Checkmat Charlotte

Checkmat Charlotte

4.9 (9)
2 hires on
4 employees
12 years in business

About this pro

At Checkmat Charlotte, we strive to accomplish  one goal. To make you a bertter version of you through the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The focus is entirely on you as a individual to improve your mental strength, physical fitness and technical proficiency in bjj. Here we are all family.  

I have been in BJJ since 2001 and have accumulated a vast amount of knowledge that I love sharing with my students. Growing bjj and helping my students accomplish their goals is my life. 

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Charlotte, NC 28273
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9 Reviews


  • Jonathan Thompson

    It’s been awesome!

  • Jeff Zazzaro

    Outstanding instruction. Michael Allen teaches in a way that puts you in the best position to learn based on your experience level, fitness level and age. He has an environment that is conducive to learning.

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  • Austin McNeely

    I never knew what I was getting myself into when I started training jiujitsu about a year ago. Professor Michael Allen is world class instructor. He keeps the mats and the rest of his facility VERY clean. My fiancé even started training here when the Queens Class moved to Sunday and now doing jiujitsu is a family ordeal. We love Checkmat Charlotte

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I start all my new students with a short one on one discussion about them , Jiu Jitsu and their goals. Once that is taken care of, i prefer to do a one on one assessment , so i can see where their physical attributes such as agility, strength and coocrdination are. After that, we hit the ground running and jump into training. Initially, we like for the new students to be cofortable with their own pace for the first two weeks.