Best Puzzle Mats for Martial Arts Training - Karate, Taekwondo

By Greatmats Staff Created: July, 2017 - Modified: July, 2021

Professional puzzle mats are designed to provide safe and comfortable training spaces for martial arts training - with easy installation.

Greatmats offers puzzle mats with thicknesses, foam densities and surface textures customized to meet the needs of different martial arts disciplines.

Pro puzzle-style martial arts mats range from 7/8 inch to 1 5/8 inches thick. One-inch and thinner mats are designed for striking arts such as karate or taekwondo.

Thicker mats offer greater fall protection and are design for groundwork and throw training. The 1 5/8 inch thick Grappling MMA mats boast a 4 foot critical fall-height rating.

The durable, professional quality foam mats have hardness ratings, ranging from 35 to 55 Shore C.

All offer excellent impact absorption for practicing jumping kicks, our karate mats are slightly firmer than the rest, providing solid footing for extra balance.

Surface textures are engineered to optimize the efficiency of skin or footwear contact with the surface.

Thatch textured mats are resistant to scuffing from shoes and boots. Smooth leather-like textured karate mats are gentle on bare feet.

No-burn tatami surfaces allows your skin to grip the flooring without suffering floor burns.

Each Greatmats Professional Martial Arts Puzzle Mat is 1x1 meter in size with interlocking edges and four border strips attached for creating finished edges.