Open Ring / Mat
WHAT IS OPEN RING/MAT
This is simply a pre-scheduled time that we’ve blocked out on Sundays for members to meet up and use the ring and mats to train together.
I THOUGHT MEMBERS COULD USE THE MATS OR RING ANYTIME THEY WANT ANYWAY?
They can, but this way there’s a time on the schedule that everyone can see, and if someone is looking for a training partner(s), they can come to the gym at the open ring/mat time and see if anyone else shows up. It just gets everyone on the same page with a time and day that the ring and mats will be available for members to meet up and train together.
IS THERE GOING TO BE SOMEONE THERE TO TEACH US DURING OPEN RING/MAT?
No. Open ring/mat is a self-guided activity. An instructor may choose to participate either on their own time, or if they are working in some other capacity at the gym and it’s slow, allowing them to come back and join the fun. They are under no obligation however and any instruction given is totally voluntary. There will however be a Tapout staff member present at the gym for safety reasons at all times during open ring/mat.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
For open ring you need your hand wraps, boxing gloves, headgear, and mouth guard. For open mat you need a mouth guard