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Tatami mats for judo and martial arts

Traditional Tatami Versus Modern Tatami Mats

Imagine mats being so comfortable that a whole nation uses them as flooring material in their rooms. Of course, I’m talking about the Japanese and the Tatami mats. 

What are Tatami mats and What Makes Them so Special?

Tatami is a special type of mats which is a traditional flooring material in Japanese rooms. The core is traditionally made by using rice straw. However, the modern versions of tatami contain compressed woodchip boards or polystyrene foam. The Japanese use it as flooring material but it seems tatami should serve its main purpose as exercise mats. Here are some of the advantages of our Tatami exercise mats.

Advantages of Tatami mats

Eco-friendly

Tatami Mats are great for the environment because they contain a large portion of rush straw. It is proven that these mats are air purifiers since they absorb nitrogen dioxide. You wouldn’t believe the influence these mats have on your surroundings. Also, these exercise mats are considered to be great insulators. As strange as it may seem, these mats are designed to keep your room cool during summer months retain warmth when it’s cold. 

Suitable for Both Training and Competitions

Tatami exercise mats are designed to be fitting in all surroundings and purposes. They have the quality needed for being used in competitions and the durability needed for home or gym usage. 

Comfort

Tatami exercise mats are as comfortable as mats get. They are supportive to the body and absorb pressure wonderfully. Natural, traditional tatami finish on our mats reduces the impact on your knees, back and joints while exercising. 

 

Designed for All Martial Arts

Often used in all MMA organizations and for personal martial arts training. These mats are perfect for all Martial Arts, from Judo and Jiu-jitsu to Aikido, Kung-fu, and Karate. Anyone who has ever practiced martial arts will recommend our tatami mats. Our mats are designed for high-impact sports such as MMA and Judo. Our Martial Arts mats are made out of heavy-duty vinyl and a compressed sponge on the inside. The bottom is made out of rubber and has an anti-skid bottom so your mat wouldn’t go all over the place while you’re exercising. Gym mats we suggest have a slick tatami finish, 40 mm of thickness and a density of 230kg/cbm. 

Light, easy to install and clean

Tatami gym mats are light-weighted and easy to carry. It is as simple as beans to install the mat anywhere in the room or in the gym. 

Tatami mats are the perfect choice for your exercise, whether you’re working out in a gym or in the comfort of your home. You won’t make a mistake buying one of these. After all, the Japanese industry never fails. 

 

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Premium Mats for Your Training

Direct Mats is a leading provider of incredible gym mats throughout Australia. We’ve got a selection of multi-purpose foam mats that are perfect for any gym floor. They’re available in different sizes and colours, depending on personal preference.

Our gym mats come in three different varieties:

Each type of mats has unique properties that make the mats perfect for certain activities and ideal for any floor space in your gym.

Jigsaw Mats

Our jigsaw mats are made from EVA foam which gives them amazing durability and impact resistance. They come in three different thickness varieties; 40mm, 30mm, and 20mm. The thicker the mat, the more resistant it is and the higher impact it can handle.

Traditionally, these mats are designed for many high impact sports such as martial arts and wrestling. Due to the thickness of the mats and their resistance to heavy loads, they’re also fantastic for use on the floor of a weights section in your gym.

They’re durable enough to handle weights being dropped over and over again. Our jigsaw mats can provide your gym floor with a cushioned surface to help protect the natural floor beneath as well as protecting your weights.

These mats are easy to put down and interlock like a jigsaw – hence the name. We offer various colour options as well as the thickness varieties mentioned earlier. They’re very popular amongst our customers who want to protect themselves from injury along with protecting their gym equipment.

MMA Mats

We sell high-quality MMA mats with a smooth vinyl finish. These mats are made with compressed foam to help give them some extra bounce and be effective at absorbing shocks. They’re primarily used for mixed martial arts practice and other activities that involve grappling.

Our MMA mats come in black/grey, and they’re 1m wide, 2m long, and 40mm thickness. This makes them perfect for a cardio area of your gym. Lay them down on the floor, and your customers can use them for ab work and stretching routines. Due to their thickness and the compressed foam, they’re also perfect for jumping activities such as burpees or jump lunges.

These mats provide perfect support and cushioning for your customers, ensuring they don’t suffer injuries as a result of high impact work on their joints.

You can order these in bulk, and we offer discounts on the cost per mat when you buy more in one go. If you’re interested in these mats but don’t want them in grey or black, contact us, and we may be able to sort you out with a custom colour.

Tatami Mats

Our premium Tatami mats are also made with compressed foam, but they have a special Tatami finish. This finish isn’t smooth like vinyl, it includes multiple mini bumps and grooves to provide extra traction. Again, this makes them perfect for mixed martial arts training as well as grappling and wrestling work.

We sell these mats 1m wide, 2m long, and 40mm thick. They’re the perfect size for individual use, making them ideal for a free section in your gym. The extra grip provided by the Tatami finish makes them the perfect stretching match. It also keeps traction on the mat even when they’re wet with sweat. So, your customers can finish up on the treadmill and stretch on the mat without worrying about slipping and pulling any muscles.

While the extra grip might be their standout feature, these mats can also absorb high impacts. They can easily handle a couple of kettlebells or medicine balls falling on them without being damaged.

Much like the MMA mats, these mats are available in black/grey, but custom colours are available by special order.

Buying Quality Mats For Your Gym

It’s crucial that you buy quality mats for your gym or training area. When you have clients that like to practice MMA or wrestling moves, they need a safe surface to train on. All three of these mats provide suitable protection and cushioning for high impact activities. This keeps your clients safe and ensures there are no injuries in your gym.

Similarly, our premium mats help you protect your property. If you don’t have a high-quality mat in your weights section, you run the risk of damaging the floor and your weights. This can lead to costly repairs, which you simply don’t need to pay for. Instead, buy our mats, and they will safely handle any weights dropping without causing damage to anything.

For more information on any of our premium gym mats, feel free to contact Direct Mats today!

 

 

Reserve Online & Collect

Reserve online & collect

Your gym mats & training mats can be reserved online for pickup from our warehouse in Belmore. We also stock mats at our Melbourne warehouse. Please confirm we have stock before pickup. Although we have new shipments arriving all the time we can from time to time run out of stock. To ensure you don’t miss out on your jigsaw mats, gymnastics mats, tatami mats or yoga mats and don’t have to wait for our next shipment reserve your mats online.

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