Grappling MMA Mats

Greatmats Grappling MMA Mats BJJ Training Mats infographicGreatmats’ brand Grappling MMA Mats are made of quality, durable ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) foam material that is designed for professional mixed martial arts (MMA) studio use at affordable prices. Our interlocking, reversible mats feature an American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) 4-foot fall height rating for head injuries. These mats are designed to be used by professionals in mixed martial arts studios for grappling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), Jiu Jitsu and Judo. These are the mats of choice for BJJ World Champions Rodrigo ”Comprido” Medeiros and Rafael Ellwanger as well as the South USA Grappling Association.

Our professional-grade mixed martial arts mats are easy to install and serve as economical interlocking grappling and MMA floors. Use our MMA mats for Judo, grappling, BJJ and Jiu Jitsu competitions or for training in your mixed martial arts studio. These MMA mats utilize an impressive interlocking EVA mat design for studios and home use. Having colors on both sides allows for multi-color designs in your facility. These grappling mats are 40 inches by 40 inches by 1-5/8-inch thick. These puzzle mats are designed to be used directly on any hard, flat surface without the need for additional padding.

Greatmats jiu jitsu mats for sale installed black and grayGreatmats’ 1 meter by 1 meter by 1-5/8-inch thick mats weight just 9 pounds per tile and are excellent choices for MMA floors, whether permanent or temporary. The included border strips add about 1/2 inch to the edge of the MMA mats. Our grappling mats are designed with a durable tatami mat top surface texture that will not give any skin burns while performing MMA moves. Greatmats MMA puzzle mats are used nationwide in professional studios and for competition floors. The dense Polyethylene (PE) and EVA foam materials are waterproof, lead free and latex free. Our grappling mats can be removed and cleaned inside or outside, but should be dry before laying back down.

Simply lay our kid-safe mixed martial arts mats down in the same direction and interlock the MMA mats together for a perfect fit every time. Measure twice and cut once using a sharp utility knife to make these grappling mats conform to your space for wall-to-wall installation. No adhesive is required. AlloGreatmats bjj puzzle mats tournament installationw your new grappling mats and MMA mats to acclimate to your room’s climate conditions prior to installation and allow a 1/2-inch gap around the perimeter of the room for the MMA mats to expand due to fluctuations in heat and humidity. Always avoid direct sunlight on the grappling mats as increased heat can cause expansion.

Our mixed martial arts mats are designed for use with bare feet. Soft martial arts shoes can be worn, but they may scuff your MMA mats.

Interlocking MMA mats by Greatmats have been installed in hundreds of professional martial arts facilities nationwide and receive outstanding reviews as the best interlocking MMA mat in the market at unbeatable prices.

Greatmats mixed martial arts mats are available in black/gray, red/blue, and black/green reversible colors. Color tone variations can and will most likely occur within the same batch of mats, even mats that are made at the factory within minutes of each other can vary in color. This is common with all interlocking EVA foam mats.Greatmats bjj mats martial arts mats red blue

‘Color coming off’ issue is not uncommon with puzzle mats.  This is common with puzzle mats of all types. We find that red and black are the most susceptible colors to this issue. This is when coloring of the mats comes off on feet and uniforms.

Border Edges

Greatmats grappling mma mats bjj border edgesRamped border strips are available as an accessory to your MMA mats and are available in gray only. The ramps are sold separately as a set of two. Corner pieces are not available. The tatami pattern will always run the long way on the ramp and may not match the texture pattern direction on your floor.

Tile Size:

  • Side to side with border strips attached 41 x 41 inches
  • Outside to outside of interlocking tabs 40.25 x 40.25 inches
  • Outside to inside of interlocking tabs 39.375 x 39.375 inches
  • Measurements may fluctuate if tiles are heated and expand

 

Installation & Maintenance

Greatmats grappling mat martial artsBe sure to clean your mats regularly with a vacuum (after testing the vacuum on the tiles to make sure it does not damage your martial arts flooring). Use a damp mop with diluted Pinesol and hot water as needed. Spot clean using a scrubby and a sponge. A walk behind auto cleaning machine is recommended for cleaning this flooring in large commercial areas.

