Professor Leonardo Machado


 Professor Machado is a 2nd Degree black belt. He received his black belt in 2011 from Ricardo Marques of BTT Juiz de Fora.  He has been training Jiu-Jitsu for  14 years. He loves sharing his knowledge of the sport with his students and continues to compete actively. Often on the weekends you can find him refereeing at tournaments, thus, continuing to show his love and knowledge of this sport runs deep. 

Wrestling Coach Larry Carara


 Larry Carara is currently a Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and has been training for 6 years.  Prior to starting Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Larry had a very successful high school wrestling career finishing with 128 wins and 24 losses over a four year varsity career.  After high school he went on to wrestle for 3 years at Johnson & Wales University.  
Larry’s philosophy for success on the mat is centered around technical proficiency brought about by rigorous drilling and instinct based movement obtained by focused, live rolling. 

Assistant Kids Coach Misty Verschoor


Misty is an E-RYT 500 yoga instructor and all around fitness junkie.

A little over 6 years ago Misty traded her yoga mat for the Jiujitsu mat and has never looked back.  Misty is a purple belt under Professor Leonardo Machado and an avid competitor.

Misty loves sharing her knowledge of the sport with the younger generation of jiujitsu practitioners.  She is always working to keep the balance  of a fun and energetic yet  organized and disciplined class.

Muay Thai Coach Joe Rossi


 Joe has 5 years of experience in the art of Muay Thai. In that time he has  studied 2 different unique styles, traditional and Dutch, and has aimed to mix them congruently in a way that brings out the best in both styles. Joe also has experience in the amateur kickboxing circuit, holds a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and has competed and medaled at various Jiu-Jitsu tournaments.

in Joe's classes he strives for a fun, fast-paced environment focused not only on working up a sweat, but also on technical proficiency through dynamic drills, combos, and light sparring. This is what Joe believes to be the best way to learn Muay Thai, and is catering to both the casual practitioner looking to have fun, lose weight, and get a good workout, as well as those who are serious about improving their game both mentally and physically. 



11:00am Jiujistu**

4:50pm Little Axes 

5:30pm Strong Axes

6:15pm Jiujitsu** Fundamentals

6:15pm Mobility & Flexibility

7:00pm Jiujitsu**


11:00am Jiujistu**

4:00pm Jiujitsu** 

5:00pm Intermediate Axes

6:00pm Muay Thai

7:00pm  Wrestling


 11:00am  No Gi Jiujistu

4:50pm Little Axes 
5:30pm Strong Axes

6:15pm Jiujitsu** Fundamentals

6:00pm Muay Thai

7:00pm Jiujitsu**


11:00am Jiujistu**

4:00pm Jiujitsu** 

5:00pm Intermediate Axes No Gi

6:00pm Muay Thai

7:00pm No Gi Jiujitsu


 11:00am Open Mat (members only)

6:00pm Jiujitsu** Fundamentals

7:00pm Jiujitsu**

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 10:00am Competition Kids (Invitation Only)

11:00am - 1:00pm  Open Mat 



Little Axes  4-8 years

Intermediate Axes 7-15 years

Strong Axes 8-15 years

**Adult Class Gi Required

Private Instruction Available

Contact Us

Better yet, see us in person!

 Tips to help you find us! We are in a large shopping center on the south east corner of Arapaho and Coit. The center is called Promenade North. If you enter the parking lot from Coit turn in near the large American flag and drive straight back, you will see Euro Deli and a stair case. We are on the second floor just above the Euro Deli! There is also stairs, an elevator and additional parking in back! 

Brazilian Top Team

670 N. Coit Suite 2373 Richardson, TX 75080 US


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