Red and black belt master Jean Jacques Machado is celebrating another birthday this Friday, Feb. 12.
One of the most skilled Jiu-Jitsu fighters of all times, Jean Jacques was a very active competitor for several years.
In 1999 he was elected the most technical athlete of the second edition of the ADCC, in Abu Dhabi.
At that time, he finished all of his opponents in the -77kg division.
Watch the final match against Japanese Kaoru Uno.
In 2000, Jean Jacques was back to win the silver medal in the same division, only losing to Renzo Gracie.
In 2001, he shocked the grappling world with an impressive run in the ADCC open class, only stopping at Ricardo Arona in the final.
Happy birthday, JJM!