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Checkmat Menifee - Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu In Menifee CA

Checkmat Menifee Your Local Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gym

Welcome to Checkmat Menifee! We are your local family owned and operated Brazilian Jiu Jitsu gym. This means we are local Menifee residents and our whole family participates in this sport. We also understand the importance of family. We offer classes for everyone ages 4 and up. No matter how old you think you may be, we believe you are never too old to learn something new. We offer classes that benefit everyone no matter their knowledge or skill level in this sport. If you are looking to try it out we do offer trial classes as a “try before you buy” opportunity. If you’re not a new person to the sport but are just looking for a new gym that fits better to your schedule or just fits better to you, then feel free to come in and try a class as well. Our membership contacts are month to month. Meaning you are not locked into a period of time that you must pay for services even if it doesn’t work out for you. Any questions feel free to reach out to us!

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OUR CLASSES THAT CREATE
Champions

Adult's BJJ

Adult's BJJ

Adult classes start at 16 years and up. No matter how old you feel you are, you are not too old to try an adult class.  We offer fundamentals classes that benefit those that are just starting as well as those that just need to step back and focus on the techniques.  We also offer regular-paced classes for every skill level.

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Woman's BJJ

Woman's BJJ

Coming into a sport that is primarily male-dominated, is definitely a big shock for some women.  We understand this and strive to provide a safe area to learn the art of jiu-jitsu as well as feeling safe and comfortable while doing so.  We offer a chance to train with just females as well as female-only classes and seminars.   Learn to feel confident in yourself and your ability to protect yourself.

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Kid's BJJ

Kid's BJJ

Great way to train not only the body, but the mind!
These are classes for all children ages 4 and up. We offer small class sizes for a more one on one experience in learning the techniques of jiu-jitsu. This sport teaches children to be more confident in themselves. It also helps them to protect themselves whenever they are in a situation instead of allowing themselves to get hurt.

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we accept the following homeschool programs

Mission Vista Academy
Springs Academy

what does JiuJitsu offer you?

Practical

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a type of self-defense that focuses on grappling and holding techniques. It doesn't involve hitting or kicking, which lowers the risk of brain injuries. Kids who are bullied can learn how to control their attackers until an adult arrives, and even smaller children can use these techniques to defend themselves against bigger and stronger classmates.

Engages the brain

Jiu-jitsu is like a strategic game of chess played with your body, where you constantly assess and plan your next maneuver based on your adversary's actions.

Builds interpersonal communication skills

Without phones or earbuds, children engage with their coach and peers, participating in fun activities and gaining fresh physical abilities.

Discipline

Children attend classes regularly to gain knowledge in weekly techniques, as well as to train for progress and competitions, earning stripes that count towards belt promotions.

Making new friends

Having a friend and support system can be crucial for survival. Feeling that you have a group of people who share your values can offer a deep sense of safety and self-assurance. Even shy and introverted individuals have discovered a sense of belonging and peace through such relationships.

Helps with mental health

Interacting with others through physical touch, experiencing a sense of community, setting and achieving goals, gaining confidence through learning and applying new skills.

Checkmat Menifee's World Class
Instructors

Ricardo "Pantcho” Feliciano

Head Professor

Ricardo "Pantcho” Feliciano
Ricardo Feliciano known by his students as Pantcho is the head instructor of Checkmat Menifee. He is a 4th-degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt. Pantcho has won many titles in the sport of Jiu-Jitsu and loves to guide his students to even higher levels of success.
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Renato Andrade

Professor

Renato Andrade

Professor Renato is a 4th degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. His most recent major accomplishment is winning Worlds Master Championship at IBJJF in Las Vegas, NV. He is originally from Brazil and here to instruct the techniques he has mastered in his many years of BJJ.

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Louie Fonseca
Coach
Louie Fonseca
Coach Louie has been training jiu jitsu for years and has coached for a year and a half. He loves helping those that are new to the sport, as well as those that need a great partner to train with, learn the new skills and techniques this sport offers. He loves to share his knowledge paired with his skills that he has learned from his Professor Pantcho and his job, with those around him. His love for children shows through his kids as well as the way he helps teach the younger minds.
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Samantha Fonseca

Coach

Samantha Fonseca

Coach Samantha has been training for 2 years under Professor Ricardo Feliciano at Checkmat Murrieta. She has earned her blue belt in a year and a half. During her white belt, she competed at Nationals through IBBJF winning 2nd place. She works in Elementary Education during the day with a specialization in Special Education.

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Frequently Asked
Questions

A Professor is someone that has been awarded the Black Belt for putting in his years in the sport as well as retaining the knowledge and skills required to not only teach others the Jiu Jitsu sport but perform at the highest skill level in it. A Coach is someone that is a Blue Belt or higher that is able to teach others the skills and techniques shown each class by the Professor running the class. Both show the skills that they are able to teach others with patience and positivity.
No, competing is not a necessary part of this sport. Many people compete just because they love to be in a competitive setting and show off their skill level compared to others. Competitions are a choice and not a requirement. If competing is not your thing then you can choose just to learn the techniques and skills in order to advance in the different belt levels without ever having to compete.

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