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Learn how Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can help improve mental health from Carlos Machado

In conjunction with Cameron University’s current academic festival, “Care and Health: A Generational Approach,” the Department of Agriculture, Biology and Health Sciences will present internationally acclaimed martial artist Carlos Machado on Friday, April 5. Machado’s presentation will address how techniques learned through Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) can help improve overall mental health. The presentation takes place at 2 p.m. in the University Theatre and is open to the public at no charge.

Machado, author of “Putting the Pieces Together,” is one of only a handful of 8th degree BJJ coral belts in the world. He has held world championship titles, was inducted into the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Hall of Fame, has been featured in magazines and has developed the Machado Method. Additionally, Machado personally trained Chuck Norris and helped him choreograph fight scenes in “Walker Texas Ranger.”

A major part of Machado’s teaching philosophy is his promotion of humility and service, as well as a belief that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a journey of self-discovery, camaraderie, and personal development. He believes the practice of this martial art discipline can lead to a healthier and more balanced lifestyle. The mental health benefits of BJJ include an outlet for stress and anxiety, mindfulness, confidence, enhanced problem-solving skills, improved sleep and essential life skills that help manage mental health.

This event is funded by the McCasland Foundation of Duncan, the primary sponsor for CU’s academic festival.


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