Rigan Machado, Brazillian Jiu Jitsu Master


Tap on image to see Rigan Machado making suShe with Jenny SuShe.


Rigan Machado is a well-known Jiu-Jitsu Legend belonging to Brazil. He posseses several black and red belts. Carlos Gracie Junior, one of the founders of Jiu-Jitsu awarded the very first black belt to Rigan Machado. During his stay in the U.S, Rigan launched a training center for world-class fighters and celebrities. Dan Inosanto, Chuck Norris, Charlie Hunnam, Mario Lopez among many other celebrities and pro athletes have been coached by Rigan. Rigan Machado authored The Encyclopedia of BJJ which is one of the best books on Jiu-Jitsu.


Machado's family are well known and famous in Jiu-Jitsu. In his teenage years, he started practicing with his cousins, who had already earned their name in the sport. Rigan was brought up between legends thus becoming a legend himself. With his successful career, Rigan is considered one of the best of his times. He also trained some of the best in Jiu-Jitsu for which adds to his popularity and success.