Allow an approximately 1/2-inch gap around the perimeter of your room during installation to allow for mat expansion which can occur with fluctuations in heat and humidity. Keep direct sunlight off the mats if possible as this can heat them up and cause expansion.

Ordering

Our MMA mats come with a 1-year limited warranty. Request a free sample of our MMA mat for your review and testing, or request a price quote online. Use our online floor plan designer to layout your new mixed martial arts floor using Greatmats grappling and MMA mats.

Color tone variations can and will most likely occur within the same batch of mats. Even mats that are made at the factory within minutes of each other can vary in color. This is common with all interlocking EVA foam mats.

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Home MMA BJJ Mats 1-5/8 Inch

Home Martial Arts Mats for BJJ, Grappling and MMA

Greatmats BJJ Mats 2x2 foot 1-5/8 inchGreatmats’ Home MMA BJJ Mats are the perfect way to convert your garage, basement, or other home space into a studio of your very own. Practice jiu-jitsu and wrestling in the comfort of your own home to get a leg up on the competition.

Consider these mats for use with MMA studios, home grappling areas, BJJ workouts and mixed martial arts training.

Benefits of Home MMA BJJ Mats

  • Convert virtually any home space into a practice studio of your very own
  • Practice anytime that you want, and save on travel and studio sessions
  • Make the most of your lessons by practicing your skills at home
  • Keep yourself safe with these Jiu-Jitsu Mats for home
  • Install the floor in minutes thanks to the easy foam tile installation and interlocking tile design
  • Create a finished, attractive space by using the two edge pieces that come with each tile
  • Practice in comfort, since the durable tatami top texture does not create rug burns
  • Make the most of this anti-fatigue, lead free, and latex free safe practice space
  • Expand, move, and alter your floor as needed
  • Enjoy the reassurance of a 1-year limited warranty

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Home Studios

Greatmats Home BJJ Mats installed black and grayPut BJJ mats to work for you in your own home practice studio. With these BJJ mats for home, you can practice on the same professional quality mats that you use at the dojo. These 2×2 foot mats interlock like a puzzle for easy and secure installation that you can do yourself. Specifically designed for the abuse that comes with MMA training and competition, these mats are durable and are the perfect way to outfit your home studio for years to come.

The BJJ mat is used is by world champion BJJ fighters and professional MMA coaches/trainers such as 7-time world BJJ champion Rodrigo ‘Comprido’ Medeiros, who has coached the likes of former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar, current UFC welterweight Demian Maia and 11-time world champion Caio Terra.

Greatmats MMA Mats for home BJJ grapplingBJJ mats for home are a full 1-5/8 inches thick for plenty of shock absorption. They feature a durable tatami, no-burn surface texture which offers just the right amount of grip for footwork without causing rug burns. You can roll easily without sliding, and the slight grip helps to keep you from getting caught as you move.

If you’ve ever wanted a home studio of your own, need a safe practice space, or just want a home grappling area so that you can practice with friends or family, these Jiu-Jitsu mats for home are an affordable, practical and safe solution. They are specifically made for use with the grappling arts: Judo, Jiu Jitsu and MMA.

Choose from two color options: red/blue or black/gray combinations. These mats are double-sided and double-colored, so you can reverse them to create a dual-color design in your own home. While each mat comes with two edge pieces so that you can create a polished, clean edge, these mats can also be installed for a wall-to-wall fit. Simply cut them with a sharp utility knife. These puzzle mats BJJ can be installed on any hard, flat surface, even concrete.

Greatmats BJJ puzzle mats home useThe BJJ mats for home are suitable for both soft martial arts shoes and for bare feet. They are made from EVA high density foam. Completely waterproof, these durable mats will last you for years to come.

At 2×2 feet, the square mats are conveniently sized. They can ship via ground delivery instead of freight, saving you money and resulting in a faster delivery. These mats can also be easily stored in a closet, making them perfect for home use.

There’s no beating the convenience of having your own MMA studio in your home, and these BJJ mats allow you to create your own practice space at an economical price. With a studio of your own, you can practice in comfort. Your own practice space gives you a chance to work on the skills that you learn during lessons, so you can progress more rapidly with your training. Practice your skills in the peace and quiet of your own home, or invite friends over to prepare for upcoming tournaments or promotions.

