For the past 14 years Nazih has dedicated all his martial arts training to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, All his ranking since he started Brazilian Jiu Jitsu have been under master Jean Jacques Machado. Nazih now brings what he has learned from master Jean Jacques Machado to Santa Clarita, CA. The way he teaches the art is the way he learned. Z as his friends call him, has taught various classes at Jean Jacques Academy when asked to teach by Master Jean Jacques Machado as well as taught at various other Academies in the area, providing Seminars and guest instruction. He is dedicated to the martial art and strives to ensure that all his students learn and understand Jiu Jitsu.
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Professor Machado is one of five brothers of the world-renowned Machado Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu family.
Professor Machado began his Jiu-Jitsu training more than thirty years ago. He dominated the competitive arena of Brazilian jiu-jitsu in his native country, capturing every major title and competition award from 1982 through 1992.
In 1992, he arrived in the United States to continue his competitive success. Dominating the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu scene both in the United States and in international competition, Professor Machado gained worldwide recognition in 1999 with his performance at the Abu Dhabi Combat Club World Submission Wrestling Championships. Today, he is one of the most admired and respected Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners in the world.
Professor Machado’s talents have been showcased in several major motion pictures and television appearances. He has appeared in the motion pictures “Force of the Spirit” and “Redbelt,” as well as the television series “Insider Training.”
Professor Machado has also produced numerous types of instructional media for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu including videos, DVDs, 2 best-selling books and his Global Online Training Program. He just released his third book, “The Grappler’s Handbook – GI and NO-GI Techniques for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Submission Grappling and Mixed Martial Arts,” as well as his first mobile web application “JJ Machado iTechniques Volume 1? now available on iTunes.