For anyone who might not know, an open mat is an open training session at which there is no organized instruction. Students train and use the time/mat as they see fit in order to improve their jiu-jitsu. Visitors are charged a decreased mat fee of $20.
The aim of this class is allow students to take control over training through deliberate practice. A timer is set and an instructor is present for guidance, however, students are encouraged to implement drills and specific training to deliberately improve a specific area of their game. Students are free to work what they choose.