01 SUPER FUN & WELCOMING ATMOSPHERE
One of the first things you’ll notice at OpenMat is the atmosphere. Our staff, instructors and students are dedicated to making sure you feel welcomed, feel encouraged and have fun! We’ve been lucky to attract positive people who have created an environment that’s completely unique within the martial arts world.
03 CARING CAST OF AMAZING INSTRUCTORS
It’s rare to find an instructor who is not only highly skilled, but also articulate, patient, thoughtful, fun and caring. We’ve been incredibly lucky to be able to assemble a team of superstar martial artists who also happen to be dedicated, enthusiastic and passionate instructors.
05 STRUCTURED CURRICULUM DESIGNED BY EXPERTS
Like any great learning institution, OpenMat uses a structured, organized, finely crafted curriculum designed by experts. Our thoughtful and highly-skilled instructors have put together comprehensive step-by-step curricula which give you an easy to follow roadmap.
07 WOMEN- AND GIRL-FRIENDLY
We are lucky to be home to an incredibly diverse group of super supportive, inspiring women. With female instructors, tons of female students, top female competitors and lots of great female role models among our members, OpenMat is a place where everyone feels welcomed and encouraged to dream big and aim high
09 FACILITY & LOCATION
We aim to offer the finest martial arts and fitness experience imaginable and our beautiful academy plays an integral part. Top of the line mats and fitness equipment make your experience here even more enjoyable. Conveniently located at Spadina and College in the heart of Toronto, OpenMat is easy to get to before, during lunch and after work and school, whether you’re coming by car or public transit. We clean mats three times daily to ensure only the best, cleanest training experience.
02 BEGINNER FOCUSED
With a dedicated 101 program, designed specifically with beginners in mind, we make learning easy. Whether you are just testing the waters or want to lose some weight or have already been inspired to become a competitor or even earn your black belt, our program was designed to give you the foundation you need.
04 PERSONAL ATTENTION
One of the reasons that everyone loves OpenMat so much is the amount of personal attention they receive. Our expert instructors closely monitor your progress, giving you focused feedback when needed, making sure you never feel left behind. We pride ourselves on knowing all of our students’ names and making sure everyone gets personal attention in every class.
06 ENORMOUS, ACCOMMODATING SCHEDULE
Whatever your schedule, OpenMat has classes for you. Morning, afternoon, evening and late-night classes offer you the chance to train even in your busiest times.
08 SUPERSTAR COMPETITION TEAM
Home to one of Canada’s best known and most highly decorated competition teams, with local, national, international and world champions among us. We’ve helped take students from completely new to world champion in their division. If you’re looking to train with the best, you’ve come to the right place.
10 COMMUNITY AND CULTURE
Built on the idea that martial arts are really about learning about yourself and growing as a person, OpenMat has always been meant to be more than just a martial arts academy. Thanks to the efforts of ourinstructors, staff and students, we have become a fantastically supportive community of fun, kind, thoughtful and encouraging people seeking to make a positive impact in their own lives, the lives of those around them and in the bigger picture. In addition to beach barbecues, parties and UFC get-togethers, we host inspiring personal development talks, thought-provoking book-club get-togethers and social impact workshops from groups such as the White Ribbon Campaign.