805 JIU JITSU
Jean Jacques Machado Jiu Jitsu Academy Simi Valley
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Jean Jacques Machado is legendary figure in the world of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Unparalleled as a competitor, renowned for his teaching abilities, Professor Machado and his specific system of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is iconic. 805 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brings the Machado legacy to Simi Valley.
805 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is an Official Jean Jacques Machado Affiliate Academy. From Rio de Janeiro Brazilian, where Professor Machado trained with his brothers under the tutelage of his uncle Carlos Gracie to Southern California where the first Machado Academy was founded. We hold this tradition proud as a cornerstone to foster excellence.
Professor Machado pioneered the early years of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Future legends train on his mats making Brazilian Jiu Jitsu the fastest growing martial art in the 20th century. In those days it was truly a special time. But it's also true in this time. This time is your time.
805 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu follows this legacy and offers the same training methods to you in your quest for the ultimate in martial arts training? 805 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is owned and operated by two black belts boom received their rank under Jean Jacques Machado. After several more years of training and teaching professor Machado approved the 805 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy as an official affiliate member of his organization.
The Machado method is now available to you. 805 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu proudly holds up the tradition. At 805 we are about positive mindset and martial arts excellence. We are instructors that understand learning and utilize our training and experience to bridge learning curves. If you're looking to train in a traditional Brazilian jiu-jitsu environment and would like to meet like minded people come check out 805 Jiu Jitsu.
Our system does not rely on defeating others.... It relies only on defending ourselves.
MEET 805 JIU-JITSU'S
Mark Mireles, affectionately nicknamed Big Mark by Jean Jacques Machado is one of Professor Machado's most accomplished students both on and off the mat. Big Mark is a 3rd Degree Black Belt under the legendary Jean Jacques Machado. He is also a black belt in judo and was an All American in NCAA Club Judo. Big Mark was also a distinguished wrestler who earned All American honors in the Olympic style Greco Roman Wrestling. He was also a 4 times Police & Fire Games Gold Medalist / World Champion in Freestyle and Greco Roman wrestling. He is distinguished authority on wrestling and Judo transitional positions and techniques in the application of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Big Mark was a student and practitioner of leadership when he served in the United States Marine Corps. Upon a Honorable Discharge from the USMC Big Mark was appointed to the Los Angeles Police Academy and subsequent served and protected for 28 years a Los Angeles Police Officer. As a police officer, he was worked the mean streets of Los Angeles in the cities most violent years.
Big Mark is a former IBJJF No-Gi World Champion in the Masters Black Division. Off the mat he had one the most celebrated and heroic polices careers.
Master Jean Jacques Machado always made a point to note that Big Mark's martial arts training and focus of jiu jitsu was protecting people who could not protect themselves - first as a US Marine and then as a career street cop and member of the Los Angeles Police Department. Big Mark was recognized on six separate occasions for saving human lives in perilous events. Big Mark is a three-time recipient of the LAPD's Medal of Valor, the highest award for personal bravery bestowed to its officers. He was also awarded the Police Star and Life Saving Medals.
For dangerous rescue in 2006 Big Mark was awarded the California Public Safety Medal of Valor presented to him at the State Capitol by then Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. He was also later presented with the Carnegie Hero Medal the international award recognizing heroic valor in dire situations. Upon honorable retirement with three decades of street police experience Big Mark recognized as one of the most decorated police officers in the history of American law enforcement.
Big Mark accomplished all these feats while under the ledge of Master Machado and a member of the Tarzana headquarters Academy. There is no doubt why he holds a special place in the history of this Academy as a citizen, police officer, and martial artist.
Professor Jean Jacques Machado always said "A black belt is just a white belt that never quit."
This is true in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and this is true in life and Big Mark is so grateful to have had Jean Jacques and his influence in his life.
Professor Christian Medina started wrestling in junior high. Shortly after 9/11, Christian started Krav Maga in Chatsworth, CA. In 2004, he began formal jiu-jitsu training at the Yamasaki Academy in Rockville, MD and supplemented his training with judo at the NIH Judo Club in Bethesda, MD. In 2007, he joined the Jean-Jacques Machado Academy. Today, Christian is one of a handful of people in the nation with a third degree black belt dipolma in Krav Maga, a black belt diploma from the Jean Jacques Machado Academy, and a brown belt in Judo.