Jiu Jitsu & Grappling Mats

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Options for Grappling and Jiu-Jitsu Mats

When working on certain martial arts skills, cushioned flooring prevents painful bruises. Greatmats' grappling mats and jiu-jitsu mats provide perfect floors for home or professional studio use, helping athletes maximize their talents.

Once customers try our high-quality grappling mats and BJJ mats, they often come back for more flooring to complete a room or to make a replacement years down the road. Our customers' loyalty shows us that the products we offer and the customer service we provide are of the highest quality.

Types of Grappling Mats and Jiu-Jitsu Mats

We offer multiple formats in our grappling mats, including:
  • Puzzle Mats: Puzzle mats deliver the best mix of cushion against falls and firmness for a sure footing. They are portable and easy to install.
  • Roll-Out Mats: When you want extra cushioning for submission or wrestling workouts, the roll-out mats help to absorb the impact of falls.
  • Folding Mats: Folding mats have connected panels that fold onto each other for easy storage. Stack the folded mats for maximum cushioning in areas where it’s required in your gym. You also can place several of them side by side to cover the entire floor.

What Kinds of Martial Arts Work With Our Grappling Mats?

Having a cushioned type of flooring is important for any of the grapple disciplines. When athletes fall to the floor while working out, the cushioned surface helps them avoid injuries.
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu: Thick mats tend to work best for this discipline, also known as BJJ, as athletes receive a firm footing for making quick moves, along with cushioning for ground fighting. Puzzle jiu jitsu mats are a common choice for this discipline, and they often have a tatami surface that helps the athletes avoid floor burns.
  • Judo: Because judo is a takedown martial arts discipline, cushioned folding gym mats and roll-up gym mats are popular selections. Fold up mats typically carry 1.5- or 2-inch thickness measurements. Roll up mats often appear in 1.25- or 2-inch thickness measurements. They can go straight over the subfloor.
  • MMA and Submission Grappling: Our mixed martial arts mats, or MMA mats, can include tiles with an interlocking puzzle style edge, roll out mats that are easy to store after class, and highly cushioned gym mats. Submission grappling disciplines, like Russian sambo, work well with these MMA mats, too.

Features and Benefits of Jiu-Jitsu Mats

Our grappling and jiu jitsu mats offer a number of benefits, including:
  • Cushioning against hard falls
  • Sure footing to make controlled movements
  • Grippiness to gain lower body leverage for grappling
  • Tatami surface that resists skin abrasions
  • Multiple color options
  • Durable surface materials
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Larger mats fold up or roll up for storage
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Long-lasting mats

Grappling Mats and Jiu Jitsu Mats Q&A

What are the surface textures and materials in grappling mats?

The best surface texture and materials in grappling mats often consist of closed-cell PVC nitrile foam, PE foam, or EVA foam as the core materials. The surface texture can consist of vinyl wrapped over the foam or textures molded into the same material as the core.

Are puzzle mats good for jiu jitsu?

Yes, puzzle mats are good for jiu jitsu, easily representing one of the most popular flooring options we offer at Greatmats. They are thick enough to deliver cushioning against falls, but they also have plenty of firmness and durability.

How thick should martial arts mats be for grappling?

The best thickness for MMA and martial arts mats for grappling should be at least 1.25 inches. Most of the products we offer for this purpose at Greatmats have a maximum thickness of 2 inches.

What qualities should you look for in ground fighting mats?

The most important qualities in ground fighting mats include things like fall protection to protect athletes during takedowns, skin abrasion protection with a tatami surface, and durable and tight-connecting layouts that provide the stability athletes need.

What type of mat style is best for jiu jitsu: Roll-out, folding, tatami, or puzzle?

The best type of flooring mat style for jiu jitsu depends on the focus of the workout. Puzzle mats are great as a base floor because of their versatility for many kinds of workouts. Tatami textures on the puzzle mats prevent skin abrasions during takedowns. Roll out and folding mats yield extra cushioning against falls and takedowns.