What Are The Best Mats For Japanese Martial Arts?
By Created: September, 2021 - Modified: October, 2021
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Made popular by the film, “Karate Kid”, Japanese martial arts are widely practiced throughout the US and other countries, as well. Now, with the popularity of the movie series, “Cobra Kai”, dojos are likely experiencing a spike in enrollment. So, it’s essential to have the best mats in place to prevent fatigue and injury.
Greatmats offers the best Japanese martial arts mats, with the following 3 representing some of the most popular:
Whether practicing traditional martial arts, jujutsu, or a style that’s a blend of both with the use of a sword or other weapons, the mats in the featured list will offer a training school or dojo the protection it needs for its students.
Interlocking Tatami Mats
These mats are waterproof and resistant to mold, mildew, and odors. They are firm enough to use in perfecting stand up techniques, and once installed, they will not separate unintentionally - even in intense scenarios.
''I have run a few seminars at my place and every time other school owners come to my place they comment on the mats. EVERY TIME. They are perfect for any martial art.''
- Robert Guida
Owner, David Brogan, says, “The mats have held up for 5.5 years now and look and feel great!'' Brogan said. ''The mats are perfect for BJJ and Judo class, hold up well, give a professional look, and the price is right.''
1 Inch Thick Karate Puzzle Mats
Premium Martial Arts Karate Mats, as their name implies, are perfect for Japanese martial arts like karate. They are made of high density EVA foam and have a smooth surface. They are 1 inch thick.
These mats are best suited for use with bare feet or soft shoes. They allow for freedom of movement, and they are firm, yet flexible. They are simple to install for a full flooring system with their interlocking design. They are also double sided and low maintenance, and they resist mold, mildew, and odors.
“They're very tough, and the feel is great.''
- Shihan Eric Swick
“Overall, the mats are good. They’re easy to clean. They’re easy to reconfigure.”
- Dennis Livotto
Professional Grade Tournament Mats
20 mm Pro Martial Arts Mats are affordable and durable and can be used with shoes or boots. They are scuff resistant with their durable thatched surface texture on both sides.
They are roughly 3/4 inch thick and have an interlocking design. The mats are made of closed cell EVA foam, and they are waterproof, cushioned, and designed to accommodate intense movements, kicks, jumps, and fight moves.
''I like the way you can interchange them really quick.''
- Sensei Sam Justice
Greatmats - For The Best Japanese Martial Arts MatsThe featured martial arts products represent a mere sample of what’s available at Greatmats. From other puzzle style mats to roll out mats, there are products to suit just about any type of application, use, and installation preference for home or professional use.
If you have questions about martial art mats, including the different types available and differences among them, feel free to reach out to the Greatmats’ staff. They can answer questions and provide you with all the information you need to be able to decide which flooring system is right for you. They can also send out samples and assist with ordering.
Regardless of what mat or system you choose, when it comes from Greatmats, you can be confident that you’re getting the best quality, pricing, and service.
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