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Karate Mats versus Jiu-Jitsu Mats

In the world of fight there are a heaps of different martial arts and most of them are traditional. Some martial arts are modern like Krava Maga, the Israeli martial art, and Sambo from Russian, but the vast majority are traditional. In saying they are traditional martial arts I mean that they have historical significance which sometime includes ceremonial aspects. These traditional martial arts come from everywhere including Korea, China, Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam, France, Africa and so forth. Every tribe and people it would seem has a traditional form of fighting.

Two of the traditional martial arts from Japan are karate and jiu-jitsu. Both of the martial arts are traditional and both of the arts require some kind or training mats as part of their training. Jiu-jitsu requires jiu-jitsu mats and karate requires karate mats. Whilst both these arts are similar in that they are both from Japan and both require martial arts mats for training, this is where the similarities end. Whilst they might have these two things in common essential they are different which is reflected in the type of mats they use for training.

Karate means empty hand in Japanese. Essential karate is a form of unarmed combat. Saying that it does have some weapons but they main focus of the art is hand to hand fighting. The art uses kicks and punches to defeat an opponent. There are some throws involved but they a just rudimentary. Karate is thought of as a hard style due to the yelling and such but a good and seasoned fight is in tune with both his / her mind and body. The hazard in karate is in getting hit and falling to the ground which is why having karate mats is so important. Karate mats help reduce the impact with the ground therefor minimising impact. 

In karate the kind of martial arts mats used is usually jigsaw mats. The jigsaw mats are made from EVA which is a closed cell mats. There are schools of karate that use traditional tatami mats. But you usually find them in places like Okinawa in very traditional schools. These day the karate mats being used tend to be jigsaw mats. Also karate mats tends be 20mm jigsaw mats or at the most 30mm jigsaw mats as they offer enough protect from falls but don’t inhibit stand up training. The 40mm jigsaw mats tend to be used by grappling arts that do most of their training on the floor.

This brings us to jiu-jitsu. Jiu-jitsu is also a traditional Japanese martial art. Jiu-jitsu, or jujutsu as it is also know, means “gentle art” in Japanese. This is because it endeavours to take a soft approach to self-defence and uses minimal strikes like punching and kicking. Jiu-jitsu, or jujutsu, mainly uses throws and submissions to subdue an opponents. The aim is to have the opponent to submit without getting hurt or causing injury to the victim of the attach, the jiu-jitsu practitioner. Even though it is referred to as the gentle art there is still a chance to get injured during training which is why jiu-jitsu mats or jujutsu mats are required for training.

As mentioned before the type of mats required my karate and jiu-jitsu are different. With jiu-jitsu there is an emphasis on throws just like in judo. The need to practice throws means that there is a need for jiu-jitsu mats to be able to offer more protection during training. For this reason jiu-jitsu mats are usually 40mm thick or more. Sometime 40mm jigsaw mats are used but more often they are tatami mats.  Tatami mats have the traditional tatami finish. They come with an inner compressed foam and an outer vinyl cover. The thickness of the jiu-jitsu mat means that there is less opportunity for injury during training which is what makes them so good for this kind of training.

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A day after he retired MMA fighter Conor McGregor has apparently been investigated for sexual assault. The alleged incident apparently took place in a hotel in Ireland that McGregor frequents. Whilst being investigated no charges have been laid and the star is yet to be convicted and no further information is known. The investigation comes one day after Conor announced his retirement from the sport. Citing his immense wealth and other business interests Conor indicated that he has no more interested in competing in the sport. It makes sense considering the $100M that he earned from his Mayweather fight and other business interests he has going on.

In other news Direct Mats has a new shipment of MMA mats coming to Sydney. The MMA mats will be coming to our Sydney warehouse but will be available for delivery Australia-Wide. The shipment will consist of MMA mats, jigsaw mats and tatami mats:

  • Black MMA Mats
  • Grey MMA Mats
  • Black Tatami Mats
  • Grey Tatami Mats
  • Black/Grey Jigsaw Mats
  • Black/Grey Tatami Jigsaw Mats

The new delivery lift our stock level and make sure we have a continual stock available for our valued customers.

