18. June, 2021.
My seven year old daughter started training BJJ at Checkmat about a year ago and we’ve had nothing but positive experiences in that time. Professors Art & Leika (along with the rest of the staff) have been a dream. They know just how to make a newcomer feel like part of the checkmat family from day 1. Noticeable improvement in confidence and a whole new group of friends are just a few of the benefits I’ve noticed. Couldn’t reccomend any more highly!!!👍🏻
4. June, 2021.
If you are looking for a family friendly environment and good training in BJJ then look no further. All of the Professors are incredible and all they want is for you to succeed. After my first day I already felt like family! They offer the most welcoming atmosphere and everyone has a great attitude.
1. June, 2021.
I've always had an interest in learning a martial art. Partially for self-defense and for exercise. So after some research I made a plan to try a few local Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) gyms and then choose the one I enjoyed the most. Checkmat Valencia BJJ was the first and only gym I needed to try. After my first practice I was amazed at how friendly and inclusive this community is. Everyone here are excited to share their knowledge, prioritize safety and have no egos. After training here for a month I find myself excited to not only train, but also be part of a great community. This should not be a surprise because the professors create a community that prioritizes individual growth, safety and technical understanding. The professors have endless BJJ knowledge and can share it in easily understandable concepts. From my experience Checkmat Valencia is a great gym to practice BJJ.
1. June, 2021.
Checkmat Valencia is absolutely incredible! Everyone treats you with nothing but respect and the professors do an incredible job teaching the students. Everyone is so encouraging and they really leave you wanting more by the end of class. Professor Art and Professor Leka welcome everyone with open arms, only wanting the best. I joined about a month and a half ago and now im addicted, going back every chance I get to train with the Checkmat fam!🥋❤️
1. June, 2021.
There is nothing bad I can say about Checkmat Valencia. Everyone there has a passion for Jiu-Jitsu and they make it a very fun and educational experience. Professors and students alike take the time to help me or anyone who is struggling with a move you may be struggling with. Checkmat Valencia is a great place to learn no matter the age or skill level and I’d highly recommend it for anyone who is interested in getting into the sport.
Jason Renno (Definitive Edge Marketing)
1. June, 2021.
This is a great place for kids to learn BJJ. Professors Leka and Art love what they do and it's very obvious:)!
5. May, 2021.
This place is like " Disneyland " as Professor Art describes it for BJJ students like me .It's like a ride of your life when you come rolling with the Guys and Ladies here at Checkmat Valencia. Our Professor Leka is the truly an amazing BJJ instructor and true champion! I am so honored to be a student under her tutelage. Special shout out to Professor Art who is not only a badass BJJ Practioner/Coach/Office Manager but most importantly a great friend. When you come to this place it's like a second home.The instructors and fellow students are like your family. I have been off and on training here for about 2 years.You can never find a more cleaner and organized facility in Santa Clarita Valley. It is the best decision that I ever made coming back to train with these awesome people.again!
28. April, 2021.
We are super excited enrolling our son to Checkmat Valencia Brazilian Jujitsu. Art and Leka are fantastic coaches and take great pride in their work. I would highly recommend this okace to anyonr.
18. March, 2021.
Professor Leka and Professor Art are incredible. They’ve done a tremendous job fostering a safe learning environment and creating a family at the gym. Professor Leka is, hands down, the most experienced BJJ player in the area...and it’s not even close. Her attention to details and explanation make it easy to learn and grow. Professor Art is also a great BJJ practitioner and instructor. He’s attentive and patient. Both are quality people who care about the people they train. They don’t put up with shenanigans or bad people on the mat. Truly honored to have found them after bad experiences in town.