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  • Sunday Open Mat at Checkmat Charlotte

    Sunday Open Mat at Checkmat Charlotte

    Every friend group and social circle is like a little sitcom - diverse personalities and backgrounds come together and mix in interesting ways: we share stories, experiences, and just generally grow and learn together. Our gym at Checkmat Charlotte is no different - it's the funniest group of characters who all get together and practice "folding clothes with people in them" as someone once described jiu-jitsu to me. In this post, I'm going to take you through a typical Sunday open mat and describe some of the people and personalities that make up the day to try to give you a sense for what being a part of this community is like. Before diving into that, a quick intro. I'm Josh - ....

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  • Final Destination? ..... Checkmat!

    Final Destination? ..... Checkmat!

    I’ve been training Jiu Jitsu extremely sporadically for the past several years. My first experience started up in upstate New York at what I didn’t know at the time was a McDojo. Unfortunately, the closest legitimate school at the time was over an hour and a half away, so options were limited. Since then, I’ve been to quite a few different gyms due to work, moving, and gaining a better understanding of my own needs when it comes to choosing a gym. The first gym that I had joined started out fine as a small group of friends that would show up in our nogi attire, try YouTube techniques, and occasionally compete at the local NAGA or US Grappling tournaments. Because ....

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  • Jiu Jitsu....MY Life Changer

    Jiu Jitsu....MY Life Changer

    My Life Changer WOW…Who knew moving jobs from little oh Lincolnton to the Big Queen City would change my life in so many ways. Hi everyone! My name is Ashley and I am going to tell you a little bit about my journey and how I found this AMAZING place I now call home. I am 28 years old and I have been working in Charlotte for about 6 months. I was recently accepted into UNC Charlotte as well. When I decided to make the move I knew I wanted to find a gym and learn Jiu Jitsu. At that time, I had been taking self-defense classes in Gastonia and honestly I was not fully satisfied. My family background in wrestling demanded that have that one on one contact that ....

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  • Jiu Jitsu and...... Jesus??

    Jiu Jitsu and...... Jesus??

    It’s funny how life happens sometimes. My name is Rebecca Dailey, my friends call me Becca. I’m a 30 year old married girl who wants to follow Jesus even when sometimes I really don’t want to. It’s hard. I feel like I haven’t had a community in such a long time. I don’t really have a church that I go to regularly and for the past few years I have gone in and out of different ways to feel like I’m connected. Let’s back up a bit. A little over a year ago I was trying yet again either out of guilt or longing maybe both to feel that connection. A friend and teacher (I met my husband through a class he was teaching 😊 ) was seeking out ....

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  • Join Us For the Best Kids Jiu Jitsu in Charlotte

    Welcome To Our New Website! We’re Proud To Serve Charlotte with Kids Jiu Jitsu! At Checkmat Charlotte, we are working hard to go above and beyond for every person who walks through our doors. And you could be next! We are offering Charlotte a hands-on approach to Kids Jiu Jitsu. And you don’t need any prior experience to succeed! Come visit us at Checkmat Charlotte and see for yourself what makes us the best asdf facility in town. Just fill out the "Request Information" form on the side of the page and stop in for a visit today! And don't forget to click below to visit us on our social media pages!! ....

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