Synopsis by Perry Seibert
Machado: Heart of a Champion is a biography of Jean Jacques Machado, one of five brothers who have mastered jiu-jitsu. The film follows Machado from his earliest training through the '80s, when he dominated many international competitions. Highlights include his bout with Wallid Ismail and his attempt to defeat then-champion Abu Dhabi. Interviews with people who discuss how Machado has changed their lives are interspersed with the action material.