About Checkmat Port Charlotte

Checkmat Port Charlotte is a new gym located in Port Charlotte, Florida that focuses on the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. As a gym, we focus on our members health and performance to build you into the best version of yourself. Every week, we have Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champions come to our gym and help with training and tips on how to get an advantage on your opponent. You will not only learn how to fight, but will also learn to respect the art for what it is. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is meant for everyone, no matter the age or skill level! Come stop by our Port Charlotte Gym for some lessons today!

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What is Checkmat Jiu Jitsu?

Jiu-Jitsu is a combat sport based on ground fighting and submission holds. It focuses on the skill of taking an opponent to the ground, controlling them and gaining a dominant position to apply one of many submissions. The sport is very physically demanding which is the main reason most people are unable to continue long enough to learn properly. Benefits can include:

  • Weight Loss and Muscle Building
  • Toning/Sculpting, Mobility/Flexibility
  • Speed, Strength, Power Development
  • Confidence and Discipline

BJJ revolves around the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend him/herself against a bigger, stronger, heavier opponent by using leverage and weight distribution, taking the fight to the ground, and using a number of holds and submissions to defeat them. BJJ training can be used for sport grappling and self-defense situations. Sparring, commonly referred to as “rolling” within the BJJ community, and live drilling plays a major role in training and the practitioner’s development. BJJ can also be used as a method of promoting physical fitness, building character, and as a way of life.

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