Chief Instructor Garrett began training in karate and tae kwon do in 1990. He wrestled throughout middle and high school and began his training in kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in college. He currently holds a black belt in jiu jitsu under Klay Pittman and world-reknowned jiu jitsu expert Carlos Machado. Mr. Garrett holds two kickboxing world titles with the International Kickboxing Federation as well as other international and national titles.
Business Manager/Assistant Instructor
Mr. Gladman began training with Mr. Garrett in 2002. He is Mr. Garrett's first black belt and the only one to hold a Master Level black belt in kickboxing under him. He is also practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Mrs. Garrett began training in 2003 with Klay Pittman in jiu jitsu then began training with Mr. Garrett in 2004. She earned her black belt in early 2012.
Mr. Potter began training in 2006 with Mr. Garrett in kickboxing and jiu jitsu. He earned his blackbelt in early 2012.
Master Carlos Machado
Chief Instructor of RCJ Machado Jiu Jitsu in Dallas, TX.
Carlos Machado is nephew to one of the founders of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, late master Carlos Gracie. After learning from his cousins from the Gracie family and his brothers the Machado’s (Roger, Rigan, Jean Jacques and John), Carlos is determined to keep the legacy going, and saves no effort in making his students among the best in the world.