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LEGION OPEN MAT

A San Diego Sunday tradition since 2019. A simple format, but maximum good vibes and excellent rounds. We answer all the questions you could possibly have about Legion’s Open Mat. 

When is Legion AJJ Open Mat?

Our open mat is hosted every Sunday 12pm - 2.30pm.

The Legion Open Mat has never been canceled, even for major holidays, including Christmas, New Year and National Donut Day.

How much does Legion Open Mat cost?

The open mat price of admission is $0. 

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Open Mat Kicking Off

How BIG is Legion Open Mat?

At Legion, we have 5800 sqft of mats. This gives 100 people ample space to do rounds. That is also the average attendance. On a slower day, you can expect about 70 people.

Jiu jitsu sparring is more fun when you don’t have to constantly worry about bumping into people, that’s why we laid down a ridiculous amount of mats, so that even with 100+ people, the rolls are still safe and fun.

Our attendance record is more than 206 people from May 2022.

Is the open mat gi, nogi or both?

At Legion, we have 5800 sqft of mats. This gives 100 people ample space to do rounds. That is also the average attendance. On a slower day, you can expect about 70 people.

Jiu jitsu sparring is more fun when you don’t have to constantly worry about bumping into people, that’s why we laid down a ridiculous amount of mats, so that even with 100+ people, the rolls are still safe and fun.

Our attendance record is more than 206 people from May 2022.

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The first open mat from November 2019.

How do I check-in for the open mat? Is it online?

The check-in process is very simple. We need some basic information from you and a signed liability waiver.

You can do that on our iPads at the academy or online.

To do it online you have to go to our schedule page, select the open mat and then follow the instructions (via Mindbody). This will make your check-in at the academy a breeze.

Is there a uniform policy?

No, at Legion we vehemently reject uniform policies. Your uniform has to be clean, that’s the only super important policy. As far as gi color, patches, we don’t care.

Why does Legion host an open mat?

The check-in process is very simple. We need some basic information from you and a signed liability waiver.

You can do that on our iPads at the academy or online.

To do it online you have to go to our schedule page, select the open mat and then follow the instructions (via Mindbody). This will make your check-in at the academy a breeze.

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Keenan is frequently spotted in the wild at Legion Open Mat.

what are the rules at legion open mat?

Besides everything above, common sense, common decency etc. there are a couple simple rules.

No shoes on the mats, no bare feet off the mats. 

Feel free to ask anyone to roll, feel free to refuse any roll. 

Have fun, it’s mandatory. 

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