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Jean Jacques Machado is a legendary figure in the world of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Unparalleled as a competitor, renowned for his teaching abilities,  Master Jean Jacques and his specific system of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is iconic. 

We are an Official Jean Jacques Machado Affiliate Academy and is now known as 805 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu- Jean Jacques Machado Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Simi Valley.   From Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where Master Jean Jacques trained with his brothers under the tutelage of his uncles Carlos and Helio Gracie, to Tarzana, California where the first Machado Academy was founded, we hold this tradition proudly as a cornerstone of fostering excellence.

Master Jean Jacques pioneered the early years of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Today, past, present and future legends train on his mats making Brazilian Jiu Jitsu the fastest growing martial art in the 20th century. The early days were a truly special time and paved the way for making this time also your time.

Jean Jacques Machado began training Jiu Jitsu with his uncles Carlos and Helio Gracie who are the founders of Gracie Jiu Jitsu and the reason why Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is so wide spread throughout the United States and the whole world.

Grandmaster Carlos and Helio Gracie's influence on Jean Jacques Machado through their teachings of Gracie Jiu Jitsu developed Jean Jacques into a true leader and an early pioneer of Jiu Jitsu who at the age of 18 was promoted to the rank of Black Belt by Carlos Gracie Jr.

After moving to the United States in the early 90s, Jean Jacques Machado and his brothers opened their legendary academy in Encino/Tarzana, California and began building a legacy of teaching and developing their students passing on knowledge learned from the creators of Gracie Jiu Jitsu as well as their legendary cousins such as Rickson Gracie, Rorion Gracie, Rolls Gracie, Royce Gracie, Carlos Gracie Jr., and many other pioneers of Jiu Jitsu not mentioned herein.  

After accomplishing victories in some of the worlds most prestigious Jiu Jitsu organizations including 1st place in ADCC (Abu Dhabi Combat Club) Jean Jacques Machado established himself as one of the best grapplers on the planet and solidified is name among the best of the best in the world.


In 2011 Jean Jacques Machado was promoted to Coral Belt by his cousin, Rickson Gracie after 25 years as an active Black Belt and today still personally teaches and develops students at his students at his Tarzana, Ca. HQ, two of whom are his Black Belts and comprise 805 Jiu Jitsu (Jean Jacques Machado Jiu Jitsu Academy Simi Valley) -   

Jean Jacques Machado Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Simi Valley follows this legacy and offers the same training methods to you in your quest for the ultimate in martial arts training. Jean Jacques Machado Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Simi Valley is owned and operated by black belts promoted directly by Master Jean Jacques Machado himself. 

After several years of additional training and teaching, Master Jean Jacques Machado approved the Jean Jacques Machado Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Simi Valley academy as an official affiliate member of his organization.

The Machado method is now available for you right here in Simi Valley, Ca. and surrounding communities whereby Jean Jacques Machado Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Simi Valley proudly continues to uphold the high standards of excellence set forth by the Master himself. 

At Jean Jacques Machado Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Simi Valley we are about a positive mindset and martial arts excellence.  We are instructors who 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 Jean Jacques Machado Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Simi Valley

"Our system does not rely on defeating others... It relies only on not defeating ourselves"

- Samurai Maxim

What is 805 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Way…


The 805 Way is a Mind, Body & Spirt integration of learning the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in a way that is going to challenge students in learning in fun and friendly environment where structure, discipline, and tradition  are key components to proven success. Jiu Jitsu is a martial arts from that rely on pliability, adaptability, in unison with leverage – we do this physical and mentally with the total development of the student in mind. It’s a way to approach life


  • The kids program is curriculum designed  through successful child education methods that foster a form of fun physical fitness and self-defense training. The kids program is structured with core concepts that are universal in success in life, all based in positive reinforcement. Our goal is not necessary to produce world champion martial artist, it to procedure world class kids and champions of the heart. Kids are going “pro” someday – into the professional job market. Jiu-Jitsu training is based on problem solving and in additional to practical self-defense is the training for real life platform.


  • The Adult Program is based on  in the adult learning model, which is a method proven to accelerate learning. Jiu Jitsu is classes are taught in a way that the student are challenge to work hard but balanced with fun environment. The core curriculum is based is based on the fact that Jiu Jitsu training is training for real life. Jiu Jitsu is a platform for not only learning how to problem solve, but an opportunity for self-introspection and the ability to improve one life. 

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“We have to work hard and we have to have fun while doing it. I come from a different generation and time of martial arts training starting judo in 1977. Samurai discipline was the standard. Wrestling was the same way on the competitive level. I did learn a lot but I think you can have fun and have high standards and that what we do at 805… You only live once let’s make it fun.  Here is something that I learned, judo and wrestling tend to be exclusive, while Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tends to be inclusive. What does this mean? Well, wrestling and Judo are Olympic sports so the focus of the training is up or out. Take wrestling, if you are good in grade school then you wrestling in high school, if you are good in high school you move on the college wrestling, and then off towards the Olympics as an end goal.


The wrestlers who aren’t good enough from a competition standpoint are then excluded – they are done and out of the sport of wrestling. This is very true of modern Judo also. Jiu Jitsu is the exact opposite in my experience. Most people who are involved in Jiu Jitsu don’t even compete. They just come to train for workout and camaraderie and know they are getting practical and realist self-defense training in the processes. In fact, I have seen so many underachievers become really solid Jiu Jitsu practitioner – I've lost count. They do Jiu Jitsu for the fun of it and it became there philosophy for life and their lifestyle! This true for me as well! I'm fond of saying “Wrestling and Judo take exclusive approaches, …but Jiu Jitsu is inclusive – give us anyone and in five years they will be really solid at Jiu Jitsu in the they put the time on the mat. Notice it not up are out, it on the student to put the work in – just like real life! Accountability! The 805 is based on hard work – that is in a fun and friendly environment- and the 805 Way is for sure inclusive.”


- Big Mark

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