• [206] 531-8756
  • 3001 S. 12th Street #C | Tacoma, WA 98405
  • Mon. - Fri. 5:00 PM -08:30 PM | Sat. 12:00 PM - 2:00PM

About Us


T-Town MMA /Checkmat Tacoma is Tacoma’s longest standing school for MMA, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), and Kickboxing.  Our core mission has always been to help changes lives for the better, both inside and outside of our school.  We are a family owned dojo, and when you come to see us we treat you like family.  When it comes to training Mixed Martial Arts we understand that most people share one of two goals:

  • Get in Better Shape
  • Become a Competitor

Our program(s) are designed to help you achieve either one or both of those goals.  We are deeply rooted in Mixed Martial Arts with our structure teaching both Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Kickboxing as separate classes. Not only will you learn the attributes of MMA, but you will also experience changes in your life both mentally and physically.


Since 2006, we have had more people walk through our doors that have simply trained in our school rather than competed.  People in all different types of physical shape, with little to no experience, all trying to make a positive difference in their lives.   What we have seen countless times is the transformation in these people, and watched their lives change for the better.  We have helped people become motivated for change then subsequently change their lives.  Whether it be physically, mentally, emotionally or all of them, our members both past and present have benefited tremendously from the training at Checkmat Tacoma/T-Town MMA.  They have achieved success!


Even though we have experienced more people change their lives without competing, we have had a lot of people compete for us both past and present.  You can compete in MMA, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, No-Gi Grappling, Boxing, Kickboxing, Muay Thai and more from training here.  The combat sports we just referred to are all the different sports we have competed in over the years.  Our instructors collectively have competed in all the mentioned combat sports as well as others, and possess the experience to draw from in your training.  We will provide you with the necessary training for competition, help you find competition, provide you with a training schedule, give you a diet regimen, and coach you at the event.  We have been successful in competition over the years, and many of our members have experienced success in competition.  If you are interested in the competition just let us know, and we will put you on the right path to success.


As we mentioned earlier the reason we are confident in knowing that we will change your life is because we have witnessed it countless times since our inception.  Our members are so motivated to get in shape, learn something new, be a part of a team, meet others or compete that they share in a goal just like you.  That translates down to the classroom level with everybody working and helping each other achieve success.  Mix in the coaching, motivation and energy level and you have a recipe for great things to happen.  In the end, you are the one who reaps in the benefits and rewards of a great lifestyle!  Checkmat Tacoma/T-Town MMA WE WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE!


Unlimited MMA Program

We offer an UNLIMITED MMA program that includes both Kickboxing and BJJ.

Strength & Conditioning Training

Optimize your performance w/our new Strength & Conditioning program.


Checkmat Tacoma offers open mat        sessions multiple times a week.


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