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Welcome to
Smith Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu!

Smith BJJ Academy / Checkmat Atlanta is the premier martial arts academy in Georgia! 

With 4000 sq ft dedicated space to train with the best mat, we offer programs for men, women and children specializing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Fitness and Self Defense. Whether you have experience or never been on the mat, you will find a family friendly, professional academy ready to help you achieve your Fitness and Martial Arts goals.  We ensure that you and your family will have a safe and fun experience.


We invite you to come check us out and see all we have to offer. We look forward to meeting you.

Mission Statement: "To help people build a skill set, that will perfect self-defense while also giving them the confidence to live a healthy lifestyle both physically and mentally".

-Phillip A. Smith, Ph.D.

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a sport, self-defense system, and a fitness program. It has proven to be the most practical and effective self-defense system in the world.



Learning a martial art, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu in particular, is one of the best gifts you can provide a child. It provides character development and personal growth.

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The submission grappling curriculum is designed to help students apply the foundational principles of jiu jitsu in the context of the No-Gi style.

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kickboxing is a non-contact workout. All punches and kicks are thrown into the air or onto pads. It’s a high-energy workout.

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