Rigan Machado shows a really cool transition: butterfly guard sweep to X Guard to leg lock. Rigan was one of the first BJJ practitioners to master leg locks as he was was training and competing in Sambo for many years.
Rigan Machado began training with his cousins from the Gracie Family at the age of 5. With an incredible 365-0 professional record in Jiu-Jitsu competition, Rigan is a former Pan American Champion and ADCC world Medalist. As one of the few red and black belts, Rigan’s abilities come straight from the source, and his extraordinary career supports his abilities.
There are many excellent teachers in Jiu-Jitsu. However, the red and black coral belts possess knowledge that no one else can use. If you have any interest in improving your game, Rigan is a great source. Not only is his technique on another level, but his experience and understanding of the sport runs very deep, which makes him an incredible teacher.
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Eighth degree Red and Black Belt Rigan Machado is a living legend in the world of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, as the nephew of Grandmaster Carlos Gracie brings his immense knowledge to this series!
- Learn introductory and advanced techniques in the handcuff guard such as the invisible triangle and a transition to spider guard.
- Dive into technical butterfly sweep variations, mastering the use of the Gi and body control.
- Land the Omoplata or transition to high level leg locks from sitting on the couch.