Meet Your Coaches


Head Instructor - Teaches In All Classes

Ricardo Feliciano

Ricardo Feliciano known by his students as Pantcho is the head instructor of Checkmat Murrieta. He is 3rd degree brazilian jiu jitsu black belt. Pantcho has lived in California for the last 10 years and is a Murrieta local. He enjoys spending time with his students on and off the mats as well as supporting them in competitions. To meet Pantcho and take a free class with him stop on by the gym any day.

Some Of Pantcho's Achievements

IBJJF Masters World No-Gi Championship 1st Place 2017
IBJJF Masters Pan Ams 1st Place 2017
IBJJF American National 1st Place 2015
CBJJ Brasileiro 1st Place 2004
IBJJF Pans No-Gi 1st Place 2007
CBJJ Brazilian Teams Nationals 1st Place 2006
IBJJF World No-Gi Championship 2nd Place 2011

IBJJF Pans Championship 2nd Place 2015 
CBJJ Brasileiro Championship 2nd Place 2006 
CBJJ Brazilian Teams Nationals 2nd Place 2004
IBJJF Pans Championship 3rd Place 2009 & 2011
IBJJF Masters World Championship 3rd Place 2015
IBJJF Pans Championship 3rd Place 2009 & 2011
CBJJ Brasileiro Championship 3rd Place 2015

Assistant Coaches


Assistant Instructor - Kids Class

Randy Scott

As a purple belt, Randy helps coach the kids Jiu jitsu programs as well as the beginner adults classes. Battling a chronic health condition he values the family and friendship gained by working closely with his professor, teammates, and students. He has competed in half a dozen tournaments and placed gold, silver , and bronze. His favorite submission in class and during competition is a lapel choke from the back. He enjoys the mental and physical demands of Jiu jitsu and the way it brings individual athletes together as one team.



Joanna Scott

Joanna has been training Jiu Jitsu for 3 1/2 years, she grew up being very active. Competed in the bodybuilding and fitness industry until she started Jiu Jitsu. As soon as she started training she fell in love with the fact she can constantly improve when she put in the time and work. No matter how many times she failed she wanted to go back and learn how to get better. Joanna had the privilege of starting to help coach the kids class about a year ago, and it made her love it even more. She truly wants to make a difference in these kids lives. Also wanting to be an example to women who want to start training and need a positive push to get going. She has competed in a few tournaments and finished on the podium each time. Her favorite submission is the Ezekiel Choke.