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Save Money on Grappling Mats

How to Save Money on Grappling Mats

In this day and age it has become more important than ever to try and save as much money as possible. This pandemic that we are going through with the corona virus that originated in Wuhan China is causing a lot of economic issues. Although not too many people have lost job in Australia, there in no telling what the future will bring. Companies are definitely struggling and that includes MMA schools and other grappling organisations.

Taking all of this in consideration one would expect that people would want to save money on their grappling mats as well. It is not cheap to buy grappling mats and when you train a lot then you would effect them to wear out faster. Indeed with all these lock downs and such people are training more than ever. I mean there is only so much Netflix that you can watch before you get bored to death. That said it is a good idea to know where to get cheap grappling mats.

What are the different types of grappling mats?


Fortunately they are a few options available when looking at grappling mats. They come in different shapes and sizes which are designed to suit different budgets. Usually it not only depends on what your budget is but also your requirements. Take MMA mats and tatami mats for example. Both of these kind of mats are suitable for grappling but the kind of person that buys each depends on what kind of grappling they partake in.  You see usually you would expect a judo person to do for the tatami mats. That is because they have the tatami texture which is a more traditional mat. Also judo guys practice a lot of throws so they need a bit of grip. That is the opposite to the BJJ and MMA guys who tend to go for MMA mats. That is because they spend more time on the ground and therefore try to avoid the mats burn that can come with tatami mats.

Whats the cheapest option for grappling mats?

Fortunately there is a cheaper option when it comes to sourcing your wrestling mats. This comes in the form of EVA mats. EVA mats are an inexpensive option which the vast majority of people take. The great thing is that they come in multiple colours and two different textured finished like the MMA and tatami mats. You have the normal EVA jigsaw Mats and then you have the tatami jigsaw mats. Again both of these training mat options are great. It all depends on what your preference is. One thing is for sure you will save some dollars by going with the EVA jigsaw mat option.

So as you can see there is a lot to consider when choosing your mats. If your budget is one of those things then you got something to think about.

UFC heavy champion Stipe Miocic

Daniel Cornier Fights Stipe Miocic at UFC 226

As you may have already heard Stipe Miocic is set to defend his UFC heavy weight title against Daniel Cornier at UFC 226 on July 7th. The fight will take place somewhere in the USA and is set to be a excellent fight between to opponents. The fact that they are two seasoned fighters and experienced wrestlers makes the fight even more exciting.

Daniel Cormier wrestled at Oklahoma State University prior to making the U.S. Olympic team in 2004 and then again in 2008. His interest in wrestling is so great that he has accepted a head-coaching role with the wrestling program at Gilroy High School, which is located south of San Jose, California, USA. Stipe Miocic was himself a seasoned wrestler who  wrestled while at Eastlake North High School. So the fact that both have spend considerable time on wrestling mats will make for a very interesting match indeed.

It is interesting to note that Miocic was a Gold Gloves boxing champion while in college before making his mark in MMA. Cornier current training at the American Kickboxing Academy which means that they are both very competent stand up fighters as well. It is no doubt that they have spend considerable time on their gym mats training for this fight. Hopefully it will be a great fight and bring lots of enjoyment. It is sure to be watched by a large audience and we all look forward to it.

Boxing NAMA Akrotiri

Benefits Of Wrestling Mats From Us

Wrestling Mats

As a supplier of a large range of wrestling mats, Ezy Mats has you covered when looking for new training or competition mats for your gym or studio. Here at Ezy Mats it doesn’t matter whether you need a single wrestling mat or multiple mats, we can supply you with what you need. Our interlocking wrestling mats are available in three different thicknesses which allow you to purchase the mats you need for your training.

As the different thicknesses are used for different activities, it is important to understand your needs and requirements before purchasing.

Wrestling is a centuries old sport, utilising grappling techniques such as throws and takedowns; it is therefore essential to have a safe area for training and competition purposes. To ensure support and minimize injuries and muscle fatigue, wrestling mats should be at least 40mm thick. They are often made of EVA foam like our jigsaw mats or compressed foam encased in a durable vinyl outer, like our tatami mats.


What is a Wrestling Mat?

A wrestling mat is a single mat or a set of mats used in wrestling training and competitions. Our wrestling mats are made from EVA foam, an expandable foam that helps to absorb impacts from falling and jumping as well as minimising muscle fatigue. Here at Ezy Mats our wrestling mats utilise a jigsaw system where each mat piece can interlock with another.


Interlocking Wrestling Mats

Have you been looking for wrestling mats but just can’t seem to find one that fits the space you have? Our interlocking wrestling mats are perfect for small and large spaces. You simply purchase the mats, and then you can join as many or as little as you need to fit your space. The interlocking jigsaw system offers more stability and they are easy to assemble, disassemble and store.


Wrestling Mats Thicknesses / Sizes

The wrestling mats available from Ezy Mats come in three different sizes: 20mm, 30mm and 40mm. They are 1m x 1m in size, and perfect for any space. We recommend the 40mm mats for wrestling activities as they provided the best support for activities that require falling or rolling on the floor, or grappling activities. We can also supply 50mm wrestling mats on special order.

Our 20mm and 30mm mats are a great choice for warm ups and cool downs or for practicing movements where there is little chance of falling or need for rolling.


Wrestling Mat Uses

As well as wrestling, our interlocking mats have many uses, and are often employed across the martial arts field including in judo, karate, kick boxing, kung fu, akido and more. They are also used in gymnastics, yoga and Pilates. We also have a range of tatami wrestling mats available which offer added durability.

Here at Southern Cross Mats, we endeavor to be the most economical supplier of interlocking wrestling mats and tatami wrestling mats across Australia. Should you come across the same mats at a cheaper price, we promise to do our best to beat any reasonable quote.


Benefits of Wrestling Mats

Our EVA foam jigsaw interlocking wrestling mats have a range of benefits including:

* Easy installation

* Easy to store

* Simple interlocking puzzle system

* Made from quality EVA foam

* Durable and easy to clean

* Offers great protection and comfort

* Suitable for all forms of wrestling


Contact Southern Cross Mats for Your Wrestling Mats Needs

We’d love to hear from you. Contact Southern Cross Mats before making your purchase from another supplier; you certainly won’t be disappointed in our quality range.