Toronto’s Best Mixed Martial Arts Gym

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Whether you are looking to learn self-defence, pick up a hobby, improve your physical fitness, or compete, we have you covered!
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welcome to openmat MMA Toronto

 With a mission statement to “Uplift Holistically with Purpose”, OpenMat MMA Toronto strives to not just improve your physical fitness, but to support your emotional, mental and social well-being as well.  As a result, OpenMat MMA Toronto has a community unique from any other gym.  From the moment you step into our gym, it is our goal to make you feel welcomed and at home.

our programs

Adults

Beginner and Advanced classes with World Class Instructors for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Wrestling and more!

 

Adults

It is never too late to learn martial arts. So whether you are a complete newb or have some years under your belt, we have martial arts classes in downtown Toronto that will appropriately challenge you!

Kids & Teens

More than just physical fitness!  Every kids BJJ class at OpenMat MMA Toronto has an intentional focus on promoting skill and character development which will translate into every area of your child’s life: sports, family and school.

Kids Classes

Rooted in healthy child development principles, our kids martial arts classes offer a high instructor to child ratios, meaning your child gets the support they need to learn BJJ.

privates

Whether you need flexibility around your busy schedule or want martial arts lessons that are more relevant to your specific learning needs, the one on one time with our BJJ, Muay Thai or MMA instructors is sure to accelerate your martial arts journey.

privates

Contact us for a special rate on your first private lesson.

The Free Trial

 Interested in one of our programs?   Our free trial is a great way for you to check out the gym, classes, instructors and environment to make sure it is a good fit for you.  Reach out to us today to set up your first free trial class. 

Hear from others

Been coming here for 5 months after training in Vancouver and hands down best gym I’ve ever been to. Elliot is a world class professor and Val’s wrestling classes turns boys into men. Highly recommend.
Angad Kalra
Angad Kalra
02:15 30 Jan 19
I dropped in to OpenMat while visiting Toronto for work, and I'm so glad I did. Very welcoming staff and friendly environment. Thank you OpenMat staff for the warm welcome! I will definitely be back when I'm in Toronto again.
Tetsuro Takara
Tetsuro Takara
00:49 25 Jul 18
For a wide variety of reasons, I am very, very picky when it comes to picking BJJ gyms. My original instructor was big on jiu jitsu being for everybody so I keep that in mind when I go to other gyms. Open Mat proves that you can have high level grappling without the meathead aspect that many gyms have. Elliot is a very welcoming guy and has a highly detailed teaching style. He often talks about the logical reasoning behind why he is doing what he is doing which is great for beginners who may not understand a lot of the rationale for many BJJ movements. I haven't tried to Muay Thai classes yet so I cannot fairly review them but the wrestling coach is one of Canada's best kept secrets when it comes to wrestling (I've trained with his old instructor). Complaints: I'm 90% no-gi and while OpenMat is one of the few gyms in Toronto that has 7 days of no-gi grappling per week, they all tend to be in the evening with the exception of the Sunday wrestling class. This is not the worst thing in the world, I've just come to accept that no-gi is the less popular form of grappling but I complain about it anyways because I'm spoiled.
DG P
DG P
09:28 26 Oct 18
Great gym, very technical ,and has classes for all levels. The instruction and team are very friendly, and they know their stuff! I would recommend to anyone interested in MMA and willing to learn.
Arrjun Aso
Arrjun Aso
21:18 24 Feb 19
My 6 year old has a great time! Quality teachers and clean!
Claudine Baltazar
Claudine Baltazar
00:59 29 Mar 19
Been coming here for 5 months after training in Vancouver and hands down best gym I’ve ever been to. Elliot is a world class professor and Val’s wrestling classes turns boys into men. Highly recommend.
Angad Kalra
Angad Kalra
17:58 22 May 19
Fantastic place. Really friendly and down-to-earth people.
Nick Fotache
Nick Fotache
15:20 11 Jun 19
Genuine and humble people. High level, high quality training and really great technical instructors who go out of their way to help you understand every detail. Couldn’t recommend Openmat more! Cheers
Abdul Hassan
Abdul Hassan
23:08 22 Aug 19
I am so happy that I finally found Open Mat. It is the Jiu Jitsu home I have searched for since starting in South Africa.Their attention to detail and welcoming atmosphere truly makes your first steps into Jiu Jitsu so accessible.Starting BJJ can be daunting! Just go there and get started. You won’t regret it.
Dave Ayres
Dave Ayres
20:22 01 Sep 19
Great facility. I can see the appeal OpenMat holds. Coach Elliott and his team are very friendly. The athletes are all very friendly.We attended for a weekend BJJ seminar and that was a good experience. Thank you for a great experience. Looking forward to many more.
Chris Haun
Chris Haun
14:52 14 Sep 19
The jiu jitsu trainers at OpenMat in Toronto are AMAZING! They work will all levels, beginners to advanced. I'd also check out their kids martial arts program. If you want a good cardio work out I'd check out the muay thai classes. Some of the best MMA training in Toronto! Highly recommend!
Mike Ruman
Mike Ruman
14:23 16 Sep 19
I was visiting from out of town and emailed to ask about dropping in for a class. The GM Taisley was quick to reply and welcomed me with a free first class. The facility was very clean, big and nicely ventilated. Elliott taught the class I went to and was a phenomenal instructor. He went over each move in detail and fixed even the smallest of details. He was very generous and even invited me to join his competition class the following day. If you're visiting or thinking of starting BJJ, I highly recommend you check out OpenMat MMA.
Ben G
Ben G
16:28 22 Oct 19
I had a chance to visit OpenMat MMA and was very well welcomed and had a chance to roll with lots of tough guys. Would strongly recommend.
C C
C C
16:10 12 Nov 19