Welcome to checkmat colombia brazilian jiu-jitsu.

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About BJJ

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a grappling-based martial art that has evolved from Japan, through to Brazil and now is now growing around the world. With or without the gi, or kimono, BJJ involves taking down the opponent, controlling them, and ultimately submitting them through the application of joint locks and strangulations. Through real life testing, BJJ has proven to be arguably the most effective ground grappling style. People of all walks of life practice and thrive at training BJJ.

Warm-up

Classes start with a 20 to 30 minute war-up that includes light stretching, BJJ specific movements and body-weight exercises.

Technique and drilling

The professor demonstrates explains a first techinque to the class, who then spends time drilling the techinique with a partner as the professor watches and gives corrections. The class then re-gathers as the professor explains the foloowing techinque and the process is repeated.

sparring

This is the live practice of BJJ, often called rolling. Here, students use the BJJ techniques they have learned against a defending partner, as they try to get the better of each other.

Alessandro Nagaishi

  • Alessandro Nagaishi
  • Alessandro Nagaishi Podium 1
  • Alessandro Nagaishi Podium 2
  • Alessandro Nagaishi Podium 3

Alessandro Nagaishi started training Jiu-Jitsu in 1999 in Japan at the Japan Gracie Academy, now Axis JJ. What was originally a weekend hobby became a passion.

He returned to Brasil in 2010 as a brown belt, where he opened his academy and affiliated with Checkmat. In 2012, after a competion in Sorocaba-SP, his instructor Keller Cristhian gave him his black belt. Following that, he formed various competitors in his Academia Central de Combate.

In 2015, he travelled to the United States and started teaching classes in North and South Carolina, as well as Florida. In early 2017, he opened Checkmat Colombia in Medellin.

Alessandro is also a dedicated competitor, garnering over 40 medals in various competions as a black belt, such as a victory at the 2017 IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation) Mundial Masters and other titles including the European Championship, the Panamerican Championship and other IBJJF tournaments.

Our facilities

The gym comes fully equiped with 70m2 of mats, two separate bathrooms, a fully functioning shower, a changing room, as well as an office from which we sell delicious Acai!

  • Checkmat Entrance
  • Checkmat Mat
  • Common Area
  • Wall Pics

Programs

Adults

Adult classes are open to all. They usually go over a serie of movements and techiniques of BJJ, with lots of attention given to the core principles of BJJ. They include live sparring at the end of class.

Kids BJJ

KIDs classes are a mixture of fun games and basic BJJ techniques.

Timetable

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thrusday Friday Saturday
Kids BJJ
11:00-12:00
Adults
12:00-13:00
Adults
20:00-21:30
Adults
20:00-21:30

Tuesday

Adults
20:00-21:30

Thrusday

Adults
20:00-21:30

Saturday

Kids BJJ
11:00-12:00
Adults
12:00-13:00

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