Transform Your BJJ Training with Master Carlos Machado

Enhancing Student Retention in BJJ Academies

We recognize that keeping students engaged and committed is a pivotal challenge faced by BJJ academies worldwide.

Inconsistent Teaching Quality

Many academies face the issue of inconsistent teaching quality, leading to student dissatisfaction and dropout.

Our CMJJ Program ensures all instructors receive rigorous training and continuous professional development, guaranteeing a consistent, high-quality learning experience for every student.

Limited Curriculum Structure

A lack of structured progression can leave students feeling lost and unmotivated

We offer a comprehensive, systematic curriculum that clearly outlines the path of progression, keeping students engaged and focused on their goals

Lack of Personal Attention

In larger classes, the personal touch can get lost, making students feel neglected.

Our program emphasizes small class sizes and individualized feedback, ensuring every student feels valued and supported in their journey.

Lack of Community

A strong sense of community is crucial for retention, yet some academies struggle to foster this.

We cultivate a supportive and inclusive environment, where camaraderie and mutual respect drive our academy’s spirit.

We believe you deserve a flourishing academy where every student feels the drive to learn & every staff member is motivated to teach

  • Online Curriculum: Its not just how do you complete a technique, but understanding the details to develop a complete jiu-jitsu game whether you are a hobbyist, competitor, or school owner the Machado Method has curriculum & systems for you. ​
  • Mentorship & Guidance: A lifetime on the mats brings a lot of insight and perspective. the mental side of jiu-Jitsu is often overlooked but is so critical to development. Weekly coaching calls and guidance from Master Carlos Machado and his team is here to help fill the gap.
  • Machado Method Systems: If you are a school owner looking for the strategies for coaching and running your academy the Machado Method has proven systems to help maximize your potential while not sacrificing your integrity by becoming a “belt factory”. ​
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Partner with a Coral Belt Legend

Master Carlos Machado, with a career spanning decades, continues to teach, bringing unparalleled BJJ wisdom and academy growth strategies to martial arts gyms.

  • Structured Learning​​
  • Expert Guidance​​
  • Weekly Calls

Partner with a Coral Belt Legend

Master Carlos Machado, with a career spanning decades, continues to teach, bringing unparalleled BJJ wisdom and academy growth strategies to martial arts gyms.

  • Structured Learning​​
  • Expert Guidance​​
  • Weekly Calls
Years of Jiu-Jitsu
Students Taught
Black Belts Earned

Learn, Grow, and Connect

As a gym owner, having Master Carlos Machado in your corner is invaluable. With decades of experience building successful BJJ academies, he provides the expert guidance you need on all aspects of growing your business – from operations and marketing to student retention.

  • Business Tools
  • Retention Tools
  • Community
  • Marketing

Carlos Machado Jiu-Jitsu Academies, Affiiates & Students

Roberto Serrano
Roberto Serrano
11 June 2023
Amazing instruction by an entire team that treat you like family!
Christopher Rangel
Christopher Rangel
11 June 2023
This organization is one of the BEST in the World! I have been in business for 30 years and have yet to ever see such a complete all around inclusive, dedicated, mentoring, business building program yet! Roger Perez has set the bar so high on the information we receive as affiliates, news, updates, and over all structure. Master Machado is such an inspiration and has been a great asset to learn from. Frequently he has done his best to inspire and instill confidence into his students and it is definitely through action not just words! I wish I had committed to this 20 years ago! The opportunity to learn, train, grows is right in front of me every day! I’m even going to my second camp and I just joined in January! I Amn HOOKED!!!!
Macie Powell
Macie Powell
9 June 2023
Been apart of the CMJJ affiliation for quite some time, and have been attending the affiliate events for almost 3 years now. It is one of the most amazing things I have been apart of in my life. From the instructors, to the curriculum, to the one on one business training- it has been life changing. I’m thankful for the opportunity that Master Machado gives us, and for the intention behind all of his instruction. CMJJ for life!!!
Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
9 June 2023
Fantastic association, great training and instruction. Fully supportive of every student and their needs 👍👍👍
Ty Garrett
Ty Garrett
8 June 2023
I have been in Master Carlos Machado’s Jiu Jitsu Association for well over a decade. I did my first seminar with him when I was a blue belt. When I was a brown belt I joined his association. The level of technique is next level. However Master Machado also helped with curriculum design, and business strategy to help grow my business. You can’t find a better martial arts mentor than Master Carlos. Who ever said don’t meet your heroes wasn’t talking about Carlos Machado. I recommend anyone wanting to learn or grow in the gentle art of Jiu Jitsu to come try CMJJ first hand.
Beverly Pagoda MAA, Inc
Beverly Pagoda MAA, Inc
13 May 2023
Great people and a great association! Happy to be a part of it
Oscar Tinajero
Oscar Tinajero
12 May 2023
The best Jiujitsu in the Southwest. Master Carlos and his black belts are some of the most knowledgeable and kind individuals you will ever meet. If you want great Jiujitsu training, this is it!
Chip Townsend
Chip Townsend
12 May 2023
Master Carlos and TEAM are FANTASTIC to work with!!!
Joseph sanchez
Joseph sanchez
12 May 2023
Master Machado is a phenomenal teacher and has helped my jiu jitsu tremendously over the years. I recommend CMJJ to everyone.
Kristie Stone
Kristie Stone
12 May 2023
This is a great association! Happy to be part of it.

