About Us

We offer the most classes for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu on Hemet-CA, with multiple classes a day, all week long!

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art, combat sport, and a self-defense system that focus on grappling and especially ground fighting. Brazilian jiu-jitsu was formed from Kodokan Judo ground fighting (Ne-Waza) fundamentals that were taught to Carlos Gracie by master Mitsuyo Maeda. Brazilian jiu-jitsu eventually came to be its own art through the experimentations, practices, and adaptation from the Judo knowledge of Carlos and Hélio Gracie, who then passed their knowledge on to their family.

Our Philosophy

The word synergy which means the combined effort being greater than the parts may describe the relationship between our Professors and students. Therefore, the essence of the Checkmat Jiu-Jitsu is what they are truly concern in pass it over to the students. At The Checkmat Hemet Academy, Professors educate the students on this secular art, and they have different approaches to do so.

Our Goal

The Gracie Jiu-Jitsu art empowers any student with the necessary tools to achieve their highest level. Our head instructor has the ability to show a healthier life and the most efficient path to reach the physical, mental and spiritual strength according to each student’s needs. One of the results of this new lifestyle would be the ability of the student in understanding its own body. Therefore, the student will be more aware of its well-being and its own body needs.  Furthermore, the Nutrition, the breathing, the peace of mind and spiritual health it's some of the various parts that is incorporated on the new students’ life. In addition, Checkmat Hemet will be the headquarters for the competition team with the affiliated Academies around the world due to its proximity to the most important Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournaments. Consequently, The Checkmat Hemet Academy will combine the Jiu-Jitsu program for competition since this program is inspired on techniques from Master Hélio Gracie, one of the greatest competitors of all times, and the non-competition Jiu-Jitsu program. Therefore, Both of the programs will have the best support for our students.

Gracie Hemet Academy isn't just a Jiu Jitsu academy, it's a culture. Since starting in May I've had the opportunity to train along side some amazing people. Omar Salum as an instructor is patient, knowledgeable and approachable with a great work ethic. The students are more than willing to help and provide a positive and safe environment. Doesn't matter your goal Gracie Hemet Academy will definitely get you there whether it be weight loss, conditioning or competition

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