Professor Robson "Robynho" Rodrigues

Owner and Head Instructor Checkmat Buena Park
Professor Robson "Robyhno" Rodrigues
Professor Robson "Robyhno" Rodrigues

Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Coach Robynho was always a very active child involved with swimming, basketball, bmx, skateboarding, Karate, Judo, and many other sports. For a brief period Robynho also played semi-pro indoor soccer at Clube ceret in the late 1980's early 90's. Coming from a very poor family Robynho also had to start work very early in life in order to help at home which taught him many valuable lessons.

In 1997 influenced by the beginnings of what is now widely known as the UFC and the success of Royce Gracie, Robynho started his journey in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. This style complemented nicely with his background in other marital arts including Judo.

For years Robynho worked, studied and tirelessly trained daily in Jiu Jitsu. In addition he managed to obtain 2 different college degrees in Business Administration for Import/Export and Physical Education.

Totally in love with and committed to the sport of Jiu Jitsu he start competing in tournaments at the Brazilian state, Brazilian National, Pan American, and eventually World Level with much success.

Robynho's first trip to the US was 2004 when came to compete at the PAN AMERICAN BJJ Championship (IBJFF). In 2007 he moved to the United States full time in order to compete in top level competitions and begin instruction.

Below are some of his impressive accomplishments:

2005 BRA x USA Challenge Cup (IBJJF) 2nd place

2006 Pan American Championship (IBJJF) 1st Place

2007 Pan American Championship (IBJJF) 1st Place

2008 World NoGi Championship (IBJJF) 2nd Place

2016 World Championship (NABJJF) 1st Place

4x University Jiu Jitsu Tournament Champion

5x State Jiu Jitsu Champion (FPJJ)

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