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At Checkmat Murrieta Exclusive, we are a highly experienced and professional team of experts that offer a great range of Brazilian jiu-jitsu classes to all ages, fitness levels, and genders. All our instructors are patient, kind, helpful, and qualified to ensure you get the best class every time. For years, we have worked with many fantastic students and have helped everyone reach their goals, improve their skills, and fall in love with this martial art. Our classes are tailored to suit everyone’s needs, and we guarantee that once you start regularly training with us, you will become a better you. Enroll with Checkmat Murrieta Exclusive and start your exciting journey with us today!

Checkmat Exclusive Brazilian Jiu Jitsu In Murrieta CA


Adults Jiu Jitsu

Adults Jiu Jitsu

Whether you’re 20 years old with years of experience or 70 years old with zero experience at all and anything in between – we have the right class for you. Our adult classes don’t discriminate, so no matter your experience or age, come join our classes, learn some seriously impressive and incredibly important skills, improve your health, and have fun while doing it.

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Kids Jiu Jitsu

Kids Jiu Jitsu

At Checkmat Murrieta Exclusive, we cater to kid’s classes with just as much effort and passion as we do with adult classes. We understand the importance and fantastic benefits that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has for kids, so we want to ensure they get the most from each class. We have kids classes ranging from ages four up to age 15, that offer essential training and important life skills for all while having their confidence boosted every step of the way.

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Womens Only BJJ

Womens Only BJJ

At Checkmat Murrieta Exclusive, we want everyone to comfortable during every class – that’s why we have a range of women-only classes. Our women’s classes will help you gain strength, improve your overall physical and mental health, and learn essential self-defense all while having fun and building lasting friendships. Contact us now to try out our women’s class free of charge!

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Benefits of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian jiu-jitsu is often overlooked by many as a good option for regular fun exercise. Perhaps people assume it’s too aggressive, or maybe they think it’s not something that would have many benefits. However, we’re here to tell you that it’s not only the opposite of aggressive but also has an astounding number of benefits. Training jiu-jitsu regularly is a great way to improve your health and fitness, lose weight and gain strength. You can also increase your balance, awareness, self-esteem, and flexibility. And of course, vastly improve your self-defensive ability. Brazilian jiu-jitsu is an excellent all-around option for those looking to be fit, healthy, and learn many great skills.

checkmat's World Champion

Ricardo "Pantcho" Feliciano

Head Coach

Ricardo "Pantcho" Feliciano

Ricardo Feliciano known by his students as Pantcho is the head instructor of Checkmat Murrieta Exclusive. He is a 3rd-degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt. Pantcho has won many titles in the sport of Jiu-Jitsu and loves to guide his students to even higher levels of success.

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Phillip Fitzpatrick

Assistant Coach

Phillip Fitzpatrick

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Jamie Flores

Assistant Coach

Jamie Flores

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BJJ In Murrieta CA

BJJ In Murrieta CA

Check Murrieta Exclusive is in my opinion the best place to train BBJ in Murrieta and Temecula. They are family-friendly and they have cultivated great team culture, everyone looking out for each other. Coach Pantcho cares about his students so much and will go out of his way for everyone, even if you’re brand new! This is a great place to learn Jiu-Jitsu for beginners or for those who have been training for a decade.

Ryan Golgosky

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu In Murrieta

Checkmat Murrieta Exclusive is a great place to learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. They have created a great atmosphere, and the smaller classes they offer provide a greater level of attention to detail from the instructors. This gym is the best place to learn jiu-jitsu in Murrieta. They are especially helpful to newcomers and family focussed Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training. Ask for a free class today you won’t regret it.

Brandon Navidad

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Jiu Jitsu In Murrieta CA

My daughter has been training brazilian Jiu Jitsu with Professor Pantcho for 7 years now and she loves it. Training BJJ with her Checkmat family has been a wonderful experience for her. She started jiu jitsu at the age of seven and is now fourteen years old and thanks to Professor Pantcho she has built so much confidence in herself. Thank you Pantcho for all that you do for your students!

