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Checkmat Exeter

Welcome to Checkmat Exeter, a Jiu Jitsu academy built of determined, winning athletes. We craft confident individuals with a positive attitude who can take on any challenge. Our training environment encourages students to utilize adversity to achieve their goals and improve. This produces students who are able to step into leadership roles and inspire others around them. Learn and grow amongst champions with our Jiu Jitsu classes in Exeter, California!

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Checkmat Exeter

About Us:

Checkmat Exeter is a martial arts school like no other. Our experienced instructors are truly passionate about the success of our students. Regardless of background or age, we welcome everyone to learn Jiu Jitsu in a safe, enjoyable way. Our classes encourage consistent growth and improvement. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu transforms students into the best version of themselves by helping them discover their confidence. It helps people of all ages break out of their shell to become leaders and fantastic students.

Our History:

Owner of Checkmat Exeter Fabricio Machado has a long-standing history with Jiu Jitsu training that dates back to 2005 in Brazil. When he was only 15 years old he trained under Grand Master Julio Secco, one of the fathers of Jiu Jitsu. Fabricio trained under many notable martial artists going forward such as Marcelo Garcia, Mario Reis and the Alliance team in New York City in 2015.

Shortly after New York, he joined the Checkmat Team in California and earned his black belt by 2018.

Martial arts helped him transition to a more mature way of life beyond his own individuality. Fabricio was passionate about helping adults and kids stay fit and gain confidence in order to positively impact the community. He takes pride in being able to positively change the lives of his students in the first BJJ academy in Exeter, California. 

Why It's Important

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Students find their voice through BJJ and discover their leadership abilities after discovering what they’re capable of with hard work.

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The Checkmat Exeter community has a mutual respect for each other and are united by passion. We ensure that you’ll always be valued in our space.

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Checkmat Exeter doesn’t dwell on the hardships, instead we celebrate the success and overcoming that comes of it. We place power in adversity.

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Our school has a culture of kindness, respect, and passion. As a whole we focus on doing our best while we strive for excellence and improvement.

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BJJ builds martial artists who are willing to selflessly help those around them. You’ll discover your natural abilities to lead and inspire others.

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Checkmat Exeter is driven to bring a healthy and positive lifestyle to people through BJJ. Join our community today and begin your Jiu Jitsu journey!

Checkmat Exeter

221 S “F” Street, Exeter, CA 93221

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