Affiliate Profile

Jean Jacques Machado BJJ Melbourne

96A Hoddle Street
Victoria, Melbourne 3067


David Curnow & Ben Butler-Bonnice

Jean Jacques Machado BJJ Melbourne offers professional instruction in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and self-defence. JJM BJJ Melbourne is owned and operated by purple belt Ben Butler-Bonnice with the assistance of coach and BJJ Black Belt David Curnow. The BJJ program is overseen by Professor Stewie Moulden, a second degree Black belt under Jean Jacques Machado.

David Curnow – BJJ Black Belt

David has been training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for over 20 years and within the martial arts for over 30 years. He received his black belt from professor Stewart Moulden on behalf of Jean Jacques Machado in December 2014 at Stewies House of BJJ Bendigo. David is a Forensic Psychologist and works within the criminal justice system.

• 30 years Martial arts
• 20 years BJJ
• 3rd degree black belt Tae Kwon Do
• Category 1 Floro fighting systems instructor
• 25 years experience in the criminal justice system.

Ben Butler-Bonnice – BJJ Purple Belt

Ben began his BJJ training under professor Stewart Moulden in 2009 and currently holds the rank of 4 stripe Purple belt under professor Stewart Moulden and Jean Jacques Machado.
During this time Ben has also developed freestyle wrestling and submission grappling experience with numerous trips overseas.
Ben is a physiotherapist and strength coach and works within private practice and circus arts.

• 9 years BJJ
• Freestyle wrestling
• Amatuer boxing, KyoKushin Karate, muay thai
• Competition experience freestyle wrestling Australia Cup, Australian nationals.
• BJJ Pan Pacific, Melbourne open and Australian national.