Checkmat is an international academy, competition team, and family of brazilian jiujitsu practitioners. Founded in 2008 by Master Leo Vieira, Checkmat now has affiliate academies in thirty-four American cities and sixteen countries worldwide. The team is headquartered in Long Beach, California (USA), which regularly hosts “The Mundials,” the world championships of BJJ.
At Checkmat affilliate academies, you will find world-class, hands-on instruction that has been tested on the practice mats and proven on the competition field. Checkmat men, women, and youth have won some of the most prestigious tournaments in the sport including the World Championships, the Brazilian National Championships, and the Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) Submission Wrestling World Championships.