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New Shipments of MMA mats, Jigsaw Mats and tatami Mats coming to Sydney

New Training Mats Arrive Tomorrow

We have a shipment or training mats arriving tomorrow. The shipment has been on the water for that last 3 weeks and final hit Sydney port over the weekend. The training mats in the container should be available from Wednesday when they will well and truly be in our warehouse. Although some of them mats have been pre-ordered they will still have lots of mats available for the general public.

The shipment will consist of the following MMA mats, tatami mats and jigsaw mats:

  • Tatami mats – Grey x 75
  • Tatami mats – Black x 75
  • MMA mats – Grey x 120
  • MMA mats – Red x 45
  • MMA mats – Black x 145
  • EVA mats – Red/Blue – 20mm x 200
  • EVA mats – Red/Blue – 40mm x 200
  • EVA mats – Black/Grey x 200

All up there are 1060 mats coming in with this shipment. About 200 mats have been pre-ordered with the rest available for other customers.

mma mats compared to tatami mats

Tatami Mats Versus MMA Mats

When looking to outfit your gym it is imperative that you plan accordingly to ensure that you get the best outcome for both your business and clients. The kind of mats you use will be the most visible thing your customers see when they enter your training area. As they say first impressions last for ever. So if your customer’s see a quality training area then they will assume quality training. If not then they won’t.

When your chose MMA mats or Tatami mats from Ezymats then you are chose a quality mat. Both our mats are a great addition to any gym whether it be a MMA gym and any other martial arts activity. They are solid and durable and have a density of 230kg/m2. Our MMA mats and tatami mats are currently in use all over the country. From major cities to country town you will find Ezy Mats training mats. But when looking at MMA mats and tatami mats how do you chose?

Quite simply the mats are essential the same. The have the same density, are the same size, come in same colour options and use the same material. The only difference between the two is that the MMA mats come in a smooth finish whereas the tatami mats come with a texture finish. The reason you would chose the MMA mats is that you have a preference for smooth mats. This would be because:

  • You prefer the feel
  • You prefer the look
  • You want to reduce mat burn during grappling
  • You just like it that way

With tatami mats your preference may be:

  • You prefer the look
  • You want more grip during training
  • You want the traditional tatami finish
  • You teach a traditional martial arts
  • You just like it that way

So as you can see there are a variety of reasons to chose either. But at the end of the day they both cost the same and will do the job. 

Conor McGregor Smashing Phon

Video Of MMA Fighter Conor McGregor

Apparently a video has been released showing MMA fighter Conor McGregor allegedly grabbing a fans phone and smashing it on the ground. He is the seen stomping on the phone whilst his entourage blocks the alleged fan. McGregor was later arrested by the police and charged with numerous offences. He was release on bail pending further enquiries by the cops. This is the second time Conor has found himself in trouble after previously smashing a bus with UFC fighters on board. 

It is not clear how much time Conor has spent on MMA mats training nor what is upcoming fight will be. It has been sometime since he was seen training on MMA mats in the gym. It is not certain if he has a preference for training on MMA mats or jigsaw mats. What is certain is that he would need to train on some kind of training mat as a mixed martial artist. It is well know that mixed martial artists train on jigsaw mats and other kinds of surfaces. He has been seen around town travelling with his entourage.

Whilst the outcome of the latest incident is not know it can be assumed that the alleged victim might seek compensation for their smashed phone. Although the owner of the phone has expressed disappointment that a phone which had photos of his son on it is now gone including the photos. It would not be hard for Conor to replace the phone considering the reported $100M he received fighting Mayweather. Lets hope he replaces the fans phone.

Donald trump and gym mats

Market Watch EVA Mats

The AUD ended the week mostly on  a positive note.  The release of AU employment numbers helped prop up the dollar which has been under pressure lately. The figure showed the economy added 39K jobs and the unemployment rate held steady at 5.0%. The news saw the AUD rally initially but it ended the day down.

The beginning of the week has seen the Australian dollar rallied after President Donald Trump said that America will postpone applying further tariffs on $200bn of Chinese goods. Trump cited“substantial progress” in trade talks between the two countries as the reason for this. This intern has been the Chinese and American stock markets rally. The lift in commodity priced also had a positive effect on the AUD.

All of this has had a positive effect on the prices of EVA mats. The price of EVA mats effected by the price of commodities and raw materials that go into it’s production. Also any erection of trade barriers or increase in tariffs is bound to have an effect on EVA mat pricing due to it’s influence on the rate of the AUD versus the USD.

40mm Tatami Jigsaw Mats Black Grey

New Shipment of Tatami Jigsaw Mats Arrives

There is a new shipment of tatami jigsaw mats set to arrive in Melbourne. This is our first shipment of jigsaw mats with a tatami finish. Our jigsaw mats usually come with the t-pattern which is the most common finish on EVA jigsaw mats. We have decided to expand our range to include mats with the tatami finish due to popular demand. We have had many customers come to us in the past and request training mats  with a tatami finish so we added them to our extensive range of training and martial arts mats.

The tatami finish is a popular option for many different martial arts because it has a more traditional look. That said they are also sort after by other organisations involved in activities such as boxing and aerobics to name a few. They are sure to be in high demand so it is important that you book you mats now as they are sure to run out quickly. If the tatami jigsaw mats are a popular as we think they will be then we may also add them to our Sydney stock as well.

US Dollar and gym mats and jigsaw mats

AUD Falls After RBA Speech

The AUD traded down to the lowest level since January 4th after the RBA speech which indicated lower then expected growth and inflation. The Aussie was off against all of the majors except for the NZD. The RBA Governor Philip Lowe recalibrated interest rate expectations from mildly hawkish to neutral due a slow down in economic activity as a result of the down turn in the housing market and other international uncertainty. This despite the fact that iron ore is trading at highs and the price of oil is holding up. Both of which are major Australian commodities. Adding to the pain was a weak retail sales reading and a marked decline in imports and exports in December.