 

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Market Watch Jigsaw Mats

The AUD gained and all the usual gauges associated with global growth rose. There is growing optimism that this week’s round of talks between China and the US on trade will result in US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin and Trade Representative Lighthizer are set to hold talks on Thursday and Friday with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, the top economic adviser to President Xi Jinping.
  
The AUD has suffered in recent months falling by more then 2% since the New Year. This has mainly been due to the softening property market which is coming off a multi-year boom. With prices down more then 10% in some districts it has had the effect of dampening consumer demand. This has got some people talking about a interest rate cut instead of an increase which had previously been factored in for 2019.
 
The effect on consumer goods such as jigsaw mats and gym mats had so far been limited. In fact there has been an increase in demand for jigsaw mats and MMA mats and tatami mats in the New Year. The main reasons for this are:
 
  • New gym openings especially MMA and BJJ
  • Gyms replacing old mats and upgrading
  • Government departments increasing spending
  • People seeking new fitnesses challenges

It is then no wonder that there are currently multiple containers heading for Australia filled with jigsaw mats  and other training and martial arts mats. It is expected that this trend with continue despite the fluctuating AUD.

 
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The Importance of Gym Mats in Exercising

Exercising is extremely important for leading a healthy lifestyle. There are countless benefits of regular exercise including improved brain function, increased energy levels, enhanced immune system, and a lower risk of developing serious diseases like cancer. On top of that, it’s important to note that active people have an improved sense of well-being and are able to sleep better. But, when it comes to exercising, it’s important that people do it right.

Having the right equipment is essential for working out properly. Gym mats are without a doubt one of the most important pieces of exercise equipment. They are an excellent choice because they can be used for numerous exercises. Their main purpose is to make an individual’s body comfortable during the workout. Nevertheless, there are a few different types of mats available on the market today, so it’s important to do proper research before getting an exercise mat.

Gym mats are great for workout because they give necessary balance during exercises. On top of that, they protect both elbows and knees. Gym owners should consider using mats because it will help keep their floors clean by keeping sweat away from it. It’s worth mentioning that mats can always be rolled up or doubled over to provide additional padding. Apart from offering health benefits, gym mats are also great because they are durable, tough, and easy to clean.

Individuals who work out at home probably won’t see gym mats as very expensive, while gym owners may need to invest a larger sym if they want to protect their floor. Nevertheless, there is no denying that mats are essential for proper execution of certain exercises. But before committing to buying gym mats, it’s recommended to get familiar with the various types that are available for sale today.

Jigsaw Mats

Jigsaw mats are without a doubt a great choice for martial arts, no matter whether someone plans on using them for a large dojo facility or just a small grapping area. These mats have the ideal thickness that will keep the participants safe at all times. They are great for martial arts because they offer incredible stability. When someone practices MMA on jigsaw mats, they will be provided with good support when upright.

On top of all this, interlocking jigsaw mats are incredibly easy to set up. Since they’re lightweight, they can easily be carried. Another advantage of getting jigsaw mats is that they are extremely durable.

MMA Mats

Although jigsaw mats are suitable for different kinds of martial arts, MMA mats are a much better option. However, it’s important to note that they’re also the more expensive option. MMA mats offer better protection against injury than jigsaw mats because they are thicker. They also offer incredible stability, durability, and firmness.

These mats are noted for their smooth finish and an anti-skid bottom, a great feature that keeps movement to a minimum. MMA mats are very comfortable because they’re made from heave-duty vinyl and compressed sponge. They are suitable for any kind of martial arts, including aikido, judo, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, karate, and more. These mats are perfect for both a large dojo facility and for people who simply want to improve their martial arts skills at home.

Tatami Mats

Tatami mats are ideal for high impact sports. They are intended for use both in gyms and at homes. These mats are made from heavy duty vinyl and compressed sponge, which means that they have a high comfort level. They also feature a rubber anti-skid bottom. This means that there’s no need to worry about the mat moving once it gets placed on the floor. They are 40mm thick, and are a great choice both for training and competitions.

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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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