November 2, 2014
Carlos Machado - The Professor
Carlos' little girl KK was rolling with her bigger brother who had her in guard with lapel control. Her brother tried sweeping her backwards with the assistance of the lapel that unfortunately went right into KK's throat giving her quite the scare! Immediately she took her tears to dad and the following conversation happened:
Carlos: "Are you ok?"
K: SOBSOB "My throat hurts and I had a hard time breathing" SOBSOB
Carlos: "But you can breathe now right?"
K: SOB "Yeah but it hurt me." SOB
Carlos: "Wipe your tears and come over here to the side of the mat so I can teach you how to counter that move."
I don't even have kids and it damned near brought me to tears. More than a grappler. Much more than a teacher. Carlos Machado embodies the entire Machado family and their values. Certainly the Machado family has made me a better martial artist. More importantly they have made me a better man! For that I can never repay. Thank you Carlos for all your lessons.
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