Checkmat is a leading international Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu association and team, headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil. It was founded in 2008 by Leo Vieira who leads Checkmat with his brothers Ricardo Vieira and Leandro Vieira. Checkmat currently has affiliate academies around the world including Brazil, Canada, Madagasikara ,Cyprus, Sweden,Ireland, England, Malaysia, United States, Paraguay, Spain, France, Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Greece, Germany, Japan, Korea, Singapore,Tunisia and Australia.

The name "Checkmat" is derived from the chess term "Checkmate" and the word "mat", being the surface on which Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is usually practiced. The Vieira brothers saw similarities in the strategic and tactical nature of both chess and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Checkmat's record

2013
1st Place - European Open Championship Female
3rd Place - European Open Championship Master & Senior
3rd Place - European Open Championship Novice
2nd Place - World Jiu Jitsu Championship Adult Male
2nd Place - World Jiu Jitsu Championship Adult Female

2012
1st Place - Pan Kids Championship
2nd Place - Pan Championship
3rd Place - World Championship Novice
3rd Place - World Championship Female
1st Place - European Open Championship Female
2nd Place - European Open Championship Adult
3rd Place - European Open Championship Master & Senior
3rd Place - European Open Championship Novice
3rd Place - Brazilian National Female
3rd Place - Brazilian National Adult


2011
1st Place - World No-Gi Championship
2nd Place - World Championship
1st Place - Brazilian National Female
2nd Place - Brazilian National Adult
3rd Place - European Open Championship Adult
1st Place - European Open Championship Female
1st Place - European Open Championship Master & Senior
2nd Place - European Open Championship Novice

2010
2nd Place - No-Gi World Championship Adult
2nd Place - No-Gi World Championship Female
3rd Place - World Championship
2nd Place - European Open Championship Adult
1st Place - European Open Championship Master & Senior
3rd Place - European Open Championship Novice

2009
1st Place - No-Gi World Championship
3rd Place - World Championship
1st Place - European Open Championship Adult
2nd Place - European Open Championship Master & Senior
3rd Place - European Open Championship Novice

2008
1st Place - No-Gi World Champions

Notable Fighters

Recent Major Achievements

  • World Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship 2008 -Adult Team champions
  • World Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship 2009 -Adult Team champions
  • World Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship 2010 -Adult Team second Place
  • Brazilian Nationals No-gi Championship 2009 -Third place
  • European Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2009 -Adult Team Champions
  • Brazilian Team Title 2008 – First
  • Brazilian Beginners Championship 2008 – Second
  • Rio International Open 2008 – Second
  • Rio International Open 2009 – First
  • South American Championship 2008 – First
  • Brazilian Nationals 2009 -Second place
  • Brazilian Nationals 2010- Adult Team Champions
  • European Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2010 -Second place
  • World Championships 2009 -Third Place
  • World Championships 2010 -Third Place
  • Brazilian Nationals 2010 No-Gi- Adult Team Champions
  • World Championships 2011 -Second Place
  • Brazilian Nationals 2011 - Second Place
  • European Open Championship 2011 - Third Place
  • World Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship 2011 -Adult Team Champions, Senior & Master Champions
  • European Open Championship 2012 - Adult second place