Greatmats Home Jiu Jitsu Mats installed in home gymA home studio provides the perfect opportunity to grapple with trained friends or family. Work on your skills when it’s convenient for you without worrying about studio hours or transportation needs. With a home MMA or BJJ gym, you’re not limited to hours of operation. If you’re competing, there’s no better way to maximize your chances of success than by having your very own studio right at home.

Don’t forget the safety advantages of taking the time to create your own MMA studio. Practicing Jiu-Jitsu without a specially designed space can be dangerous, and takedowns can result in injuries. Whether you want a safe space for your own practice or you need a space to keep the kids safe as they learn their own skills, these home MMA mats can help to prevent injury from takedowns and falls on surfaces that are too hard.

Professional Studios

Greatmats BJJ Puzzle Mats 2x2 foot interlockingDo you need additional practice space for your professional Jiu-Jitsu or MMA studio? These BJJ mats may be the perfect solution. Convert any space into a safe practice and sparring space quickly. Installation is easy and fast with the interlocking design. Within minutes, you can have an extra space to use during training, workshops, or other events.

Looking for something larger for a professional studio? Our 1×1 meter Grappling MMA mats offer the same professional quality foam on a larger scale.

Home Gym Areas

Greatmats home grappling mats home gym spaceWe’ve had plenty of customers use these Jiu Jitsu mats in their home gym spaces. The mats create a cushioned workout space. If you will be doing floor exercises like crunches, these mats will take the sting and pressure out of exercising on hard floors. Home MMA BJJ mats also help to absorb some of the sound generated during workouts, making for a more enjoyable home gym space.

Please note that these BJJ mats are not intended for use with free weights, as dropped weights can damage the mats.

Installation

Greatmats Jiu Jitsu Mats 2x2 foot 1-5/8 inch InterlockingUnsure of just how many tiles you need, or how to create that perfect design? Give Greatmats’ Online Floor Plan Designer/Estimator a try. This online tool will help you to calculate just how much footing you need while minimizing the amount of material that may be wasted. It’s a great way to maximize your savings.

Before installing these jiu jitsu puzzle mats, let them acclimate to the room for 48 hours. Remove them from the carton so that they can fully adjust to the heat and humidity conditions. This will help eliminate struggles with expansion and contraction that is common with foam flooring.

Installing these home BJJ mats is easy and can be done without any professional help. These might be the easiest form of flooring to install. Begin with a clean floor, and start in a corner. Push the tiles together like a puzzle, working your way out from the corner until you can no longer fit full tiles. If you do not want to create a wall-to-wall mat, then simply add on the edge pieces for a clean, finished exterior at this point.

Greatmats BJJ Mats for Sale 1-5/8 inch thickWhen performing wall-to-wall installations, leave an approximately 1/2 inch gap around the perimeter of the room. This gap allows for the mats to expand, which can happen with fluctuations in heat and humidity. Measure the remaining distance between the tiles and the wall, and cut the remaining tiles to fit using a straight edge and utility knife. The tiles fit together like a puzzle, and you won’t need any glue or extra tools.

Precautions

Greatmats Jiu Jitsu Mats for Home Interlocking GrayWe recommend keeping direct sunlight off of the home jiu jitsu mats, since it can cause expansion. Additionally, steam cleaning the mats can cause them to expand.

These BJJ mats for home are designed for use with bare feet or soft shoes only. These mats are not rated for commercial use in high traffic areas.

Please note: Color tone variations can, and will most likely, occur within the same batch of mats. Even mats that are made at the factory within minutes of each other can vary in color. This is common with all foam puzzle mats.

Maintenance

Greatmats Grappling Mats 2x2 foot 1-5/8 inch RedCleaning these mats is easy. The mats can be mopped with common household floor cleaners. Avoid using bleach. If you need to vacuum the mats, test the vacuum on an inconspicuous area before using it on the rest of the mat.

Shipping

BJJ mats for home ship in cartons via ground service to your door. For larger orders, products may ship via freight delivery. This product ships UPS Ground, FedEx Ground, and/or Freight.

Please review our shipping disclaimer.

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Groundbreaking Wing Chun Instructor Expands Expertise over Greatmats

Chris Damiano Builds Academy into One of the Best in Gulf Coast

By Brett Hart

After 32 years in martial arts, Sifu Chris Damiano has been round the world honing his skills in everything from wrestling to Hapkido to Judo, Boxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Jeet Kune Do and has developed a strong understanding of what works for him and his students.

