/ BJJ with Rigan Machado

I enjoyed you seminar very much. I liked how you mixed jokes and metaphors into your class. I also just enjoy BJJ a lot. Thank you for setting your time aside to help me and my class with BJJ.

Amit M

It was an honor and a privilege to have you share your extensive knowledge with us. I especially liked learning the leg bar. We hear about you often from Sensei Fariborz. I can understand why. Thank you for your time.

Ryan R

Thank you for coming to Team Karate Center and teaching us how to properly perform a rear choke, arm-bar and leg-bar along with teaching us the wonderful rich history of Brazilian Juitusu.
I was so excited to meet you, as you are one of my living heros. Thank you for inspiring me on what is possible if one puts their heart and soul into their training. This is one of the areas in martial arts training I plan on spending more time on when it come to improving my ground techniques. I absolutely love the strategy of BJJ and look forward obtaining a better understanding of the art of Brazilian Juitusu. I hope our path cross in the future.
Once again, thanks for sharing your knowledge with us today. I enjoyed the lesson and I felt accomplished at the end when I was able to test my knowledge in front of you.

Richard N

Thank you for giving us a brief history about BJJ and teaching us the correct way to perform neck choke, Arm-bar and Leg-bar. I was especially intrigued by the leg-bar. It was so simple and used correctly was very effective. Thanks again for taking the time and repeating it into our muscle memory.

Siva K

Thank you so much for teaching the amazing grappling seminar that you taught today. I was honored to take a class taught by a teacher so connected and closely related to the original art and founding masters of BJJ. Thank you again for the amazing class today.

Zainab J

Thank you for showing us BJJ today. I enjoyed learning different moves. I found you're class interesting.

Brooke R

I would like to say thank you for taking the time to teach us the form of BJJ. I found it very interesting and learned a lot from that class.

Samantha R

I had a great time grappling today. I liked practicing chokes and arm bars on the instructors one at a time. When the juniors went to the back mat, we went over a drill we would preform on our black belt test. I had a fun time with it.

Aryana G

Thank you for teaching us Brazilian jujitsu and helping us on chokes and leg takedowns. I also really liked all the history that you told us. It was all very interesting and I am grateful that you came here to teach us.

Sarah D

Thank you so much for coming today, we all had such a great time. We all appreciate you coming, I learned so much and had so much fun!!! You were an amazing teacher today and I have experienced things we have never done today and it was over all amazing. You probably made all of our days more interesting and we left knowing so much more. I just wanted to thank you!

Laila A

Thank you Sensei Rigan for taking your time and teaching us about your art. The lesson I learned from you today was that a rat may be fast, but an elephant is strong. I really appreciated when you came over to help me with my headlock technique. When I was doing it wrong, you took the time to show me the proper form. Thank you for taking your time to come to our studio today.

Victor R

Thank you for taking the time to come to TKC and teach a special BJJ class. I like special guest instructors because I always learn something new. I learned that head lock is not considered a full submission. Thanks again.

Kai A

I am blessed to be able to participate in your class yesterday and learn new things. Thank you for showing me the small details on how effective the moves you have taught us can be.
Thank you for giving up your Sunday morning to do so.

Hooman T

Thank you for taking time out of your schedule to come to TKC studio today. Sensei always speaks so highly of you, so it was a pleasure meeting you today and learning from you. I hope that i have an opportunity to take your seminar again in the future.

Kathryn T

Thank you, for taking the time out of your day, to share your knowledge of grappling with us. I personally learned how to do a choke from behind (which I am very bad at), and I have improved greatly. The adults also learned to do a leg lock from you as well. With your years of experience, you easily taught us. We also would like to say thank you to Sensei Fariborz for the opportunity to meet you.

Dominic R

Dear Professor Rigan Machado,
Thank you for investing your time in the teaching of my team and I, at our pretest.
I love grappling and it was a privilege learning from you!
I am exited to apply the leg bar technique you showed us, the next time I get to grapple!

Ronit S

Thank you for taking your time to teach our class! I really love grappling and I had a great time learning from you! I was specifically interested in the leg bar because that was a new technique for me. Also it was really interesting to learn about the history of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Aviv M

I want to take a moment to thank you for coming to teach a seminar at TKC today. I know you mentioned that you rarely do seminars, but I really appreciated you taking time to teach us. One of the most incredible things about TKC is the amazing instructors we get to learn from, and to learn from you definitely qualifies as "the best of the best". I especially enjoyed learning the leg lock as that was something I had no experience in. But mostly, I appreciated the perspective of "rat v. elephant", as I was always caught in between as I tried to find my own grappling style.
Thank you for the wonderful experience

Aamer J

Thank you so much for coming to teach us. It was a great honor to have you, a real legend I this art, share your experience and knowledge with us. I really enjoyed hearing your history with BJJ, and learning the drills. I want to learn more about this martial art! I hope you will come again sometime to share more with us.

Heather L


Words really can not express how I feel or what I want to say. The past 3 years I have spent at TKC have been awesome. I have learned so much and met so many amazing people. I have surpassed limits that I never thought I could break through. Although times my demeanor or body language might not show it, I have the utmost respect for you and everyone at TKC as well. You may not remember the first time we met, but I have not forgotten it. Right then I did not see what was going to happen to me at TKC, but now I realize how much it has changes me and made me into a better person. You have positively changed so many lives and I only hope to change a few in the same way. Thank you for all you have done for me and all you will do for me.

Ronald Rochel

3rd Degree Black Belt

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