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Owner of Checkmat Exeter Fabricio Machado has a long-standing history with Jiu Jitsu training. Dating 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. Therefore he takes pride in being able to positively change the lives of his students in the first BJJ academy in Exeter, California.