Jean Jacques Machado's grappling tournament. If you're a BJJ fan, make sure to bookmark this page and check back on Sunday throughout the day. Here are the details: World champion grappler Jean Jacques Machado and the United Federation of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu are hosting a gi tournament in the San Fernando Valley. This single-elimination tournament is open to men, women and children of all ages. The tournament will take place at Taft High School, which is located at 5461 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills, California 91364. We'll be at the tournament to support Jean Jacques Machado, author of The Grappler's Hand Book: Gi and No-Gi Techniques. Copies of The Grappler's Handbook, our magazine and other cool items will be available at our booth. Tune in to our Facebook page. Check your Twitter feed. And visit the site for updates and up-to-the-minute news. For more on the event, visit JeanJacquesMachado.com. If you have any questions or will be attending the event, give us a shout out in the comment field.