BMT – Basic MAT Training

The next stage is to go through the real BMT, which refers to Basic Mat Training, NOT Basic Military Training. The real BMT is conducted almost everywhere. The venue are the Void Decks.

In the real BMT, the future MC (or Mat Candidate) will undergo a strict training syllabus which includes, learning to lepak, finding a corner, playing a musical instrument, how to squat (full squat or Asian Squat), learning how to write a 2 wheel vehicle (minimum Vespa), play carrom, battlefield layout of the void deck, basic motor coordination skills so as to not be called a “kaki bangku” and other basics of being a Mat.

Once the Mat Candidate has completed, BMT and has proven himself, he can be called a Mat. Some Mats will choose to end their training here (me). Though some Mats (the better ones) will choose to further their training at IMT.