Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a form wrestling in which the objective is to submit your opponent. Submission is either accomplished by choking, or hyper-extending your opponents joints. In BJJ tournaments, points are awarded to the fighter for advancing their position. In the event no submission is accomplished, the fighter with the most points at the end of the match wins. BJJ is often referred to as "Body Chess". Much like in a game of chess a player must always be aware of their pieces, their opponents pieces, and the possible moves that any piece may make, a BJJ fighter must be aware of their body parts & position, their opponents body parts & position, and the moves that either may make.

AKA has one of the best well rounded Jiu Jitsu schools in the Bay Area, with over 25 Gi and NO Gi classes offered weekly, as well as a women’s only class at AKA HQ.  Both Gi and No Gi classes focus primarily on technique, fundamentals and competition training.  We have both a youth and adult competition team for those that want to train and compete with us. Whether you want to learn how to defend yourself, add skills to your competitive repertoire or have fun while improving your level of fitness, AKA will help you reach your goals. The AKA Checkmat Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program is designed to accommodate students of all ages and levels of experience, whether this is your first Jiu-Jitsu class or you are testing for your black belt.  For more information on Checkmat and the Vieira Brothers go to www.checkmatbjj.com

We are very fortunate to have Leandro Vieira, the co-founder of Checkmat Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with us as head black belt instructor. Leandro comes to us with over 25 years experience in Jiu Jitsu.  Leandro has extended his family to include AKA and imported the Vieira Brothers style straight from the gyms of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to AKA in San Jose, California.

Concepts Taught
  • Submissions
  • Submission Defence
  • Takedowns
  • Takedown defense
  • General BJJ Techniques
  • Conditioning

Class Trainers

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Leandro Vieira

Leandro Vieira is AKA's head Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor and a co-founder, leader and fighter for Checkmat BJJ. Leandro began training Jiu-Jitsu at the young age of 5 years... [More]

Event Hours(14)

  • Monday

    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    NO GI day

  • Monday

    06:00 pm - 07:00 pm

    BJJ Concepts
    Technique class for Beginners

  • Monday

    07:00 pm - 08:00 pm

    All Levels
    Advanced Technique and Live Rolling

  • Tuesday

    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Room: Gray Room

  • Tuesday

    06:00 pm - 07:00 pm

    BJJ Concepts
    Technique Class for Beginners

  • Tuesday

    07:00 pm - 08:00 pm

    All Levels
    Advanced Technique and LIve Rolling

  • Wednesday

    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Room: Gray Room

  • Wednesday

    06:00 pm - 07:00 pm

    BJJ Concepts
    Technique Class for Beginners

  • Wednesday

    07:00 pm - 08:00 pm

    All Levels
    Advanced Technique and Live Rolling

  • Thursday

    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Room: Gray Room

  • Thursday

    06:00 pm - 07:00 pm

    BJJ Concepts
    Technique Class for Beginners

  • Thursday

    07:00 pm - 08:00 pm

    All Levels
    Advanced Technique and Live Rolling

  • Friday

    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Room: Gray Room
    Marathon Roll

  • Friday

    06:00 pm - 07:00 pm

    BJJ Concepts
    Technique Class for Beginners