Christina Greer

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Frequently Asked

During the first part of the class, you will run through the warm-up, including stretching, core work, and movement drills. After this part, the instructor(s) will then demonstrate the technique of the day. After the demonstration, you will be partnered with another student in the class so you can drill this technique. For the last part of the class, you will take part in ‘“rolling,” this is the time for grappling, also known as sparring. But, if you don’t feel ready, you don’t have to take part in the rolling on your first day. For the class, you will usually be partnered up with a student who is more experienced than you so that you have someone to help guide you through the rolling process.

Yes, absolutely! Jiu-Jitsu is not only a fantastic choice for your overall mental and physical fitness, but it’s also a great way to help you learn about self-defense and feel a sense of community and belonging – all of which are lacking in a lot of other sports and exercise classes. Learning and improving your self-defensive skills is always important, especially as a woman; you will be outdone in both size and strength by most “opponents.” Still, jiu-jitsu is the perfect way to train specific techniques and methods to fill that gap, giving you the upper hand no matter your size.

As well as being a top self-defense option, the jiu-jitsu community as a whole is spread far and wide and continually growing. This community is a place for people to share their passion, help each other train, and support their classmates. You’ll also find that, unlike other martial arts, jiu-jitsu is not about overly aggressive attack methods – you won’t need to be kicking or punching people with the goal to knock them out. Rather, jiu-jitsu is a far more smooth and fluid martial art, being graceful instead of aggressive, which is a great way to challenge you mentally and physically.

As a company, we are actively trying to change the unbalanced ratio of men to women in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, with the number of men far outweighing women in this sport. To help encourage more women to participate and restore some balance, we offer a 10% discount to all female-identifying individuals on all commitment memberships.



Yes! Like with all sports or martial arts, training and consistency is the key. So, regardless of your child’s strength, size, or even coordination, with consistency, they can easily excel in jiu-jitsu. Taking part in and training in American jiu-jitsu is a fun, interactive, and highly engaging activity that your little ones and older ones will love! We work with kids ranging from age 4 to age 15, and they all love the training in equal measure and work hard at improving their reflexes, balance, flexibility, and coordination.

As well as the physical benefits, your kid(s) can also benefit from other sight-after traits that come with martial arts, such as patience, resilience, discipline, work ethic, and a great self-esteem boost. Our kids’ curriculum, created by one of our many expert coaches, places extra emphasis on rewards for effort and engagement and never utilizes negative points or punishments.

No, we have no age limit for our AJJ classes! We have all ages from 4 years old all the way up to 70 years old. Our classes are catered to the age group, so we have something to suit everyone.

  • Shoes OFF while on the mat, ON while off the mat
  • No egos! Leave that with your shoes off to the side
  • Gis must be washed and cleaned for class
  • If you attend more than one class in a day, a fresh gi must be worn each class
  • Respect your training partners
  • Respect your instructors
  • Respect your body

Training jiu-jitsu is not about proving your ability, it’s not about being best in class, and it’s certainly not about using your strength to dominate other students – we will ask you to leave if you engage in any of this type of behavior.

For your first class, it’s always a good idea to arrive fifteen minutes early if possible, so you have enough time to meet your trainer and other staff, sign a waiver, and get settled in with our space. We recommend wearing comfortable exercise clothes and comfortable footwear that is easy to take on and off – sandals are a popular option. Don’t forget to bring your gi, or you can rent/buy one from us if you don’t have one yet. For a no-gi class, a rashguard and shorts should be worn. We also have a filtered water station, but you should also bring your own water bottle that you can refill.

Yes! Locals in the San Diego area are welcome to take advantage of a FREE week trial. A week will give you more than enough time to get to know our instructors, training methods, culture, and facilities before committing to our services. Additionally, if you’ve never done jiu-jitsu before, you can take part in a 30-minute introductory class for free. No pressure, no uniforms – just a fun class to get you comfortable with a few basic moves. If you’re a blue-belt or higher, you can drop in a single class for a flat-rate fee or drop in for a whole day and take every class available just because you can!

No. We understand this is one of people’s main concerns, but there is no need to worry about it. Our classes for beginners are the perfect way to start your journey with us and build up your fitness levels and physical condition.

There are few better workouts you can have than with training Brazilian jiu-jitsu. You can tone your body, improve your fitness, reduce body fat, increase cardiovascular capacity and muscle endurance, and improve your balance and coordination, all while having fun!

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