Veteran Owned
 

Special Needs

Special Needs

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Xequemate BJJ Academy

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ABOUT OUR JIU JITSU SCHOOL

Xequemate's primary focus is on the martial art of Jiu-Jitsu, rather than the sport. Jiu-Jitsu is a complete martial art that encompasses throws, striking, grappling, submissions, as well as weapons defense, disarming and retention. We offer classes for children, adults and executives. Competition is a great place to sharpen the combat sword. Although Sport Jiu-Jitsu is only a subset of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, it provides a means to test yourself in a safe environment. We have a tested and proven competition team. We offer Gracie Self Defense and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes to fit any schedule. Men, women and children.

 

Monday

Kids Gi

5:45-7 PM

Adult Gi

630AM

Noon

7-9 PM

Tuesday

Kids Gi

5:45-7 PM

Adult  Gi

630AM 

7-9 PM

Wednesday

Kids Gi

5:45-7 PM

Adult Gi

7-9 PM

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Kids NO Gi

5:45-7 PM

Adult NO Gi

630AM

7-9 PM

 Adult Gi

10 AM

  

Kids NO Gi

5:45-7 PM

Adult No Gi

630AM

Noon

7-9 PM

 

Jiu Jitsu is not a one size fits all especially when it comes to coaches. That is why weare so glad to have over 100 years of combined experience. Whatever the body type we have a coach that fits your game. All you need is an open mind and we will help you achieve your goals.

 

Robert Thompson, founder of Xequemate (Checkmate), is our schools leading instructor and Second-Degree Black Belt. Under Luiz Palhares. With over 20 years of training and teaching Bobby has forgotten more than we will ever learn. An amazing practitioner on and off the mats both in and out of the Gi. Still a student to the art, Bobby loves to teach and he rolls like a champion. 

Coach Bobby retired as a Senior Chief from the Navy and traded one uniform for another. He has served his city as one of JSO finest. With over 20 years of Jiu Jitsu experience he brings a technical game and understanding that can be taught to anyone. 

Sidney Gills is a 3rd Degree Brown Belt with 12+ years’ experience. Coach Sid came to Xequemate as a 4th degree Relson Gracie Purple Belt under Phil Cardella. Sid has been a pillar of our coaching staff for the last 2 years. Sid is a detail-oriented instructor. He loves to roll and is also one of the lead instructors for both kids and adult. Coach Sid is a U.S. Army Veteran and has lived in the Jacksonville area for over 25 years. ​

Coach Alejandro is the lead instructor of the kids’ program has been studying BJJ since 2017. Brown Belt who continues to grow under Professor Bobby. Coach Ale has competed through the ranks and won numerous competitions during his BJJ journey. Previously, he was a U.S. Navy dog handler,where he deployed downrange 7 times. During his time in the Navy, Coach Ale learned a lot of close quarter combat but nothing that compared to jiu jitsu. When Ale isn’t rolling on the mats, he is a Behavioral Therapist that works closely with special need children. He enjoys working with kids both on and off of the mats. Coach has a masters in nutrition and exercise science. 

 

Coach Dean has been the back bone in our kids’ program as well as the adults no Giprogram. He is father of three jiu jitsu practitioners who are also high-levelcompetitors in both Jiu Jitsu and Wrestling. Dean utilizes his experience to break down the explanation of his instruction into easily learnable details.

 

Coach Nat and Jonathan have been training in our school for two years they are a cornerstone to our kids’ program and their game and technique has exploded ever since stepping up helping Coach Ale and Sid in kids’ class. Having a female coach is fantastic for our female kids and the fact that Johnathan and Nat are a married just makes this a much stronger family friendly place to train.

 

CONTACT US

(757) 352-0557  |  alex_abreu@me.com

9119 Merrill Rd Suite 1, Jacksonville, FL 32225

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Business Manager and Coach, Purple Belt