This resulting sell down for the currency might have the effect of impacting inflation which would be ironic considering it was one of the RBA’s chief concerns. The depreciation in the currency will have a effect on any new imports of jigsaw mats and MMA mats. Whilst we always endeavour to keep pricing down any persistent downward trend in the value of the AUD has an impact on pricing. This is true of all products imported into Australia. Jigsaw mats are imported from China as too are MMA mats.

40mm jigsaw mats with tatami surface

Ezymats Introduce Tatami Jigsaw Mats

Ezymats are proud to announce that we have now added jigsaw mats with tatami finish to our range. If you are looking for a jigsaw mat with the traditional tatami surface then look no further. We have a shipment which is currently on the water and should be with us in the next three weeks. The first shipment will contain 40mm black / grey jigsaw mats with the tatami finish. We will then look at expanding that range in the further.

Eva mats and jigsaw mats are a very popular mat for training martial arts. Especially where people are looking for a traditional martial arts mat these mats are a great low cost alternative to regular tatami mats. Tatami mats are popular with martial arts like judo, jiu-jitsu, aikido etc. The tatami finish is more in keeping with what was used in Japan in the past. Although tatami mats are not made of grass as they were in the past they have retained the same finish. By manufacturing training mats with the tatami finish it is in keeping with this tradition.

It is believed that tatami jigsaw mats with continue to be popular in the future as practitioners of traditional martial arts flock back to their training roots. That said tatami jigsaw mats are not only popular with traditionalist. Some people find that the tatami surface offers them more grip then other finishes which is also a factor in their popularity.

Wall Matts

Wall Mats Combined With EVA Mats

When looking at setting up a home or professional gym there is no better combination then wall mats and EVA foam mats. Whilst people remember to buy protective covering for their floors they often neglect the wall. This can be a big mistake when you need it the most.

But don’t think that wall mats are just for kick boxing gyms and martial arts studios. Wall mats are practical for both sporting and none sporting activities. Wall padding is also useful in situation where people are likely to bump into walls and therefore injuring themselves. Whether is be a tight walking area or for a person with a condition which makes them susceptible to injury through collision with a wall.

If you need to plan an area for protection against collision our expects are more then happy to help.

Tiger Woods and jigsaw mats

Interlocking Mats for Golf Practice

It is often said that the are a million and one uses for interlocking mats. I myself often marvel at the numerous uses that people find for interlocking jigsaw mats. I was therefore not too taken aback when I was told recently that Tiger Woods uses interlocking mats for his golf practice. Now while I am pretty sure that it is a fib it would not surprise me if one of the worlds best golfers and indeed the best golfer of our time used EVA interlocking mats to practice his putting.

Interlocking mats are so versatile because just as the material they are made from they can be bent and moulded to suit any situation. The fact that these jigsaw mats can be interlocked into one another further increases there usage. Which brings us back to Tiger woods. After years in the golfing wilderness he is finally back to form. His recent win at the US PGA championship proves that with the right tools any thing is possible.

When looking for the right tools for your training a supplier like EzyMats is invaluable. So whether you are practicing golf, martial arts or any other sporting activity be comfortable with the knowledge that we are just a phone call away.

Mao

China to Retaliate Against New Tariffs

Donald Trump on Tuesday announced China $US200 billion in new tariffs which, combined with other tariffs already announced, will mean the US is taxing roughly half of all its imports from China. China responded by saying it will be forced to retaliate against by against the US. A Chinese Commerce Ministry spokesman said, “In order to safeguard its legitimate rights and interests and the global free trade order, China will have to take simultaneous counter measures”. What those countermeasure will be remain to be seen.

While in previous responses the Chinese have used harsh language this time their response was more muted when they said, Beijing “deeply regrets” the tariffs.  China has also stopped short of what kind of action might be taken, thus giving Trump a chance to back down. Previously China said that it would retaliate with $US60 billion in tariffs on US goods that came into effect in August, but it has since gone quiet on the threat.

Trump also threatened to immediately impose almost $US270 billion of additional tariffs if the Chinese government announces retaliatory measures against US farmers and manufacturers. This in effect would be a tax on all Chinese products entering the US.

In light of the new tariffs the Australia’s Reserve Bank board discussed the trade war at its recent meeting. They concluded that in saying that the “significant tensions around global trade policy … represented a material risk to the outlook.”

“Ongoing uncertainty about trade policy had led to volatility in the prices of some commodities.” “More generally, the direction of international trade policy in the United States continued to be a source of uncertainty for the outlook for the world economy.” This is according to the board’s minutes released on Tuesday.

Unlike the previous rounds of tariffs – which targeted industrial goods – this tranche will affect consumer products and could lead to price rises for items such as gymnastics mats, puzzle mats, air conditioners and jigsaw mats.

The new tariffs of $200 billion on Chinese goods will bring the electronics and gym mats sectors into the trade war.

The Chinese doodle minister is expected fly via cargo plane Washington next week to resume talks with his Amercan counterpart.

One of el Presidentè’s last remarks on the issue was, “These practices plainly constitute a grave threat to the long-term health and prosperity of the United States economy. As President, it is my duty to protect the interests of working men and women, farmers, ranchers, businesses and our country itself. My administration will not remain idle while those interests are under attack,” he said

So some people inherently might be thinking the President Trumps actions might be crazy others think they are not. At the end of the day he was elected by the American people they must be happy with the progress that is being made in the trade front.