Checkmat Myrtle Beach is a traditional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy. We are a family oriented academy and consider each member a part of our Jiu-Jitsu family. Our mission is to help each of our members in their martial arts and personal growth as well as spread the benefits of martial arts throughout our community.
Our head instructor is Elton Hoshihara Cruz (Sensei Ton).
Sensei Ton started practicing martial arts in 1995, beginning with Capoeira. He was introduced to BJJ in 1999, but did not become a dedicated and avid practitioner until 2005. On April 8th 2017 Sensei Ton was promoted to BJJ Black Belt under Leo Vieira (Checkmat Founder) and Ivaniel Oliveira (Checkmat Brazil).
Ivaniel Oliveira is a 5 degree black belt high level competitor and instructor, 5 times world champion and many times state and Brazilian National champion