Checkmat is an internationally recognized Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu association and team that was founded in 2008 by the Vieira Brothers.  Checkmat is led by the eldest brother, Leo Vieira along with his brothers Ricardo Vieira and Leandro Vieira.  In just 7 years time, Checkmat is already considered one of the best jiu-jitsu and submission teams in the world today with over 35 team medals in IBJJF jiu-jitsu competitions.  Checkmat currently has affiliate academies around the world including Brazil (headquarters in São Paolo), United States, Canada, Sweden, Ireland, England, Australia, Spain, France, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Germany, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Paraguay and future plans to expand into Mexico and Thailand.


Adult BJJ Fundamentals

This class is great for new students getting introduced to not only Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and the Checkmat system, but also to our academy.  At the same time, it’s a great class for upper belts to continue to drill and improve upon the fundamentals of our techniques.  We encourage the pairing of upper and lower belts to promote mutual learning, as well as the continued growth of our program.  This class starts with a functional warm-up and focuses on learning and drilling foundational techniques.  There is no live rolling in this class. 


Adult BJJ

This class is open to students of all levels.  There is continued focus in this class on the fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and the Checkmat system through warm-ups and functional drilling. In this class, students get the opportunity to learn more advanced techniques and submissions.  The safety of our students is always a priority, as the instructor may modify the drilling for individuals or smaller groups as appropriate.  We offer rotational training and live rolling at the end of this class.  At our academy, students get the opportunity to train and spar with our Black Belt instructors.   New students must first be assessed by the head instructor prior to any sparring. 

Youth Jiu-Jitsu

Our Youth Jiu-Jitsu program is suitable for kids ranging from 4 to 14 years old.  Some exceptions may apply depending on the instructor’s assessment.  The youth not only learn the fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and the Checkmat system, but they learn mutual respect between teammates and their instructors. Every day the kids step on the mat, they learn more about respect for themselves, respect for their team, and respect for their instructors.  Discipline and respect are two very important values of Jiu-Jitsu as well as in life.  These values are reinforced in our youth program, while children also learn how to protect themselves yet still have fun and make friends.

Women’s BJJ 

This class is open to women of all ages and experience levels.  We provide a safe and welcoming training environment for women who want to learn the fundamentals of jiu-jitsu and for women who want to advance their technique. In this class, women will also learn self-defense tactics and situational awareness.  We understand that each person has different goals and objectives when it comes to training jiu-jitsu, and we structure this class accordingly.  




Mon:   10am-11am & 5pm-8:30pm

Tue:      5:00pm - 8:30pm

Wed:    10am-11am & 5pm-8:30pm

Thurs:   5:00pm - 8:30pm

Fri:        10am-11am & 5pm-8:30pm

Sat:       10:00am- 12:30pm



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San Jose, CA 95132
T: (408) 708-7975



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