Professor Boaz Brizman
Black Belt

Boaz Brizman is a lifelong martial artist who has been studying Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for the past 14 years. His initial training was under Carlson Gracie Black Belt Rey Diogo who guided him to his Purple Belt. Life changes began to affect Boaz ability to train on a consistent basis. It was then Professor Rey asked Professor Jean Jacques Machado if he would formally accept Boaz as his student.

Under Jean Jacques tutelage Boaz earned his Brown and eventually his Black Belt, which was awarded in April of 2016. In addition, throughout his Jiu-Jitsu career Boaz has built an impressive competition resume.

  • Pan American Gold Medal (Purple Belt)
  • Pan American Gold medal (Brown Belt)
  • Pan American Silver Medal (Brown Belt)
  • Masters World Championship Bronze Medal (Brown Belt)

Once again life took a turn and Boaz moved to Central Point, Oregon. He is currently the owner and head instructor of Cloud9 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, an official Jean Jacques Machado affiliate academy. Never straying too far from his roots, he commutes to Malibu on a regular basis, training and teaching when his schedule permits.