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Student of The Month - May

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Student of The Month - May

Congratulations  to Troy Hunt for being named Student Of The Month for May. Troy has been a member at Checkmat Charlotte since July 1,2020. He has entered successfully numerous competitions such as grappling industries, tap cancer out and IBJJF opens. Troy was recently promoted to the rank of Blue Belt by Professor Michael Allen . We sat down with Troy to ask him some questions about Jiu Jitsu and alot of other cool things. Here it is.

Where are you originally from? 
Asheboro NC -- Home of the NC ZOO

How old are you?

What is your Favorite Food? 

What is your favorite Type of Music?
Classic Rock

What is your favorite color? 

Who was your favorite Avenger?
Rocket Raccoon

What got you started in BJJ?

I came across a video someone had posted of me wrestling back in high school.  Despite leading the entire match I ended up getting pinned in the third round.  I watched the video probably 100 times.  All I wanted was to jump through the screen and finish the match the way I was supposed to. It was clear I still had room to grow.

Jiu-Jitsu was a logical next step. My friend Brock told me about it, so I thought I would try it out. 
I jumped around gyms for a while until I found Checkmat Charlotte.  It had several people who were serious about competing and wanted to go at a high intensity.

Also, everyone was super friendly, and more than willing to roll with a spazy white belt who didn't know anything.  I’ve been here ever since.

In closing, what would you suggest to anyone thinking about getting into BJJ?

BJJ is accessible, you will find everything from Olympic level athletes, to dads with knee replacements. Both of which will be able wipe the floor with you the moment you walk in to the gym. Don’t be afraid of being too weak, slow, fat, or short. I assure you I have been tapped by all of these people many times. It is a humbling sport that I would recommend to anyone.


if you or anyone else would like to try a class at Checkmat Charlotte, please call Michael Allen at 980-307-9608

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Good luck this weekend at Newbreed Raleigh, Mckenzie lee and Troy Hunt!