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Welcome to Checkmat BJJ Tampa

Why is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu the Most Effective Martial Art for Self Defense?

Everydays some of the “Biggest and Baddest” are getting submitted by Tampa Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioners that are half their size. People that you would have never thought could do such a thing. That’s why Brazilian Jiu JItsu is one of the fastest growing martial arts in the world. The bottom line is the techniques really work! The Tampa Bay area is a great place to live, but just like any other city you are never safe from an attacker. With BJJ techniques an average person can feel pretty secure about being able to defend themselves.

What Separates Brazilian Jiu Jitsu from other Martial Arts?

Most fights (90%) will end up on the ground. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a ground based self defense system that is designed to empower a smaller person to be able to defend their self against a much larger attacker. During your BJJ training you will learn many ways to subdue an attacker by way of joint locks and chokeholds.

What are Joint Locks and Chokeholds?

These are the techniques that make Brazilian Jiu Jitsu such an effective martial art. A Joint lock is when you apply pressure by way of leverage on one of your opponents joints. You see a lot of Armbars in the UFC, which is a good example of a joint lock technique. There are many types of joint locks that can be applied to almost all the joints in one body. A choke holds is grappling techique that critically prevents either air or blood from passing through the neck of an opponent. Joint locks and chokeholds are commonly referred to as submissions. There are numerous submissions, from many angles and positions, that you will learn here at Checkmat BJJ Tampa!

Checkmat Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tampa is the fastest growing BJJ School in the Tampa Bay Area!

Start your. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu journey today and get on the path to becoming a Black Belt in one of the most prestigious Martial Arts and Self Defense Systems in the World.

Although Checkmat Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Tampa is located in Oldsmar we proudly serve the whole Tampa Bay area including: Westchase, Palm Harbor, Safety Harbor, Clearwater, Dunedin, St. Petersburg, Odessa, Carrollwood, Town and Country, Largo and other surrounding Tampa Bay communities.