Watch and Hear Success Stories from Carlos Machado Jiu-Jitsu Academies & Affiliates

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Carlos Machado Jiu-Jitsu

Carlos Machado Jiu-Jitsu

The Machado Method of teaching Brazilian Jiujitsu has been developed by Master Carlos Machado over the last 50 years to provide the best blueprint for long term teaching success. This means incorporating Warm Ups, Solo-Drills, Partner Drills and Flow Rolling to create the most complete students from white belts to black belts. There are no gaps with the Machado Method. ​

Complete Curriculum Cycles

As part of the Machado Method curriculum cycles, each month Master Machado provides full curriculum for Adults, Kids, No-Gi, Gi , and Self Defense while giving you the ability to add the techniques that you find valuable at the same time. Each cycle includes full video covering the process concept , and extensions of all techniques. We also have professors note cards containing written instructions for all techniques.

Rank Certification & Standards

As part of the Machado Method curriculum we have full ranking standards for all belt levels from the white belt to the black belt and every degree in between. This means there is no more guesswork on what your students should know and if they are up to the Machado standards!

Business Systems

Our team is dedicated to your success and that means leveling up your skills on AND off the mat. With a library of our best practice documents, you will have all the tools and standard operating procedures necessary to run your martial arts school. From waivers to advertising methods, and sales, our library of business systems will help your school thrive.

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Empower Your Academy with the Carlos Machado Jiu-Jitsu Affiliation

Join the Legacy of Excellence and Transform Your Martial Arts Training Experience
  • Access to the Machado Method Curriculum
  • Comprehensive Instructor Training
  • Business Growth & Management Tools
  • Marketing and Branding Support
  • Community and Networking Opportunities
  • Community and Networking Opportunities
  • Mat Management™ Systems
  • Certification and Ranking Systems
  • Customizable Academy Independence
  • Increased Student Enrollment and Retention

Empower Your Academy with the Carlos Machado Jiu-Jitsu Affiliation

Join the Legacy of Excellence and Transform Your Martial Arts Training Experience
  • Access to the Machado Method Curriculum
  • Comprehensive Instructor Training
  • Business Growth & Management Tools
  • Marketing and Branding Support
  • Community and Networking Opportunities
  • Community and Networking Opportunities
  • Mat Management™ Systems
  • Certification and Ranking Systems
  • Customizable Academy Independence
  • Increased Student Enrollment and Retention

CMJJ Programs

Empower Your Academy

Unlock the full potential of your gym with our holistic suite of Jiu-Jitsu education, community building, exclusive gear access, and expert resources.

CMJJ Outpost

Ideal for programs with fewer than 15 students

  • Access to exclusive biannual affiliate events at a discounted rate
  • Comprehensive access to the Machado Method curriculum
  • Wholesale discounts on CMJJ gear
  • Bi-monthly live group Zoom lessons with Master Carlos Machado
  • Inclusion in closed social media groups for Machado affiliates.

CMJJ Affiliate

Owners seeking CMJJ partnership for growth of their brand

  • Includes everything from CMJJ Outpost
  • Special business sessions at our biannual affiliate events
  • Deeper wholesale discounts on CMJJ gear
  • Monthly collaborative Zoom sessions for academy owners
  • Monthly business-focused Zoom sessions
  • Opportunities to co-brand your logo with CMJJ gear
  • Exclusive industry discounts for all academy needs
  • Discounted access to seminars with Master Carlos Machado
  • Protected territory rights

Official CMJJ Academies

Academy owners committed to fully integrating with the CMJJ brand

  • Includes all benefits of the CMJJ Outpost & Affiliate
  • Personalized Official CMJJ Logo with your city
  • Exclusive rights to use the official CMJJ logo and name for your academy.
  • The deepest wholesale discounts on CMJJ gear.
  • Complimentary access to biannual affiliate events for two.
  • Priority and discounted access to seminars with Master Carlos Machado.
  • Additional time with Master Carlos Machado at affiliate events.
  • Exclusive Zoom calls for official CMJJ school owners.
  • Protected territory rights

Frequently Asked Questions

Explore common questions about joining the Carlos Machado Jiu Jitsu Association as an affiliate gym. Discover the benefits, requirements, and support we offer to help your gym grow and succeed in the world of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Affiliating with us provides access to a comprehensive curriculum designed by Master Carlos Machado, opportunities for instructor certification, student grading systems, and marketing

We look for gyms that are committed to upholding the integrity and quality of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. This includes having a clean, safe training environment, a positive community atmosphere, and a willingness to follow the association’s curriculum and standards. Please contact us for a detailed list of requirements.

Start by filling out the affiliation inquiry form on our website. Following that, our team will reach out to discuss the next steps, which typically include an assessment of your gym, an interview, and a review of the affiliation benefits and obligations.

Absolutely. Affiliated gyms receive continuous support in the form of instructor training, curriculum updates, marketing materials, and event opportunities. Our goal is to foster a strong and supportive network where every affiliate can thrive.

Yes, we offer instructor certification programs that not only enhance teaching skills but also deepen understanding of Jiu Jitsu techniques and philosophies. Certified instructors are recognized for their expertise and commitment to excellence in teaching.

We provide affiliates with marketing materials, listing on our website, and promotional strategies to enhance visibility and attract new students. Our team also offers guidance on best practices for social media, events, and community engagement.

Yes, we foster a vibrant community of affiliate gym owners through online forums, annual meetings, and special events. This network allows for the exchange of ideas, experiences, and best practices among gym owners.

For detailed inquiries and to start the affiliation process, please reach out to our affiliation coordinator via the contact form on our website or directly via email/phone provided on the Contact Us page. We’re eager to discuss how we can work together to achieve mutual success.