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    Training Report: Pankration Academy- Checkmat Dusseldorf, Germany

    Written by Emir Alagic from Team Edson Carvalho Bosnia.

    The best thing about BJJ in my opinion is that it changes people in a good way. Because this, a lot of us don’t want to stop training even when we go on a vacation. A BJJ gi is only two more kilos in our baggage, but you know that if you bring it with you, there will be an adventure.

    When i decided to spend my vacation with my family in Germany, I knew that I would bring it. The plan was not to visit as many academies as possible, but to visit a local academy in that area that I was going to and see what it would look like if I lived in that area and trained on regular basis.

    I was going to Dusseldorf (Germany), so i googled about bjj in that area. I already knew about Checkmat team in Cologne because I had was attended a seminar of profesor Petar Schira in Sarajevo, which was a very cool 5 days seminar organised by Arena BJJ from Sarajevo. So ggogle gave me two locations where I could go to. I went on facebook and sent a message to both teams that that I found. I didn’t get any response from one team (i don’t blame them) other one was PANKRATION ACADEMY Checkmat Dusseldort. I got an instant response from Dimitrios Kotsidis their HEAD COACH who is a purple belt under Chico Mendes. Thats how I found the academy that i was looking for.

    In our first training, I was glad to see that in this team they like guests and don’t just treat them as a targets, which was good because i ate a lot that day. After politely introducing myself and warm uping, we started to work on techniques. In this team they are very open minded, so they brought one luta livre guy to show some leg locks which are not allowed under ibjjf rules for lower belts which was good and funny at a same time. This was good because from my experience sometimes a lot of us while focusing on competitive bjj under ibjjf rules forget and leave our legs exposed or maybe it’s just me. :)

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    Checkmat Europe

    Am 26. und 27.04.2014 kam unser Meister und Checkmat Europe Headcoach Chico Mendes für Seminare in unsere Akademie.

    Wie nicht anders zu erwarten lernten wir großartige Techniken und Konzepte,welche uns sehr bei unserer bevorstehenden NAGA Teilnahme helfen werden.
    Zudem hatte PANKRATION ACADEMY Headcoach Dimitrios Kotsidis die Ehre durch Chico Mendes zum Purple Belt graduiert zu werden.

    Neben ihm wurden Assistant Coach David Micah, der Akademie Auszubildende Noel Osei und Leon Schelbach zum Blue Belt graduiert.
    Es war für alle ein besonderer Tag welche man nicht oft im Leben erlebt.

    OSS!

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    Chico mendes Seminar

    WO:

    PANKRATION ACADEMY Flinger Broich 5 40235 Düsseldorf

    WANN:

    26.04.2014 14:00-17:00
    27.04.2014 14:00-17:00

    KOSTEN:

    Kinder ( bis 12 Jahre ) 25€ / Tag Schüler (bis 18 Jahre ) 35€ / Tag Erwachsene 50€ / Tag

    Um Anmeldung via Email oder Telefon wird gebeten: +49 (0) 162 722 15 14 info@pankrationacademy.com Chico Mendes ist der Head Coach von CHECKMAT EUROPE und Co Founder Team CHECKMAT Team Checkmat gehört zu den Weltbesten Team und Chico Mendes gehört Weltweit zu den Besten Professoren. Sein Wissen ist wie ein Bibliothek. Seine Sportlichen Erfolge sprechen für sich About Chico Mendes:

    Chico Mendes is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under the legendary Leo Vieira and a representative of the Checkmat Academy in the United Kingdom. Mendes has Checkmat flag halfway across the world delivering seminars in distant places such as the United States, Singapore, China, Denmark and many other places. Chico Mendes is also an accomplished BJJ competitor with wins in important tournaments such as the World Cup and the European No Gi Championships.

    Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Leonardo Vieira > Chico Mendes

    Main Achievements:

    • World Cup Champion (2010)
    • European Open NoGi Champion (2012)
    • European NoGi Champion (2012) (2013)
    • London Open Champion (2012)
    • BJJ Pro Cup Silver Medallist (2011)
    • European Open Nogi Silver Medallist (2012 open weight)
    • International Master & Senior Silver Medallist (2010 – master)
    • Brazilian National Bronze Medallist (2010 – master)
    • 4th place – State Circuit of Rio de Janeiro Final Ranking (2005)
    • Scandinavian Open Champion 2005 (absolute and division)
    • Brazilian National Teams Silver Medallist (2004)
    • Brazilian National Champion (2004 brown)
    • São Paulo University Games 3rd place (2004 – nogi)
    • State Circuit of Rio de Janeiro Final Ranking Champion (2003)
    • Brazilian National Teams Cup 3rd place (2003)
    • 2x BJJ Pro Cup Bronze Medallist (2011 weight & absolute)

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    3 Tage Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Seminar ( 12-14.01.2014 )



    Das nächste Highlight ist unterwegs!


    Wie versprochen starten wir das Jahr richtig. Wir haben uns vorgenommen Highlevel Competitors / Professors in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu zu uns zu holen damit das Team verstärkt wird und die Leute Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu aus der nähe kennen lernen.

