Checkmate Ninja

Our brain gym is designed to make your child exercise that mighty brain of theirs!#chessnotvideogames

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Chess makes children smarter!


Hello trainers!
We have our first batch of announcements ready for the 2024 Rgv Pokefest.
Please welcome back - our friends Checkmate Ninja to the Rgv Pokefest. Formerly chess kidz academy- they are an local school teaching children of all ages the principals of chess and all the skills that come with it. Planning- strategy and critical thinking. They have just announced their chess camp for this year and will be advertising their business at the show.






Photos from Checkmate Ninja's post 06/02/2024

Summer Camp starts next Monday! We have a few spots left, register your child now for a fun filled week of chess and brain training!


Join us June 8th as we travel to Harlingen for Battle for Camelot Quads!!


4 ways chess helps children: “The first is concentration, the second is calculation, the third is attention, and the last, I would be tempted to say is humility."

“Appreciate the playing qualities of the chess player, and admire their tremendous talents, talents that they will take beyond the chess board!”


“Pawns are the essence of chess.”


"As the pawn advances, so does our understanding of life's complexities."


Checkmate Ninja will be closed May 17-20, 2024. Coach Jorge will be traveling for a family function. Any missed lessons can be made up before then or after. Thank you for your continued support of Checkmate Ninja!

Photos from Checkmate Ninja's post 05/04/2024

Had a great day with these kids at the RGV grades championships! All these kids have worked hard all year and they showed it today! Nathan Mathew finishes in 3rd place and Fernanda DLC earns a first place finish in the 6th grade division! My heart is overjoyed at the progress all of my students have shown! Trust the process and work hard! # chessnotvideogames


RGV grades championship! Excited to see these kids in action!


Immerse your child in chess and let them amaze you with their abilities.


Avoid the crowd. Do your own thinking independently. Be the chess player, not the chess piece.”
– Ralph Charell


Need training? Come use our state of the art facilities to get you playing your best chess yet!


Chess is the gymnasium of the mind!

Photos from Checkmate Ninja's post 04/06/2024

Join us every Saturday for the most amazing chess lessons this side of the Rio Grande! Message Coach Jorge and get your child started on the road to chess mastery!


Chess makes children smarter!


Help us keep helping children! Invite your friends and family to like our page! Together we can keep the dream of teaching chess to all children alive!

Photos from Checkmate Ninja's post 04/04/2024

Make the right move and give your child the gift of chess!


Weekly chess lessons starting at $75/month!!


You may learn much more from a game you lose than from a game you win. You will have to lose hundreds of games before becoming a good player.

— José Raúl Capablanca


He is risen! Enjoy this day with friends and family on behalf of checkmate ninja!

Photos from Checkmate Ninja's post 03/30/2024

What are your children doing Saturday mornings? Have them exercise their brains at Checkmate Ninja where we teach the art of thinking! Success starts with the first move! !


White to move, mate in 4. Can you find it?

Photos from Checkmate Ninja's post 03/26/2024

Quick shoutout to all our amazing Chess Kidz! Member Elian Pecina is now an official USCF member and played his first tournament this past weekend in Kansas!

A special shoutout to all students that played at the Texas South State chess tournament two weeks ago.

To my homeschool group and the schools I teach at, I am blessed to be working with you!

You all are the reason I love what I do, I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again I have the best students and clients anyone can ask for!

You all make it easy for me to continue doing what I love! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!


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