Jean Jacques Machado is the man who gave Eddie Bravo his BJJ black belt after years of training and rolling together, so the relationship between the two has been important to each of their progress. As many coaches will tell you, teaching good students helps them develop their own skills and obviously creating a good training partner is always a benefit to your own training too. In fact, Machado was still competing as late as 2005 when Bravo had already made a name for himself in the sport.
The training footage itself is apparently from Bravo’s preparation for the epic rematch with Royler Gracie at Metamoris 3 on March 29th, 2014. That was the second time that these two men met in competition, with the first instance being the match that shot Bravo to fame. Back at ADCC 2003, Bravo was just a relatively unknown brown belt who had got his place in the 66kg division by winning the North American ADCC trials. Machado was well known of course, not just for being part of one of the most famous sets of brothers in the sport but also for his individual competition achievements as an ADCC world champion and two-time silver medallist.
Bravo submitted Gustavo Dantas in the opening round before coming up against Royler Gracie in the second round, who was the reigning and three-time ADCC world champion. Eddie Bravo shocked the world by submitting Royler with a triangle choke and was promoted to black belt by Jean Jacques Machado immediately afterward. The rivalry didn’t end there though, and the pair were booked for a rematch over a decade later at Metamoris 3, which would end in a draw when neither man was able to get the finish.
The footage of Jean Jacques Machado and Eddie Bravo rolling together in training was uploaded to the official YouTube channel of Jiujitsu Vault:
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