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Jigsaw Tatami Mats The Glory of Martial Arts Mats

Martial arts training has been around since the dawn of time. The Ancient Greeks practiced it, as too did the Romans, the Egyptians, the Assyrian and pretty much the entire ancient world. The training was formalised and based on experience just as it was with their oriental martial brothers and sisters. The training was necessary mainly for combat but also as a social thing where it bound communities and made men out of boys. The better the training to more likely the community or realm would survive.

Training in the good old days

During antiquities the training, which consisted of wrestling and sword play, was mainly done on a dirt or wooden floor. There were no protective mats to guard against injury. The idea was that the training should more closely resemble the fighting environment. Plus there was no public indemnity insurance and or other public liability that the trainers needed to worry about. They didn’t have training mats and they most certainly didn’t have  Jigsaw tatami mats on which to train. How far the world has come.

Modern training environment

These days you would not dare go out and train like they did on dirt or wooden floors. I did once see a fighting competition out of Russia where they fought on sand but that was a lot different. When you fall on sand you don’t get injured. If anything the only effect the sand seemed to have was to tire out the fighters sooner which meant the fighters had to be efficient no matter how fit they were. With jigsaw tatami mats you are lucky in that you have the protection but are also training or fighting on a still relatively form surface.

When it comes to EVA mats the jigsaw tatami mats are seen as a premium option. Although they are just other  jigsaw martial arts mats the fact that they have a tatami surface some how gives them a better feeling. Also they are more expensive to manufacture and therefore cost more than your regular jigsaw martial arts mats. Even still they are increasing popular and seem to have made a come back in recent years.

Whether they are jigsaw martial arts mats or jigsaw tatami mats the main point is that it is not like the ancients and the days of training on dirt are over. Thankful these days people have enough commonsense to realise that they need proper training mats to train on. With proper training mats you may not actually avoid injury all together but you can bet that you will do much better than the ancients did way back before the world had invented EVA mats.

Jigsaw Tatami Mats

Jigsaw Tatami Mats

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Nate Diaz Beats Anthony Pettis at UFC241

After three years out of the octagon Nate Diaz has again stamped his name in the UFC arena. In what was his highly anticipated return the UFC, Nate Diaz decisively won an unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) win over Anthony Pettis at UFC 241 on Saturday (Sunday EST).  

I for one was confident that Diaz would win which is why in included him in my multi bet at the TAB. Paring Diaz and Miocic in a multi ultimately netted me 6-1 odd. Unfortunately I only place 50 buck so I came away with a modest $315.00.

The win was all the more interesting considering the time Diaz had been out of the fight game. Diaz had not fought since a loss to Conor McGregor at UFC 202 on Aug. 20, 2016. That fight he lost on points after choking out the little guy from Ireland in the previous fight.

In this fight Diaz imposed his will on Pettis early and often, nearly choking him out from the rear after surviving a deep guillotine himself.  As well as pounding him with superb strikes, Diaz also was able to control Pettis every time they went to the ground.

What this shows is that even though Diaz hadn’t fought in the ring for three years him training on MMA mats helped keep him in shape. Indeed any kind of training mats would have helped including jigsaw mats. It was not either the MMA mats or jigsaw mats that keep him in shape but gruelling training sessions which are necessary to keep an elite athlete in shape.

The MMA mats and interlocking mats would have helped in so much that they would have made it possible to train longer and harder. The same could be said about any martial arts mats.

What’s next for Diaz we will have to wait and see. There could be a trilogy fight with O’Conor.  On the other hand there are quite a few good fighters left in the division that might find themselves in the octagon with Nate. Watch this space fellows!

Nate Diaz Beats Anthony Pettis

Nate Diaz Beats Anthony Pettis

AUD Drops After RBA Comments

AUD Drops After RBA Comments

The price of martial arts mats is at risk of rising after comments by the RBA cause the value of the Australian Dollar to drop. The AUD drops after RBA comments indicated that the next interest rate movement could just as easily be down as up. This is after marketing expectations had largely been in favour of the increase of interest rates in the next year.

The AUD is being weighed down by lacklustre growth figure and inflation figures. Both of which have been impacted by weakness in the housing market and consumer demand. This coupled with the dark cloud brewing over the world economy are further causing strain on the AUD.

It is expected that the weakness in the AUD with put pressure on the price of imported goods. This will impact on the price of jigsaw mats and well as other training mats. Jigsaw mats and MMA mats are generally an imported item which is sensitive against a devaluing AUD. It is expected that the price of jigsaw mats and MMA mats will increase in the immediate future if the lower AUD persists.

AUD Drops After RBA Comments

AUD Drops After RBA Comments