August 4, 2012

RCJ Machado Camp Oct. 26-28 2012

The 2012 edition of the RCJ Machado Brothers Camp is due to hit the mats October 26-28, in Farmers Branch, Texas (10 miles east of DFW airport).  All five of the Machado brothers (Carlos / Roger / Rigan / Jean Jacques / John) will be presenting seminars on their respective games/specialties.

  I attended the 2008 camp in South Carolina and I can honestly say it was not only the most amazing learning experience I have had, but it was also the most fun I had!  Traveling and connecting with my coach and training partners Mike and Perry was great unto itself.  In the end, other then spending more then 15 hours sharing the mat with five individuals who represent over 150 years of collective grappling knowledge... other then that, I felt like I was part of a family.  The Machado clan are some of the warmest, most sharing individuals I have met in the past 20 years of my dedication to the martial arts.

Check out Coach Brian at the 1:00 mark, as he really summarizes the camp perfectly:

This years camp will be a welcome break of sunshine from winter for those of us up here in the great white north with Farmers Branch being a suburb conveniently located just east of DFW airport.  The official hotel this year is the Fairfield Inn Farmers Branch.  Room rates will be $59 a night, with a room rate code coming for the camp.

I have been looking at Travelocity and there are a number of flight deals going on from the Pacific NW into Dallas Ft. Worth ranging around $250 as of this posting.  Shortround reports specials from Travelzoo for around $246, and like she says.... "even your broke ass can afford that!"

Mi compadre "Perriee" from North o' da' border suggests using Hyatt Place Dallas - North (by the galleria).  Phone number is 972-716-2001 and he is reporting double occupancy with breakfast at $89/night.  He has stayed their before and said it is nice, clean, and provides a shuttle to and from the camp!

Held at RCJ Machado Dallas
4887 Alpha Rd. Ste.#270
Farmers Branch, TX. 75244
For more information, or to register via phone contact MeganThompson at:

$499 Advanced Registration
$599 Week of Camp
Single Day Attendance is Available as well, please call!
Open To All Levels & Belts, 
One Thing Is Asked;
Leave Your Ego At The Door!

Unheard of access to all five brothers who will be sharing the latest techniques and submissions with the following training schedule as well as special dinner with the family.

October 26 (Fri): 9am - 12noon
                            2pm - 5pm
October 27 (Sat): 9am - 12noon
                            2pm - 5pm
October 28 (Sun): 9am - 12noon

For anyone in the Pacific NW who is interested in going please contact me as we will be having a group coming from both Seattle, as well as British Columbia.  

Also for coaches who bring 5 of their students, the coach attends the camp for free!  

This is not an event you want to miss, make sure to click on RCJ Machado Pro to register today!  Please let them know you heard about the camp here at The Ground Never Misses!  

Accept No Substitutes!
Chubby Jake w/ JJ at the 2008 Camp
(he rarely smiles, but I said something funny!)