Wrestling mats (MMA Mats)

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halberg917g (9 bronze) 5/05/2017 7:49 PM

I've got thick dolomar mats I've been picked up and thrown on them many times and you can't even feel it when you hit. Roll up type so you have to have a dedicated space, but for real rough stuff they are the way to go. I think I got them from u.s.a. wrestling. Check them out in my profile pic here on this site.
Regards,
Buck

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Spruceman (64 platinum) 12/30/2017 8:32 PM

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I have two layers of Dolomar Flexi-Roll [tm] amd Flexi-Connect[tm] on the cellar floor (two layers, as floor is concrete, and I like to take down big guys, sometimes quite hard – judo, submission wrestling. Great for practicing breakfalls. Have the Dollamur flexis on the walls as well, as wall work with punches and slams can be part of the action. All together and using eight 5 x 10 pieces for an almost 'cage' to my space. --- left in place most of the time (but roll up tight and stored vertically if space is otherwise used on rare occasion)

Also have enough Dolamurs stored adj to outdoor space for 364 sq ft single (182 double) layer mat for outdoor use. So far, no injuries from hard landings or wall slamming. Dollamurs are not brittle at lower temperatures as some brands are. That's important when taken up to the Spruce Mtn place.

As to pricing, believe it or not, Walmart com sells these Dollamur Flexi-Roll and Flexi-Connect navy blue mats for almost $100 less than buying direct from the company. (less of a difference for red ones)

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SqueezeNW (62 platinum) 4/24/2017 5:41 PM

Don't know if they're available outside the US, but I've been very happy with my folding mats
from Tiffin (www.tiffinmats.com). I've got the 2" thick, folding deluxe takedown mat. Good padding
and surface, easy to clean. When not in use, they fold up for easy storage. You order sections
of various sizes that have velcro along the edges. To make larger mats, you just velcro them
together - so no tape to deal with like with traditional roll up mats.

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ChineseGrappler (43 bronze) 5/04/2017 12:51 PM

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Thanks for the link. I went with my local (UK one) in the end. They are 4 cm, so not quite the 2" but they seem pretty good and they "jigsaw" together.

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ChineseGrappler (43 bronze) 4/19/2017 6:03 PM

Hi.
I've recently relocated, and having a bigger space potentially means I can finally host a match or two... hurrah! But I don't want to have a random assortment of mattresses and blankets, so I started researching mats...

Financially, I'm not quite ready to buy yet, but I'm wondering if anyone has any has experience of MMA Mats, specifically this product: https://mmamats.co.uk/product/essential-40mm-mma-jigsaw-mats-black/

If not, can anyone recommend a site or company where I can get reasonably affordable mats to use?

Thanks in advance.

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evmarshall (0 bronze) 4/24/2017 5:13 PM

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Did you end up ordering them? If so, please let us all know. I am new to this and am looking for a mat.

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ChineseGrappler (43 bronze) 5/04/2017 12:50 PM

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Hi, Yes, I have finally ordered them and received them today. Am very happy with them.

Will hopefully test them out this weekend with a friend!

Not sure if you saw the post from SqueezeNW, but given overseas posting costs, I would probably take a look at that link there

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Jedi (27 bronze) 4/20/2017 4:56 PM

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I have had experience with similar mats in the US. The tatami texture is ideal for giving a bit of grip for martial arts foot work (or yoga for that matter), much less abrasive than a rug or mattress, but a bit more abrasive than the typical school wrestling mat. I have not found the texture to be a problem (I have Swain Sport Mats; different system, but same texture).
The 1x1 meter size works well for ease of set up, and ease of storage. They can stack up under a bed, or along a wall, behind a couch. If you have a dedicated work out room, leaving them set up is ideal. A Wet Swiffer Pad works great before and after a work out to clean and disinfect the mat (easier than a mop and bucket).
The other advantage is that you can start with what you can afford, and build from there. 2x2 meters is really the minimum for a match in a limited space (think mattress) or for working on hold and pins.
The ability to do throws or very hard takedowns will depend on the thickness and density of the foam used in the specific mat. Start slow/low and gradually work up.
I hope this helps!

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ChineseGrappler (43 bronze) 4/21/2017 6:36 PM

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Thanks! Yes, unfortunately, I won't be able to leave the mats out as a permanent feature, which is why the 1x1 system works well for me. As you say, I intend to have at least 2x2 for my setup. Will need to see how much space I can squeeze by careful placement of the furniture.

Of course, a solid mat would be ideal but just not practical - but being able to host is a huge plus for me, when I can afford to sort it!

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