Video Sergio Machado – Team 3 Checkmat – Montclair, Ca

A couple words about a good friend of ours – Blackbelt Sergio Machado (Owner Team 3 Checkmat).  For those of you who do not know the name, Sergio is a long time friend of ours since he was a purple belt.  After months of tireless work, his school construction is about complete and is fully operational, with Adult and Kids Jiu Jitsu Classes, along with CrossFit.

We have known Sergio for several years now, he is a former Combat Veteran serving in the U.S. Army’s Elite Special Forces Unit – U.S. ARMY RANGER’s.  Sergio is not one to brag or boast about his Military Achievements and Accomplishments, when we first met Sergio we had no idea or clue of the service he provided our country, it was through mutual friends who shared his stories with us.

Recently, it came to our attention that he was Awarded the Bronze Star for his service during one of his deployments, to us its really just amazing on how humble Sergio Machado really is.  His actions speak volumes…just a really unique individual, with a no quit attitude.  By watching many of his students compete and grow in the sport, its apparent his can do attitude radiates within them.  Keep up the good work my brother!


CBS Channel 2 Segment on Sergio Machado below:



American Latino Television Segment:


Sergio Machados mat credentials are just as impressive, starting off the 2015 year with 5 Gold Medals in various competitions and Super Fights.  For anyone looking into Jiu Jitsu Sport, Fitness and Improving your mental thought process, no doubt Team 3 Checkmat would be the place to go!

SUPPORT YOUR VETERANS:  For anyone out there looking for a top notch place to train, with an individual that has gave our country all he has and more, please check out:


Team 3 Checkmat

Address: 4650 Arrow Hwy d6, Montclair, CA 91763

Phone:(909) 624-6016

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