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9006 Mansfield Road, Shreveport, LA 71118
Daniel Creech

About Machado Jiu Jitsu in Shreveport, LA

Meet Daniel Creech

Owner and Chief Instructor at
Machado Jiu Jitsu in Shreveport
6th Dan & Brown

Who We Are & What We Stand For

RCJ Machado Jiu Jitsu is the place to be for world class Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training, led by the highest ranked Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructor in the Southwest: Head Instructor Carlos Machado.

RCJ Machado is proud to offer classes for students of ALL LEVELS of experience (from no experience at all to accomplished martial artist), fitness (from overweight to super-fit), and age (from 5 years old and up, men and women).

Carlos Machado is nephew to one of the founders of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, late Master Carlos Gracie. Driven by lessons learned from his Gracie cousins and his Machado brothers (Roger, Rigan, Jean Jacques, and John), Carlos was determined to keep the legacy alive. He spares no effort in making his students among the best in the world.

Our classes are curriculum oriented, providing a fast paced yet easy approach to learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Students help and encourage each other, often achieving great results in a short amount of time. Skills taught here are valuable for self-defense and great for increasing fitness and stamina. Rank advancement is curriculum based with time and skill requirements. All provided in a safe and fun environment.

Danny Creech is the owner/Instructor of Machado Jiu Jitsu Shreveport location.

He began martial arts at the age of 8 years old and began competing year round at the age of 15 when he could drive himself to tournaments.

He competed year-round from 1990 – 2003 in Olympic taekwondo and currently holds a rank of 6th degree black belt Kukkiwon. In 2003, Mr. Creech began training in Jiu Jitsu. In 2009, he began traveling to Dallas weekly to learn from Professor Carlos Machado and in 2014 opened RCJ Machado Academy in Shreveport. "My passion is teaching quality martial arts while helping students transform into more confident and empowered people which can change their lives."


  • 1990-1996 multiple medals at local tournaments, 1994 AR State Championship-silver
  • 1998-2003 6 time Oklahoma state gold medalist, 1999 North American Open- bronze
  • 1999-2000 Sooner Games-Gold medal
  • Quarterfinalist 2000 Collegiate and National Championships

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

  • 2012 LA State-Silver
  • 2013 Relson Gracie-Silver
  • 2014 Relson Gracie-Gold
  • 2014 Europa-Gold
  • 2015 AR AGF-Gold
  • 2016 Master Worlds IBJJF Bronze Medalist

How To Get Started

Come join our Shreveport, LA Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Kids Martial Arts, Olympic Tae Kwon Do, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Choose a program that most interests you and have the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at 318-218-4310 if you have any further questions. Machado Jiu Jitsu hopes to speak with you soon!

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