chuck norris and the machados

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  1. shouldercharge

    shouldercharge Dave Camarillo idoliser

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  2. lechien

    lechien Gold Belt

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    He is a Machado BB. not sure which brother gave it him.
     
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    DeadAim713 Blue Belt

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    Something tells me it was JJ, but I'm not 100% on that.
     
  4. lechien

    lechien Gold Belt

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    I thought was John.
     
  5. Resendiz

    Resendiz Just glad to be able to train again.

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    Chuck was given his Black Belt by Carlos, Rigan and Jean Jacques I believe. He also helped open their first academy. Chuck is a good friend of the Machado brothers and has tapped them all out in front of millions of viewers under the name Walker Texas Ranger. Chuck Norris is a real underground legend in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, rivaling only that of Ricksons aura. Chuck Norris doesn't like that Roger Gracie is doing this good, there is no room for a 3rd god and has stated numerous times that only Bruce Lee would be welcomed to complete the triangle of kings. Sorry Roger.
     
  6. peytonlucy

    peytonlucy Silver Belt

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    Chuck Norris triangle chokes with one leg, just to be fair.
     
  7. peytonlucy

    peytonlucy Silver Belt

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    JJ gave him the BB; Rigan ran for cover.
     
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    agore White Belt

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    Sir Galahad Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

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    I'm pretty sure it was Carlos.
     
  10. HomerPlata

    HomerPlata Purple Belt

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    Hahahaha! Love it!
     
  11. kiridoku

    kiridoku picks up a bus and he throws it back down

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    ha That's my YT vid. I ripped it from a VHS (poorly...I ain't no video editor!) & sent it to John Machado & Master Andre Lima.
    (YouTube - Machados on Walker Texas Ranger)


    Mr.Norris was very, very generous to the brothers and Carlos in particular (since he settled in Dallas...the other brothers tried out Cali, went back home, came back to the US...pretty sure Carlos came 1st to Maryland as a high school student but Rigan was the 1st to come as an adult, went back & then Carlos came up to give America a shot...*HOPE I HAVE THE TIMELINE CORRECT*). Anyway, Chuck offered Carols a training area on the lot where much of the filming of WTR was filmed. There was even one of those 'recording' lights so they'd know when to keep it quiet!

    With the mat so close to work, Chuck was able to train conveniently during breaks, before, after shooting etc And the story goes that Chuck was/is an amazingly dedicated student - a truly egoless "empty cup" who tirelessly ate up everything Carlos taught him.
    Another story was that Chuck, in addition to offering the space for a makeshift academy, fed Carlos minor parts in TWW to give him some income. One week Carlos would be 'bad guy #2' with a phony mustache, and the next day some other minor player in the background of a scene.
    Chuck was & is a great friend to the Machados & was happy to help them get settled a bit in a new country where no one had heard of this "Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu" and continue to help via introducing them to "the Biz" - which John has really latched onto & done well in (Rigan, as well).

    So, to answer the BB Q.... I'm pretty sure it was Carlos who "gave" Chuck his BB in BJJ.
     
  12. Choke_Out_Champ

    Choke_Out_Champ Blue Belt

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    And he's never pulled the head down to finish
     
  13. Pahlavan**

    Pahlavan** White Belt

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    Pulling the head down is not necessary anyways. :icon_chee
     
  14. J Sho

    J Sho Green Belt

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    most of the machados taught at gracie academy torrance with helios sons for about a year or so prior to going out on their own.Rorian says he kicked them out for doing privates behind his back.Chuck was training with them regularly since the early 90s ,having met them in the late 80s in brazil .Twas all in fightworks podcast episode with carlos machado recently.
     
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    Hellboy31 Brown Belt

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    Hahah, gold.
     
  17. Resendiz

    Resendiz Just glad to be able to train again.

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    good ol Rorian...

    i dont remember the exact numbers but later they had a school school match up and it wasnt even funny how bad Rorians got schooled by. Id for sure want to separate my Jiu Jitsu from the rest of the worlds after that...
     

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