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Welcome Mat Martial Arts Academy plans grand opening, community fun for all Saturday

LAPLACE — Welcome Mat Martial Arts Academy is hosting a grand opening celebration Saturday at 212 Woodland Dr. Ste G in LaPlace.

Doors open at 10 a.m. for a 10:30 a.m. judo demonstration and 11 a.m. judo open mat.

Children’s activities take place from noon to 2 p.m., followed by free youth and adult grappling and self-defense classes.

“Beer and Sumo” starts at 4:30 p.m. with a $10 ticket. See welcomematnola.org for more information.

(Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to include the full business name.)