Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art that focuses on technique, leverage, and physics more than size and speed, making it a practical self-defense art for any person. No matter what your body type or level of fitness, you will benefit from the practical self-defense techniques taught in our Beginner's program. At RCJ Machado Jiu-Jitsu Pasadena you will learn the fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu while getting a great full body workout, all in a fun a safe environment.

Benefits of our Beginner's Program:

Learn the fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu- Learn practical self-defense techniques

Get a great full body workout while having fun

Increase focus, stamina, and self-confidence

Improve your overall fitness and lifestyle

Great camaraderie and friendship


Submission Grappling

Alongside our Beginners and Advanced classes that require the use of the uniform (Gi), RCJ Machado’s No-Gi classes are to round out your knowledge base and confidence in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

No-Gi classes focus on using BJJ technique without relying on handholds on collars and sleeves—making your BJJ game the most diverse and enhancing your ability in any situation.

No-Gi is also excellent for self-defense, and for those who are wishing to learn Jiu Jitsu for use in MMA competition.

No-Gi classes can be taken independently of our other programs, or you can incorporate it into your Beginners or Advanced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for maximum benefit.

The Machado Method

The Machado Brothers developed the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Curriculum called the Machado Method which has set the training standard within the BJJ community. This has been done with the standardization of attendance and testing requirements. Attendance requirements insure students have attended the desired number of classes to gain the knowledge of the RCJ Machado Curriculum. Testing students allows instructors to make sure students measure up to the high-quality standards set forth. Students from White Belt to Black Belt are officially tested for all ranks creating the highest quality standards in the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community..

Class Schedule:

Monday, Friday

5:45pm-7:00pm Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Fundamentals Class/ Open Drill)

7:00pm-8:00pm Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (ADVANCED)


5:00pm-6:00pm Self Defense

6:00pm-7:00pm Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Fundamentals Class)

7:00pm-8:00pm Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (ADVANCED)

Tuesday, Thursday

4:00pm-4:30pm Children's BJJ (Ages 3-5)

4:30pm-5:30pm Children's BJJ (Ages 6+)

5:30pm-6:00pm Children's BJJ (ADVANCED)

6:00pm-7:00pm Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Fundamentals


11:00am-12:00pm Adult and Children Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Fundamentals

12:00pm-1:00pm Free Roll

1:00pm-2:00pm Self Defense

3:00pm-5:00pm Women's Self Defense, FREE class, 2nd Saturday of every month