Affinity Martial Arts
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Mat time, consistency, and repetition. These are the cornerstones for success in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. You do not have to be strong or a super athlete. You don’t have to be big. If you put the time in, train regularly, and drill your techniques until they are as natural as breathing, then you will go far.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
The most important thing in your Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training is showing up. We can teach you all the techniques there are to know, but you won’t master those techniques until you’ve drilled them a thousand times. Put your time in on the mat and you will see results and you will get better. There is no secret formula or a crazy strategy. It is simple: like any sport or athletic activity, practice makes perfect.
The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu ranking system is composed of five levels: white, blue, purple, brown, and black. Between each level, from white to brown, a student must earn four stripes, marking their progress. As a student becomes more advanced, they will spend more time on each level. This journey is not fast, and it is especially not easy. The title of Black Belt is reserved for the few who stay committed and dedicated to their training. The title is earned.
About Master Machado
Carlos Machado is a multi Hall of Fame Instructor of Jiu Jitsu and known in Texas and the Southwest region of the United States as the “Godfather of Jiu-Jitsu”. Before Carlos Machado relocated to the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, area, nobody was teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Today most of the BJJ lineage in the Southwest area can be traced back to Carlos Machado. A proud father of 4 teenage kids and husband, Carlos Machado is currently a Coral Belt and is the head of one of the largest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu organizations in the world, RCJ Machado and Carlos Machado Jiu-Jitsu Associations.
One of the main goals of Master Carlos Machado is to simply make the “Average Student, Above Average”. His mission is also to teach his instructors to be the best they can be by mentoring them and instilling in them a solid foundation on many levels, which will greatly benefit not only their own students but also themselves individually on and off the mats. This foundation will ultimately enable the successful operation of the many premium Carlos Machado Jiu Jitsu Academies in the United States and around the world.
Affinity Martial Arts is a proud member of the Carlos Machado Jiu Jitsu Association.