Michael is an incredible instructor who provides a safe and welcoming environment to learn Brazilian jiu jitsu. He always makes time for his students and is dedicated to making them better. Cannot recommend Checkmat enough.
Excellent facility with even better leadership. The community is very welcoming to new members and is overall a great experience for anyone looking into getting started with BJJ.
Phenomenal classes and great facilities. The best place place to go learn BJJ in the Charlotte area. Michael has a tremendous amount of knowledge and also patience while teaching. I loved how tight knit the team is and how welcoming everyone was. Not only did I learn tons but the workout was great too, I lost around 10-15 lbs. I can’t wait to get back on the mats!!
I have been to Checkmat several times for various classes and open mats. Michael and Nicole are both wonderful instructors! I also love that they have a queen's (ladies) class option! Definitely a great place to start, continue, or supplement your grappling journey. :)
Checkmat Charlotte is a very nice facility that has everything you need to get into tip top shape! The instructor Bread is a wonderful teacher & also a great person, as are the other members I've met there. Best place to learn Jui Jistu in the Charlotte area hands down! I would recommend this place to ANYONE looking for a challenge & a good workout. OSS!
I have been a member of Checkmat since purchasing my Groupon in September 2017. Shortly after joining, my two daughters as well. My son will be joining soon. The environment is incredibly friendly and welcoming for men, women and children. The instruction is top notch. If you have any interest in exploring BJJ, come check out our team!
DO NOT MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!!! Fantastic instruction and great team dynamics at an unbelievably low price. Get on the mats! You won’t regret it! :)
I liked the classes and people at Checkmat that I signed up for a regular membership when my Groupon classes were used up!
They offer morning and evening classes, kids' classes, and a women-only class Monday evenings. They really foster a team environment and the instructors are great.
great class and great welcoming atmosphere
Great experience! Michael is an awesome instructor and within a month, I've already learned a lot.
I highly recommend you check it out if you're interested in Jiu-Jitsu!
From Our Editors
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Welcome to Checkmat Charlotte. We offer Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instruction to all ages, both for art and for competition. Checkmat Charlotte is ran by Michael Allen, who has dedicated his life to training champions and sharing his Wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu knowledge with his students.
What equipment is provided? Is there anything visitors need to bring?
We have grappling mats, a full size competition mma cage as well as a full fitness and power lifting facility.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I'm a lifelong martial artist and wrestler. Jiu Jitsu is a powerful art that can connect your mental and physical health as well prepare you to defend yourself against dangerous situations. It has saved my life and it can do the same for you.
What do you love most about your job?
I love developing and teaching others jiu jitsu. I would rather be helping you with the art of Jiu jitsu than anything else.