A Chicago native, Sifu Damiano originally moved to Florida because he needed training partners. Soon he was teaching others how to be his training partners.

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Wing Chun
In 1994, he narrowed his focus exclusively to Wing Chung and six years later traveled to Hong Kong to study with Grandmaster Ip Ching, the second eldest son of Bruce Lee’s mentor Ip Man. Damiano later became an instructor under Ip Ching, opening Centerline Martial Arts out of his garage in Destin, Florida in 2000. A contractor during the day, Sifu Damiano finally opened Centerline as a full-time martial arts academy in 2007. He quickly became one of the most sought after instructors in the Gulf Coast and was named the USA International Black Belt Hall of Fame’s 2013 Wing Chun Instructor of the Year.

Damiano now also has academies underneath his banner in St. Louis, Boston and Las Vegas.

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Jiu Jitsu
Over the last four years, Damiano has added Gracie Jiu Jitsu to his repertoire, studying under fellow 30-plus year martial artist Sensei Brandon Hetzler, who has achieved black belts of varying degrees in Fudoshin Taijutsu, Goju-Ryu, Shito-Ryu and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.

Sifo Damiano still splits his time between his contracting work and martial arts, teaching three days per week, but with other instructors, the academy is used 5-6 days per week.

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The Need for Mats
With his current academy being located in the second story of an office building and his teaching expanding beyond Wing Chun to striking/kickboxing and jiu jitsu, he quickly discovered that concrete flooring was no longer suitable for his practices.

That’s when he discovered Greatmats martial arts floors. One of his friends with a big Karate school told him about Greatmats, and Hetzler, who has used Greatmats flooring in his home dojo for six years, both highly recommended Greatmats to Sifu Damiano.

In 2012, Damiano equipped his academy with Greatmats 20 mm inch thick martial arts mats and a pro pole pad. While he was happy with the quality of the mats, they proved to be too thin for his judo and jiu jitsu work – especially in the kids classes. So he ordered three of Greatmats’ 2 inch thick 4×10 foot folding mats to add more cushion for those exercises.

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In 2015, he upgraded to Greatmats’ 1 5/8 inch thick Grappling MMA Mats, with a no burn tatami surface and 4-foot critical fall height rating, and sold off his 7/8 inch mats to students for garage workout areas.

”These mats are not as taxing on the body for what I’m doing now,” Sifu Damiano said. ”I love those mats! My school’s completely covered in it except for my back room.”

With approximately 20 students per class and 45 of his 60 students being adults, the mats are regularly put to the test.

”Those mats get an awful lot of use every night,” He added. ”The overall quality of those mats are great. They’re durable. We usually do 45 minutes of technique and eight 5-minute rounds of sparring/grappling. We always start standing. Using wrestling takedowns or judo takedowns, three rounds of kickboxing and three rounds of kickboxing with takedowns. I love that tatami top.”

Pole Padding
The Grappling MMA mats have eliminated his need for the folding mats, but added that the pole pad is still a ”very needed piece” in his school, noting that it is often used as a circuit training tool.

”People use it to train on; kids kick it,” Sifu Damiano said. ”Sometimes I use that to line them up, and they can do some of their striking on that as part of the stations.”

A believer in ”time put in equals skill,” Sifu Damiano has definitely put in his time, and for the last five years, that time has been put in over Greatmats martial arts floors.

Centerline Martial Arts class on Greatmats Grappling MMA Mats and Greatmats Pole Paddding
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Magness BJJ wins 2017 AGF Dallas Summer Classic

Alvarez BJJ in Top 2 of Every Division

Almost 90 martial arts academies earned team points at the 2017 American Grappling Federation’s Dallas Summer Classic. The grappling tournament was held on August 5 at the NYTEX Sports Centre in North Richland Hills, Texas. The tournament was sponsored by Greatmats.

Magness BJJ climbed their way to the top of the overall team standings with 400 points. Alvarez BJJ followed closely behind with 371 points. BQuick JJ followed in third place with a total of 207 points.

