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Memorial Day Open Mat | Ronin TC

Join us at Ronin Training Center on Monday, May 29th, from 11am-2pm for an unforgettable Memorial Day event! We're hosting an open mat for all levels, welcoming our military community and their advocates. Let's come together to pay homage with deepest gratitude to our beloved sons and daughters who gave us a chance to make this world a better place.

Event Details:

What: Open Mat, Food & Drink (Family Friendly)

Where: Ronin Training CenterColumbus, Ohio

(1012 West 3rd Ave. Columbus, Ohio  43212)

When: Monday, May 29th, 11am-2pm

Who: All levels welcome, Military community and veterans

Why You Should Attend:

  • Participate in a FREE open mat Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) event for veterans and military personnel

  • Support non-profit groups and connect with available resources for veterans and military personnel

  • Learn about corporations that offer veteran-friendly programs, discounts, and hiring opportunities, such as Chase and Verizon

  • Network with representatives from military groups and organizations

  • Enjoy a complimentary lunch and the option to purchase additional southern style food from Tastey's food truck (menu)

  • Engage with advocate groups, corporate discounts, and employee programs

  • Join a family-friendly event with food and drinks for everyone

  • Contribute to the We Defy Foundation and their mission to support combat veterans

Join us at Ronin Training Center for this unique opportunity to connect with the military community, support non-profit organizations, and enjoy a day filled with camaraderie and celebration.

Please RSVP below to sign up and help us better prepare for the event.

(Note: This form is optional. The completion of the form will assist Ronin Training Center with estimating the total number of attendees and family. Thank you!)

A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors:

We would like to extend our gratitude to the generous sponsors who have made this event possible. Their support enables us to create memorable experiences for our attendees while benefiting the We Defy Foundation.

Support the We Defy Foundation:

By attending this event, you're supporting the We Defy Foundation's mission to provide combat veterans coping with military-connected disabilities a long-term means to overcome their challenges through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and fitness training. We're proud to partner with Carry The Load for Memorial Day 2023, ensuring every dollar raised goes straight to the We Defy Foundation.

(This takes you away from Ronin web page, all proceeds are handled by We Defy, Ronin Training Center does not take nor handle donations regarding this event)

How to Get Involved:

  1. Visit

  2. Choose "Join an Existing Team"

  3. Select the team for your region and register

  4. Use your fundraising link to donate and raise funds for the We Defy Foundation

By registering and either raising or donating $50+, you'll earn a limited edition WDF Memorial Day t-shirt. Remember, actions speak louder than words, so let's come together and make a difference in the lives of our veterans!

Ronin will be open from open till 11am and classes will resume as normal following the event (evening classes) 

We look forward to seeing you at Ronin Training Center on May 29th!


1012 West 3rd Ave. Columbus, Ohio  43212


Mon-Wed-Fri:        8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tue-Thurs:              7:00 am - 8:30 pm

Saturday:               9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sunday:                10:00 am - 1:00 pm

*Front Desk Hours which do not reflect Class Times


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