Open Mat

The Power of Community

Community is defined as “a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals”.

At Evolution Grappling Academy, we believe in the power of community and in forging strong bonds with like-minded martial artists. We seek to promote a positive Jiu Jitsu culture, free from the shackles of politics and dogmatic approaches to learning.

Open Mat

Open Mat is an active sparring session, with no formal instruction. It is an opportunity to refine our techniques and to share our knowledge with each other. We welcome all grapplers who seek quality training in a positive atmosphere to participate in any of our open mat sessions, regardless of team affiliation.

For the safety of all involved, we ask that participants have at least 3 months of formal Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training and be familiar with proper mat etiquette, prior to attending an open mat session.

If you have no formal training and are curious to learn more about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, please contact us today to schedule an introductory lesson.

Open Mat Schedule

  • Saturday – 11:30am to 12:30pm – No-Gi
  • Sunday – 10am to 11:30pm – Gi

Our Facility

Evolution Grappling Academy is located at 320 B Main Street in Beacon, New York. We are located between Rite-Aid and Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union. Parking is available on-street or in the parking lot at the rear of the facility.

Our facility offers over 5,000 square feet of dedicated mat space, large changing rooms with privacy areas, and clean bathrooms with full showers. Shower supplies and towels are not provided, so please plan accordingly. Bottled water is available for purchase at the front counter.