Magness BJJ placed in the top 2 teams in three out of four divisions. They claimed the titles in the Adults No Gi and Kids No Gi divisions. They placed second in the Kids Gi division.

Alvarez BJJ claimed first in the Adults Gi and Kids Gi divisions and second in Adults No Gi and Kids No Gi divisions. Fortunately, for Magness BJJ was the fact that it held a 86 point lead in the Kids No Gi division.

All American MMA claimed thired in the Kids No Gi. BQuick JJ placed third in both adult divisions and Kids Gi division.

Top 10 Overall Team Scores

  • Magness BJJ 400
  • Alvarez BJJ 371
  • BQuick JJ 207
  • All American MMA 125
  • Genesis Jiu Jitsu 119
  • Guetho Texas 119
  • Lovato BJJ 117
  • Sandro Sampaio BJJ Academy 109
  • Frequency BJJ 89
  • Zombie BJJ 85

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South USA Grappling Louisiana State Championships a Success

First SUGA Tournament of The Year Provides Plenty of Highlights

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Feb. 1, 2017 — The South USA Grappling Association’s first tournament of 2017 brought out numerous strong performances from grappler’s age 4 and up.
Highlighting the approximately 250 competitor field at Chappapeela Sports Park in Hammond, Louisiana, on Jan. 28, for the Greatmats-sponsored Louisiana State Championships were these outstanding athletes.

4-6 Year Old Division: Kamden Alford

7-9 Year Old Division: Levi Johnson

10-12 Year Old Division: Autumn Crews

13-15 Year Old Division: Kaleb Miller

Juvenile Blue Belt Division: Isaac Foote

Juvenile White Belt Division: Kyla Rogers and Daesia Belozerows

Adult Female Blue Belt Division: Rachel Beard

Adult Blue Belt Division: Jesse Roberts

Adult Purple Belt and No Gi Advance Divisions: Zachary Cothren

Master White Belt and Beginner Master No Gi Divisions: Reuben Billiot

Senior White Belt and Biginner Senior No Gi Divisions: Mark Dominguez

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PMAA Wraps Up Season with Warriors United Monster Mash Victory

Final Warriors United Tournament Draws Competitors from Five States

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Warriors United Greatmats sponsored logoThe Warriors United Tournament Circuit wrapped up its 2016 season on October 22 with the Powers Martial Arts Monster Mash Tournament held in Toronto, Ohio.

Fresh from a Fall Brawl 5 tournament victory Team PMAA (Pennsylvania Martial Arts Alliance) defended its crown by claiming 1st place in the season finale. Dragon’s Den Mixed Martial Arts placed 2nd followed by Culver Karate Club in 3rd place.

The tournament drew competitors from five states.

Judo Mats Interlocking Lite

Greatmats Judo Mats Interlocking BlackNeed a durable and soft floor for your studio?  Judo Mats Lite are an excellent interlocking, judo puzzle mat for groundwork training in judo and MMA.  They can also be used for BJJ and grappling training.  They are economical and lightweight and provide excellent impact absorption for low impact martial arts practice.  Try this judo mat for skill development; it’s durable tatami surface texture will not give you rug burns.

Durable Judo Mats Lite are shock absorbing and will provide a safe and clean surface. This lightweight judo mat features two colors per mat with one color per side. This makes them truly reversible which allows you to display two colors in your floor at the same time.
Greatmats Judo Mats Interlocking GreyThese interlocking martial arts mats are easy to assemble.  Simply lay the judo mats on the ground and align them so they face the same direction.  Then interlock the tiles together.  Simply cut the judo mats with a sharp utility knife to fit the mats for a wall-to-wall installation.  Be sure to leave a 1/2 inch expansion gap.  Each tile comes with four border strips included.
Rugged closed-cell EVA foam gives you a lightweight flooring option that can be relocated if you decide to switch locations.  It requires no adhesive to install so it is perfectly portable.  Expand your floor as necessary.   Each interlocking foam mat measures 40” x 40” x 1.25”.
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These judo mats will last for years of use in your dojo or professional studio.   They are waterproof but should not be placed in direct sunlight for great lengths of time.  Direct sunlight can expand or contract the foam materials.
Please note:  For over the shoulder and hard throwing practice we recommend additional floor padding such as a two inch thick folding mat.

Call Greatmats at 877-822-6622.