Welcome to Gulf Breeze Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Kids & Teen Competition Team (Checkmat BJJ).

It's important to remember not to pressure them into it. It's very important to know when a child is ready to compete, so the experience can be very positive for them. If you want your child to be excited to compete, and use it as a fun and learning moment rather then putting needless pressure on them to perform well. Always talk with ours Professors and coaches to get their opinion about if your child is ready to enjoy the competition team before deciding to participate in any event.

"Competition helps kids learn that it is not always the best or the brightest who are successful, but rather those that work hard and stick with it." Timothy Gunn

Children who engage in competition "earn critical social skills through interacting with other children, while also learning the value of hard work and developing self-esteem and self-efficacy.

WHITE BELTS

 

Name: Roman Ramsay

Rank Status: White Belt 4 stripes

 

D.O.B: Jun 13, 2008

Jiu-Jitsu since: Aug 2018

Sponsored by: 

About me:

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Copa America 2018 Silver

  • 2 x Copa America 2019 Bronze

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Name: Lucas Kincade

Rank Status: White Belt 3 stripe

D.O.B: Aug 25, 2014

Jiu-Jitsu since: Aug 2018

Sponsored by: 

About me:

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Alabama State (South USA) 2019 GI Silver

  • Alabama State (South USA) 2019 NOGI Silver

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GRAY / WHITE BELTS

Name: Diego Mendes

Rank Status: Gray / White Belt 2 stripe

 

D.O.B: Feb 1, 2014

Jiu-Jitsu since: Sep 2017

Sponsored by: 

About me:

 

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Naga (New Orleans) 2018 NOGI Silver

  • Copa America 2019 GI Gold

  • Copa America 2019 NOGI Silver

  • Alabama State (South USA) 2019 GI Gold

  • Orlando Summer IBJJF 2019 Gold

  • Atlanta Summer IBJJF 2019 Gold

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Name: Caleb Strong

Rank Status: Gray / White Belt 1 stripe

 

D.O.B: Jul 6, 2011

Jiu-Jitsu since: May 2018

Sponsored by: 

About me:

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Copa America GI Bronze

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Name: Aston Mills Mendes

Rank Status: Gray / White Belt 2 stripe

D.O.B: Jul 20, 2007

Jiu-Jitsu since: Sep 2017

Sponsored by: OCC - Outdoor Creative Concept

About me:

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • New Breed (Dallas) 2017 GI Gold

  • New Breed (Dallas) 2017 NOGI Gold

  • Naga (Orange Beach) 2018 NOGI Gold

  • Naga (Orange Beach) 2018 NOGI Silver

  • 2 x Naga (Orange Beach) 2018 GI Gold

  • Atlanta Open IBJJF 2018 GI Silver

  • Copa America 2019 GI Gold

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Name: Madison Carroll

Rank Status: Gray / White Belt 3 stripe

D.O.B: Jun 23, 2009

Jiu-Jitsu since: Jul 2017

Sponsored by: 

About me:

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 2 x Southeastern Submission 2017 Silver

  • Southeastern Submission 2018 NOGI Silver

  • Southeastern Submission 2018 GI Bronze

  • Copa America 2019 GI Bronze

  • Copa America 2019 NOGI Bronze

  • Alabama State (South USA) 2019 GI Silver

  • Alabama State (South USA) 2019 NOGI Silver

  • Orlando Summer Open IBJJF 2019 Gold

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Name: Kris Hathcox

Rank Status: Gray / White belt

D.O.B: Sep 7, 2011

Jiu-Jitsu since: Apr 2018

Sponsored by: Soundside Lawn Pros.

About me: 

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Copa America 2019 Gold 

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GRAY BELTS

Name: Maria Eduarda Andrade

Rank Status: Gray

D.O.B: 

Jiu-Jitsu since: 

Sponsored by: 

About me:

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Copa America 2017 Gold

  • Fuji Gold

  • Fuji Silver

  • Southeastern Submission GI Bronze

  • Naga GI Silver

  • Copa America 2019 GI Gold

  • Copa America 2019 NOGI Gold

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YELLOW / WHITE BELTS

Name: Nicolas Ledford

Rank Status: Yellow / White belt

 

D.O.B: Oct 10, 2007

Jiu-Jitsu since: Apr 2016

Sponsored by: OCC - Outdoor Creative Concept, Hype Pensacola and Marathon Gulf Breeze

About me:

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 2 x Atlanta Open IBJJF (2017 & 2018) Gold

  • 2 x Expert NAGA Champion

  • 5 x NAGA Gold

  • 3 x South USA Gold

  • Southeastern Submission Super Fight Champion

  • 5 x Southeastern Submission Gold

  • 6 x Fuji Gold

  • 3 x Bama Grappling Gold

  • 5 x Copa America Gold

  • Orlando Summer Open IBJJF Bronze

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Name: Coby Shields

Rank Status: Yellow / White belt

 

D.O.B: Feb 10, 2006

Jiu-Jitsu since: Jun 2016

Sponsored by: And Still Nutrition, Classic Insurance, Father and Son Lawn & Pest Solutions, Shields Lawn Care, Dog Worx Dog Training, Exhibit Transfer Inc, Evelyn's Tax Service and Pitbull Grappling Gear.

About me:

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Las Vegas International IBJJF 2018 Bronze

  • Atlanta Summer International IBJJF 2018 Gold

  • Pan Kids IBJJF 2019 Silver

  • 6 x Naga Gold

  • 4 x Copa America Gold

  • 3 x Southeastern Submission Gold

  • 3 x Fuji Gold

  • 2 x South USA Gold

  • Orlando Summer Open IBJJF 2019 Bronze

  • Las Vegas International IBJJF 2019 Gold

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Name: Jesse Wright

Rank Status: Yellow / White belt

 

D.O.B: Jul 23, 2009

Jiu-Jitsu since: Oct 2013

Sponsored by: 

About me: Alaskan Native. Love surf and Skim board whenever is not training Jiu-Jitsu.

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 4 x South Grappling Gold

  • 2 x Naga expert Gold

  • Southeastern Submission Classic Super Fight Champion

  • Copa America 2019 Gold

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ORANGE BELTS

Name: Caitlin Yamasta

Rank Status: Orange Belt 1 stripe

 

D.O.B: May 3, 2006

Jiu-Jitsu since: Mar 2014

Sponsored by: Outdoor Creative Concepts and Schoolyard Society

About me:

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Kids World 2014 Bronze

  • KIds World 2018 Silver

  • 2 x Pan Kids IBJJF (2017 & 2018) Gold

  • Pan Kids IBJJF 2018 Gold

  • Jiu-Jitsu World League 2018 Gold

  • Kids Las Vegas International IBJJF 2018 Gold

  • 2 x Atlanta Open IBJJF (2017 & 2018) Gold

  • Fight 2 Win Pro Fight Champion

  • 8 x NAGA Gold

  • 5 x Copa Gold

  • South USA Grappling Gold

  • Pan Kids IBJJF 2019 Silver

  • American National IBJJF 2019 Silver

  • Orlando Summer Open IBJJF 2019 Silver

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