Thursday, 28 January 2016

Saturday, 23 January 2016

25 best Kettlebell exercises for Fighters!

More kettlebell goodness from MMA coach Funk Roberts, showing twenty five awesome exercises, that can be split into groups of fives, or if you're feeling the Old Man Jiu Jitsu, complete six to eight reps of each exercise, for one hell of a workout!

Check out the Manmakers at the end of the video!

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Thursday, 14 January 2016

British National Pro Jiu Jitsu Championships

Location: Westcroft Leisure Centre, London, England

Date: February 14, 2016.

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Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Last night's class

Excellent session last night, packed mats for a Monster Monday session of takedowns, specifics and plenty of sparring.  

Just what the doctor ordered.


Friday, 8 January 2016

10 tips to help your Jiu Jitsu!

January is always the month for renewed efforts in our training, making resolutions and promises to ourselves, if we've slackened off somewhat over the festive season.  It's a month filled with tips, pointers and good old common sense from seasoned black belts and world champions, so without further ado, here's another list to study and apply to your own training.


Thursday, 7 January 2016

Last night's class

Kick started the new year in style at Checkmat Wimbledon with two hardcore sessions this week, designed to shake off the cobwebs and burn off the excesses of the festive season. My own big return to regular training has suffered a slight setback, thanks to me cutting my finger tip instead of a piece of ham on the chopping board at the weekend.  It's one of those pesky accidents that took a few days to stop bleeding and has now started to knit back together, so I've been in the gym ramping up the cardio on the machines and throwing some kettle bells around in a bid to help keep me sane until my finger heals up enough so I can start training proper.

Last night was a good old hardcore session that really made everyone dig deep and give it their all; our class starts after the kickboxing class, so we have the luxury of training in a nice and warm room and I decided to keep it that way throughout the whole class, by keeping all the windows closed during our session.

After getting everyone hot and sweaty with a cardio filled warm up, the main bulk of the class covered takedowns, with plenty of seio nage, kouchi and ouch gari, as well as mixing and matching the three throws, following up into ground work.  

Rolling finished the session as always, starting from one of the three takedowns and by the end of the class, the whole room was a haze of heat and steamed up windows.  Brilliant work from everyone!

An action packed start to the week at the club and more of the same for the rest of the year, as we prepare for upcoming competitions, pushing ourselves every week to become fitter and stronger and ready for battle.




Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Words of wisdom from the Masters!

Here's some words of wisdom to help inspire your journey into 2016, including Checkmat's very own, Chico Mendes. 

Saturday, 2 January 2016

Twelve reasons to train at Checkmat Wimbledon!

Whatever your health and fitness goals are this year, you can achieve them at Checkmat Wimbledon!

Make positive changes in your life with a team dedicated to help realise your goals, taking you to the next level, with classes in martial arts and personal training, tailor made to the individual!

Martial Arts – the instructor has twenty five years experience in the martial arts sector.

·         Black belts in Karate and Traditional Jiu Jitsu
·         Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
·         Graded in Judo and Sambo
·         Also trained in Boxing, Thai Boxing, Wrestling and Catch Wrestling

Fitness, Conditioning and Nutrition

·         Chief instructor holds a 2:1 Honours degree in Sports Science and Coaching
·         Applied sports training principles in martial arts teaching,  personal training and 121        sessions
·         Other applied modules include sport and exercise physiology
·         Sport and exercise psychology
·         Sport and exercise nutrition
·         Fitness Testing and Exercise Prescription
·         Principal coach for Aim Higher, a Government initiative to widen participation in higher   education in England through activities that raise the aspirations of young people.
·         Sports Coach UK modules in Equity in Your Coaching and Good Practice and Child Protection
All of the above under one roof at Checkmat Wimbledon!

M: 07522 962942
A: 40 Broadway Court, Wimbledon, SW19 1RG

If you’re serious about training, take the first steps to a stronger and fitter 2015 and start training at Checkmat Wimbledon!