Jean Jacques Machado Jiu-Jitsu officially lands in Victoria, BC at Eke Academy of Martial Arts



In the landscape of Jiu-Jitsu there are legends. Few come close to a living legend the likes of Jean Jacques Machado who is not only a pioneer in bringing BJJ to North America and trains a ‘who’s who’ of A-list martial artists and celebrities but is renowned for producing some of the best Jiu-Jitsu students and black-belts around.

Victoria, BC’s Eke Academy of Martial Arts is honoured and pleased to announce that the school which already brings Jeet Kune Do, Kali, Silat, Madjapahit Martial Arts and Kickboxing to British Columbia’s Capital is now the only affiliate of the living legend in Western Canada.

“This is a huge honour for not only our Academy but for our city and our province,” James Eke, chief instructor and founder of the Eke Academy said. “This brings legitimacy to Jiu-Jitsu in our city and really puts us on the map in a very real way. It has been years in the making and today is a very big day and one worth celebrating for our school, our students and for Jiu-Jitsu in Canada and North America. It is great to be part of seeing Jiu-Jitsu of an incredible lineage like Professor Machado spread here in our beautiful city on Vancouver Island.”

Twice a year the Eke Academy has been hosting Prof Jay Zeballos, full-time instructor at both Jean Jacques Machado Academies (Tarzana HQ and Malibu) and Executive Director of the Jean Jacques Machado Affiliate Program as well as a world champion competitor and Machado BJJ Third Degree Black Belt, and has been working closely with him to create and maintain a top-notch Jiu-Jitsu program at EAMA. On top of this James Eke has been travelling and training with both Professor Jean Jacques Machado and Professor Jay Zeballos regularly.

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