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Student of the Month for January 2020

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Student of  the Month for  January 2020

Student of the Month for January 2020 - Dalton Withers

Every month at Checkmat Charlotte we award a student of the month. This gives potential students an opportunity to gain some insight as to what we are and what we do here at the Academy. This month the recipient is Dalton Withers. Dalton is a white belt here at Checkmat Charlotte and is two months into his journey. Dalton won a $50 Amazon gift card for his efforts and enthusiasm. Enjoy Dalton’s story and we hope that you decide to come by and visit us and begin your jujitsu training as well.

What is your name, how old are you and Where are you originally from?

Dalton Withers,  I'm 25, I'm originally from Marietta, Georgia 

What brought you to BJJ and Checkmat Charlotte

I studied other martial arts and wanted to improve my ground game. I wanted something closer to home than the school I was going to.

what other sports did you grow up Playing if any? 

I played baseball, football, soccer, and golf.

You Have expressed an interest in competing, how is that coming along ? 

Yes! I competed in my first tournament in January and had a blast!

What is your favorite color for a gi?

So far the classic white.

If you could be one animal, what would it be?

Fox, their small and generally goofy.

What is your favorite food?

Dark chocolate

Who is your favorite BJJ practitioner?

Coach, he teaches me humility and techniques.

In one word describe life at Checkmat Charlotte?


What is the one thing you like best about being at Checkmat Charlotte?

The drive, everyone pushes you to be your best.

What advice would you give to a brand new student starting BJJ?

Don't quit. Ever.

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