My obsession with open mat started when I use to head to Vitor shoalins every Sunday for open mat with @alexmasterskya
I quickly realized that my game needed much improvement. I was so use to rolling with the same partners, using the same technique, and hitting the same submission over and over. But once I rolled with someone new, someone I wasn't familiar with, I noticed there was a lot of holes in my game. Moves I usually muscled didn't work on bigger guys, sloppy leglock entries wasn't working, and my passing was terrible. Alex kept motivating me to keep coming back and explained that training with different people will best prepare me for tournaments. So every Sunday I was down there getting destroyed. But eventually it allowed me to reinvent myself. Throw out the moves that didn't work, and focus on moves that worked on all body types. I met high level guys like @valyriansword and @vandamann who was always down to show me a few tricks and share their knowledge. And that's my goal for masterskya. To have a place where different people, from different school could come and train without having to worry about all the politics and nonsense.