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  • Endira Morales

    Endira Morales

    Endira Morales 2022 White Belt of The Year I started my J iu J itsu journey on Nov 4 th 2021 , it was during a big transition in my life and little did I know it would make a huge impact on my life, and would be a sport I’d become passionate about. Aside from J iu J itsu I’m also a competitive powerlifter but unlike powerlifting, J iu J itsu is very intense and faster paced, and requires physical contact, completely different than anything I was used to and had ever done. I originally started J iu J itsu for self-defense purposes, but now I keep at it for much more than that, I keep at it because of the confidence it gives me, because of the family ....

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  • Congratulations to Audrey Smith on her Yellow / White Belt

    Congratulations to Audrey Smith on her Yellow / White Belt

    Audrey Smith awarded Yellow White belt Congratulations to Audrey Smith on her promotion to Yellow/White belt here at Checkmat Charlotte on November 5, 2023. Audrey has been a staple in our kids (7-13) program. Recently, she has been attending our beginners program as well. We are excited for Audrey’s future here as a student and as a competitor. ....

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  • Student of the Month - January 2022: Brandon Justice

    Student of the Month - January 2022: Brandon Justice

    Congratulations to Brandon Justice for being awarded student of the month! Brandon's hardworking attitude makes him a great addition to the team. Get to know Brandon below! What is your name, how old are you and Where are you originally from? My name is Brandon Justice. I am 25 years old and I’m from Greenville, South Carolina. What brought you to BJJ and Checkmat Charlotte? I wanted to find a new hobby. I had heard a lot of great things about BJJ online and through some friends of mine so I wanted to give it a shot and see what it was all about. I ended up at Checkmat Charlotte after doing some research online and seeing a lot of great reviews for the gym and ....

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  • 2021 Competitor of the Year: Jillian Chalke

    2021 Competitor of the Year: Jillian Chalke

    Congratulations to Jillian Chalke for being awarded Competitor of the Year for 2021 Jillian was awarded competitor of the year for her commitment and dedication to competing as much as possible and training hard with no excuses. In 2021 she went on an absolute competition rampage, stepping out on the mats for over 80 individual matches and bringing home 30+ medals for Checkmat Charlotte. What is your name, how old are you and Where are you originally from? Jillian Chalke, 29, originally from Virginia What brought you to BJJ and Checkmat Charlotte? I literally woke up one day and thought “you know what might be fun?” and then I chose Checkmat ....

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  • 2021 Student of the Year: Brock Kirkland

    2021 Student of the Year: Brock Kirkland

    Congratulations to Brock Kirkland for being awarded 2021 Student of the Year! Brock was awarded student of the year for his dedication and positive influence in the room. Brock is a hard worker while always maintaining a positive and approachable attitude - you will never hear him complaining! In addition to this, Brock is a well rounded and consistent grappler! Congrats again to Brock! What is your name, how old are you and Where are you originally from? Brock, 26, from Madison, WI What brought you to BJJ and Checkmat Charlotte? I had wanted to try BJJ for a while after hearing great things about it on various podcasts. What brought me to Checkmat was the ....

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  • 2021 Most Improved Male: Konan Pérez

    2021 Most Improved Male: Konan Pérez

    Congratulations to Konan Pé rez for being awarded most improved male of 2021! Konan was awarded most improved in 2021 based around the fact he does everything to maximize his attendance. He is a staple in the noon class, Sunday open mat and even makes an occasional appearance to our 6am open mat on Friday. His attitude is exemplary and his grappling progress has been as consistent as his attendance. What is your name, how old are you and Where are you originally from? Konan Perez, 31 years old. Fairfax, VA What brought you to BJJ and Checkmat Charlotte? I’ve always been an MMA fan and constantly heard about the positive aspects of BJJ on ....

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  • 2021 Most Improved Female: Alicia McCall

    2021 Most Improved Female: Alicia McCall

    Congratulations to Alicia McCall for being awarded most improved female of 2021! Alicia was awarded most improved in 2021 in recognition for her commendable effort to increase her mat time and get more involved in the competition scene. She has been picking up technique quickly and has significantly expanded her game and experience in 2021. Get to know Alicia more below! What is your name, how old are you and Where are you originally from? My name is Alicia, I am 30 years old and I am from Charlotte, NC. What brought you to BJJ and Checkmat Charlotte? My fiancé :) How long have you been training? 3 years in March What is your ....

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  • 2022 BJJ Goals Worksheet

    2022 BJJ Goals Worksheet

    What is your long term goal for 2022? This is your main focus for the year as it relates to BJJ. It can be anything from weight loss to competition focused. How will you measure success on this goal? It’s important to be specific in goal setting. “Improve at jiu jitsu” is everyone’s goal, but it is not measurable and therefore impossible to know if you’ve succeeded. What is your plan of action? Define three supporting goals that will help you reach your overall goal. I.e attend at least 2 practices per week, ask questions after practice, keep a training journal… etc. These are the building blocks to help you work towards your ....

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  • Student of The Month - November 2021: Josh Hawley

    Student of The Month - November 2021: Josh Hawley

    Congratulations to our November Student of the month, Josh Hawley. Josh became a regular on the mats quickly after joining, and has shown dedication, positivity and hard work. Get to know Josh below and come join him and the rest of the crew in our beginner’s class on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6pm! What is your name, how old are you and Where are you originally from? My name is Josh Hawley. I'm 30 years old, born and raised here in Charlotte, North Carolina. What brought you to BJJ and Checkmat Charlotte. I had just moved and decided that I needed to really focus on self defense without any weaponry. Coach Michael welcomed me to the gym with open arms despite ....

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