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Welcome to Checkmat BJJ , we are the only Checkmat Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy in the Tampa Bay area. Right away you will notice we are no average martial arts Academy. We take pride in our unique presentation of Jiu Jitsu.  World Class Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instruction with 2nd Degree Checkmat Black Belt Juan Reppin has customized the programs for fast fun learning. Are you are an adult looking for competition, to get in shape, or to learn a new art? Would you like to involve your kids in a program that not only teaches self defense but the value of respect? You have found the right place. Here in Checkmat BJJ Tampa you will find the commitment we provide to our students and parents a main reason for making us the best BJJ facility in the West Tampa area. This is an elite Academy that will provide one of a kind instruction in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.


Did you ever wonder why it takes so long to get good at Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?  If we have to point fingers we must point to the teacher.  Most BJJ teachers are not interested in how good you get or how fast you get good.  Juan Repin is completely different! He is completely dedicated to YOUR development and will see that when he teaches or one of his expert Black Belts are teaching. Here at Checkmat BJJ Tampa YOU become the focus!


We teach the aspects of ground fighting in a completely different atmosphere!  While some fighters choose our Academy to perfect their ground skills, we maintain a family environment that welcomes all students from the very young to the very old, from the most gifted professional fighter, to the professional business man, women,  and to the very young child learning to gain coordination and strength.


Our Academy is a martial arts school that teaches the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in a martial arts setting.


Checkmat BJJ is registered with the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation IBJFF



The International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) is a for-profit company that hosts several of the biggest Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) tournaments in the world, including the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship, Nogi World Jiu-Jitsu Championship, Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship and European Open Jiu-Jitsu Championship. The federation was created by Carlos Gracie, Jr., who is the head of one of the largest Brazilian jiu-jitsu associations, Gracie Barra. The IBJJF uses the rule set of the Confederação Brasileira de Jiu-Jitsu.


We are proud to teach BJJ to Oldsmar, Palm Harbor, Westchase, Safety Harbor, Clearwater and surrounding Tampa Bay communities.