    Anmeldung unter:
    Email: info@pankrationacademy.com
    Tel. 0162 / 722 15 14

    Wann: 12.01.2014
    Uhr: 12:00-15:00
    Adresse: Flinger Broich 5 / 40235 Düsseldorf ( PANKRATION ACADEMY )
    Kosten: 20€ ( Checkmat Members ) / 30€ ( Kein Checkmat Members )
    Plätze: 40 Limitiert

    Wann: 13.01. 2014
    Uhr: 19:00-21:00
    Adresse: Flinger Broich 5 / 40235 Düsseldorf ( PANKRATION ACADEMY )
    Kosten: 10€ ( Checkmat Members ) Teilnahme nur als Checkmat Member
    Plätze: 40 Limitiert

    Wann: 14.01.2014
    Uhr: 18:00-21:00
    Adresse: Himmelgeisterstraße 50 / 40225 Düsseldorf ( Iron Combat Club )
    Kosten: 20€ ( Checkmat Members ) / 30€ ( Kein Checkmat Members )
    Plätze: 60 Limitiert

    Rafael Heck kleine Eckdaten:
    Rafael Heck is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under the legendary coach and competitor, Leo Vieira. This BJJ practitioner made a name for himself fighting in the State of Sao Paulo, where he achieved numerous podium spots in important competitions such as the World Cup, the Sao Paulo State Championships and many others.

    Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Leonardo Vieira > Rafael Heck

    Main Achievements:

    World Cup Champion (2007 blue – CBJJO) WLPJJ World Cup Champion (2009 purple) South American Champion (2007 blue – CBJJO) Sao Paulo State Champion (2007 – FPJJ) WLPJJ World Cup Silver Medallist (2009 purple) 2nd Place, Brazilian Teams Championship (2007 blue – CBJJ) World Cup Open Weight Silver Medallist (2007 blue)

    Weight Division: Peso Medio (82kg/181lbs)
    Team/Association: Checkmat

    OSS

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    Jackson Sousa Seminar

    WANN:

    07.02.2014 18:00-21:00
    08.02.2014 14:00-17:00
    09.02.2014 14:00-17:00

    Jackson Sousa
    World Jiu-Jitsu Championship
    Gold 2013 Heavyweight (brown)
    Bronze 2013 Absolute (brown)

    World No-Gi Championship
    Gold 2013 Heavyweight (black)

    European Championship (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu)
    Gold 2014 Heavyweight (black)
    Gold 2013 Heavyweight (brown)
    Gold 2012 Heavyweight (brown)
    Silver 2012 Absolute (brown)

    Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship
    Gold 2012 Heavyweight (brown)
    Silver 2010 Middleweight (purple)
    Silver 2008 Middleweight (blue)

    Brazilian National No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu Championship
    Gold 2012 Heavyweight (brown)
    Gold 2012 Absolute (brown)
    Gold 2011 Heavyweight (brown)
    Gold 2011 Absolute (brown)
    Gold 2010 Middleweight (brown)
    Gold 2009 Middleweight (purple)

    South American Jiu-Jitsu Championship
    Gold 2011 Heavyweight (brown)
    Silver 2011 Absolute (brown)
    Gold 2010 Middleweight (brown)
    Silver 2010 Absolute (brown)
    Silver 2009 Middleweight (purple)
    Bronze 2009 Absolute (purple)

    CBJJE World Championship
    Gold 2012 Heavyweight (brown)
    Gold 2012 Absolute (brown)

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    3 Tage Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Seminar ( 12-14.01.2014 )



    Das nächste Highlight ist unterwegs!


    Wie versprochen starten wir das Jahr richtig. Wir haben uns vorgenommen Highlevel Competitors / Professors in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu zu uns zu holen damit das Team verstärkt wird und die Leute Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu aus der nähe kennen lernen.

    Anmeldung unter:
    Email: info@pankrationacademy.com
    Tel. 0162 / 722 15 14

    Wann: 12.01.2014
    Uhr: 12:00-15:00
    Adresse: Flinger Broich 5 / 40235 Düsseldorf ( PANKRATION ACADEMY )
    Kosten: 20€ ( Checkmat Members ) / 30€ ( Kein Checkmat Members )
    Plätze: 40 Limitiert

    Wann: 13.01. 2014
    Uhr: 19:00-21:00
    Adresse: Flinger Broich 5 / 40235 Düsseldorf ( PANKRATION ACADEMY )
    Kosten: 10€ ( Checkmat Members ) Teilnahme nur als Checkmat Member
    Plätze: 40 Limitiert

    Wann: 14.01.2014
    Uhr: 18:00-21:00
    Adresse: Himmelgeisterstraße 50 / 40225 Düsseldorf ( Iron Combat Club )
    Kosten: 20€ ( Checkmat Members ) / 30€ ( Kein Checkmat Members )
    Plätze: 60 Limitiert

    Rafael Heck kleine Eckdaten:
    Rafael Heck is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under the legendary coach and competitor, Leo Vieira. This BJJ practitioner made a name for himself fighting in the State of Sao Paulo, where he achieved numerous podium spots in important competitions such as the World Cup, the Sao Paulo State Championships and many others.

    Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Leonardo Vieira > Rafael Heck

    Main Achievements:

    World Cup Champion (2007 blue – CBJJO) WLPJJ World Cup Champion (2009 purple) South American Champion (2007 blue – CBJJO) Sao Paulo State Champion (2007 – FPJJ) WLPJJ World Cup Silver Medallist (2009 purple) 2nd Place, Brazilian Teams Championship (2007 blue – CBJJ) World Cup Open Weight Silver Medallist (2007 blue)

    Weight Division: Peso Medio (82kg/181lbs)
    Team/Association: Checkmat

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    Seminar Chico Mendes / Gründung TEAM CHECKMAT GERMANY

    2013 hat ein zweitägiges Seminar (30.- 01.12) mit Chico Mendes erfolgreich stattgefunden.
    Das Seminar war für alle Teilnehmer ausgesprochen lehrreich, eine tolle Erfahrung und gleichermaßen ein riesen Spass.

    Zum krönenden Abschluss wurde unter der Leitung von,
    Head Coach: Chico Mendes ( Head Coach CHECKMAT Europa und Mitgründer von TEAM CHECKMAT )
    Instructor: Dimitrios Kotsidis

    TEAM CHECKMAT GERMANY gegründet.