Martial Arts Instructors

Our Team:

Martial arts training is a complete package of self-improvement for mind and body. You’ll notice many physical improvements thanks to the workout provided by Jiu Jitsu classes. But there’s no reason to be intimidated by grappling because it doesn’t rely solely on strength. Jiu Jitsu is about leverage and problem-solving. Even if you struggle, Checkmat Phoenix takes time to offer personal help and instill resilience. Here at Checkmat Phoenix, our staff is the secret to our student success. We are proud to have a team of highly experienced and dedicated instructors who are passionate about sharing their knowledge and helping our students grow. Each instructor has a rich background in the Jiu Jitsu industry and is eager to train the next generation of martial artists. Meet the team below!

Karen Antunes - Instructor

Karen Antunes

Mayko Araujo - Instructor

Mayko Araujo


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In addition to their technical expertise, our instructors are also excellent teachers who know how to create a supportive and challenging learning environment. They understand that every student is unique and tailor their approach to meet the needs of each individual.

Our instructors also prioritize safety, ensuring that all students learn and practice techniques in a safe and controlled manner. They are committed to helping our students build strong foundations in Jiu-Jitsu, and are always available to answer questions and provide feedback.

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