Janilson Bie, Martial Arts Instructor

Janilson Bie

Janilson "Bie" was born in the Brazil in the state of Minas Gerais. He was introduced to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by professor Paulo Mushu, from Charlotte, NC where he began training in 2010.

Bie's passion for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has earned him a Black Belt, and taken him across the country to compete in various tournaments such as Worlds Master, Pan Ams, Naga and much more.

Bie has achieved multiple victories in IBJJF and Naga. His competitive spirit and drive ranked him to a 2017 silver medalist on IBJJF World Master Championship

Bie is the proud founder and owner of Checkmat Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Gulf Breeze – Florida.

Bie is 100% dedicated to teaching his students and developing the Checkmat Team.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Roni Cardoso > Paulo Mushu > Janilson Bie


  • IBJJF PAN NOGI Champion
  • IBJJF American National Champion
  • IBJJF American National NOGI Champion
  • IBJJF Silver Medalist World Master
  • 2x IBJJF Silver Medalist Pan
  • IBJJF Bronze Medalist World NOGI
  • IBJJF Atlanta Open Champion
  • IBJJF New York Open Champion
  • IBJJF Charlotte Open Champion
  • IBJJF Miami Open Champion
  • IBJJF Dallas Open Champion
  • IBJJF Nashville Champion
  • IBJJF Nashville Open Silver Medalist
  • IBJJF Orlando Open Silver Medalist
  • IBJJF New Orleans Open Champion
  • IBJJF New Orleans Open Silver Medalist

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