Evolve Checkmat Mission Viejo

Checkmat Mission Viejo BJJ Academy is a beginner friendly Brazilian Jiu Jitsu team that values friendship and respect. We pride ourselves in our dedication to teach Men, Women and Kids how to develop a high level of martial arts expertise, physical fitness and self-defense skills.  We will train you hard and treat you well!

Our mission at Evolve Checkmat Mission Viejo  BJJ/ MT Academy is to create a clean, safe, and technically sound environment for learning and developing the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Muay Thai. We are committed to working with all members of the community regardless of previous experience or physical ability. We have committed our lives to this line of work because we know the positive impact practicing BJJ/ MT can have and that is the kind of contribution that we would like to make in our community.

Our purpose is to provide you with the best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai instruction in Orange County. Whether your goal is to learn self-defense, become a professional fighter, be a tournament Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu / submission grappling champion, or just get in shape while having fun; we can help you meet your goals!!

90% of all real street fights end up on the ground! Not knowing what to do in a combat situation could be a nightmare or worse yet, life threatening. We have it down to a science on how to win a fight, step by step. And we have been doing it successfully for the past 20 years. It is not our intention to prove we are the toughest people in the world, but rather to show we have something that works time and time again with devastating effectiveness and practicality.

See you on the Mats



Marcelo Martins Capociama 2nd Degree Black Belt Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Chief Instructor Evolve Checkmat Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Team

Marcelo is often referenced as Capitão (Captain in Portuguese), an adjective started by Leonardo Vieira who called him due to Marcelo’s old school training mentality, particularly for always establishing order in the training room.

Marcelo Capo Martins is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Élcio Figueiredo, and a former member of the Integração Jiu Jitsu team. An active competitor in this sport’s Masters international circuit, particularly within the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF), Capo Martins conquered important titles including at the South American, Rio International and San Diego International Open.

Coach Todd Aimer Brown Belt Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Evolve Founder /Muay Thai Head Coach / Evolve Kids & Adult Jiu Jitsu Coach

Coach Todd has over 26 years of Martial Arts experience & training. He has trained with several Masters of the Arts in and out of the country. He currently is a 2 Stripe Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under 6x Brazilian World Champ Lucas Leite of the World renowned competition Team CHECKMAT. He has also has earned the rank 4th Degree Black Belt in Shaolin Kenpo that he received at the Shaolin Temple in China in 2006. Having competed in several championship tournaments and placing in the Top three he has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with his students.

Coach Joao Capociama Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt under Master Leo Vieira

Kids Program Leader / Comp Team Leader

Annie Druckrey Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blue Belt

Asst.Coach Micro & Mini Rollers Program

Be better today than you were yesterday.

Flexible membership packages to suit all levels of training to help achieve your goals