After a hard week of jiu-jitsu classes, it can be hard to find the motivation to go to open mat at the end of the week. But by skipping out on it, you’re missing a valuable opportunity to practice what you’ve learned with people from your own gym and even from other academies.
Professor Kenny Kim of Kenny Kim BJJ in Marietta, Georgia, has spoken before on the benefits of attending an open mat. Now, he’s come out with an inspiring video that will get you motivated to show up more often in the new year. The open mat he holds at his academy draws in athletes of all experience levels from all over the area, and hearing attendees speak about their experience might be just what you need to finally convince yourself to go to one yourself.
Check out the video for yourself, and get rolling!