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EVA interlocking jigsaw rubber gym mats

The Right Grappling Mats Supplier

The fastest growing combat sport in Australia at the moment is grappling. Whether it is BJJ, judo, jiu-jitsu (ju jutsu) or plain old wrestling, grappling arts are currently exploding all over the country.     Grappling arts have become so popular ever since the advent of MMA or mixed martial arts as it is otherwise know. This probably explains why a new BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) club is open almost every other day. With all the coverage you find on television and the internet it is no wonder it has become so popular.

Even so it is not that easy to set up a grappling or BJJ club. Sure one of the most important things you need is the actual skill. Not every Tom, Dick and Harry can open a BJJ club for example. First you need to have the correct qualifications such as a black belt or coaching credentials. The other thing you need is the right premises. You need a lot of room if you want to practice grappling as you need room to roll around with your training partner. The other thing you most definitely need and can train without is the right equipment.

To find the right equipment you first need to find the right suppliers and the most import supplier is the one that is going to supply you with your training mats. Training mats are the most crucial aspect of any grappling gym. Without out your training mats you are just a chump. You can’t just use any old training mat either. You need good training mats which are going to survive the test of time. You need mats on the floor. You need mats on the wall. Most of all you to be on the ball.

Tatami Mats are one of the most popular mats for professional gyms. Tatami mats have a tatami finish which is important for traditional grappling clubs such as jiu-jitsu schools and judo schools. They like the tatami finish because it makes them feel like they are in Japan training in one of those traditional style dojos. For people that don’t feel an affinity with the traditional schools there is always the option of the smooth surface. These mats we call MMA mats even though they are just tatami mats without the tatami finish.

If you are going to open a professional grappling school in Australia then you can’t go by Wall Padding. Firstly there are probably OHS issues which need to be abided by. At the end of the day you don’t want some schmuck crashing into the wall during training and injuring themselves. A training hall without wall padding or wall mats is just a lawsuit waiting to happen. That probably explains why any good school will have wall padding on the wall. Lot also have mirrors so you can check you hair while training but mostly they have wall padding and wall mats.

So when you think about  Grappling Mats Australia  then you should be thinking about when to get the best mats for your grappling institution. Yes there are grappling schools all over the place now but you don’t want to be one of those dodgy ones that aren’t fit out properly. Consumers these days are smart and they know they don’t have to settle for second best when only the best will do.

Boxing NAMA Akrotiri

Stipe Miocic Defeats Daniel Cornier at UFC 241

After months training for the event at his gym on jigsaw mats and after waiting more than a year for a rematch Stipe Miocic was able to beat Daniel Cornier for the heavy weight title at UFC 241. It was an exciting fight to watch on a Sunday afternoon (saturday night in the US) at the Star Casino. Although it took until the four round, Miocic was finally able to defeat Daniel Cornier get back the belt. 

Daniel pretty much controlled the fight for the first three rounds continually connecting with his jab which bloodied Miocic’s face. Whats more his grabbing of Stipe’s hands both frustrated the fighter and stopped him from throwing any meaningful punches. At one point Cornier picked Miocic up and threw him to the ground, although it was not as violent a throw and it could have been.

By the fourth rounds it pretty much looked like it would be another victory for Cornier. I had $350.00 riding on the fight having bet a multi which include a win for Diaz in the earlier fight and a KO victory for Stipe. I was about to rip up my ticket when I saw the tide turn and Miocic begin to take the fight to Cornier. As I shouted “you should have done that all along you clown” Miocic chopped into the champ through huge punches to his ribs and then a flurry of punches which ultimately felled Cornier.

Testimony to how great the fight was are the statistics. Cormier landed a UFC heavyweight record 181 significant strikes in the loss. Cormier and Miocic combined for 304 significant strikes.Miocic is now tied with Tim Sylvia for second in UFC history with five title fight victories. Randy Couture has the most with six.

UFC 241 drew a sellout crowd of 17,304 to Honda Center, setting a new California gate record for MMA at $3,237,032. I on the other hand went home with a pocket full of money. 

The moral for the story is that if you want to be a champ then you have to prepare and the best way to prepare is you have some good jigsaw mats or MMA mats which will make the task all the more easier.

Cornier vs Miocic 2

Daniel Cornier Rematch With Stipe Miocic

Daniel Cornier and Stipe Miocic will have their much anticipated rematch at Honda Centre in Anaheim California on the 18th of August. The fight has been a long time in the making and follows Cornier’s knock out victory over Miocic. Stipe Miocic has been calling for the rematch for some time now as he has waited to avenge his loss of the heavyweight title after defending it for a record three consecutive times.

Miocic has said that he has spent a lot of time on jigsaw mats preparing for this event. It takes a lot of dedication and hard work on MMA mats to prepare for a fight like this. His training would have included a lot of grappling to counter Cornier’s experience in that field but also stand up boxing and kickboxing. Miocic would be more than aware of the importance of this fight as he tries to regain the title that he lost and cement his legacy in the UFC.

Daniel Cornier would have also spend a large amount of time training on jigsaw mats at his MMA gym. Cornier is nearing the end of his career and another victory against the legendary Miocic would see him elevated to GOAT status, a field occupied by only a handful of UFC fighters.

Boxing NAMA Akrotiri

Stipe Miocic to Fight Daniel Cornier Again

The UFC has finalised a heavyweight title matchup between Daniel Cormier and former heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic for a pay-per-view event on Aug. 17, in Anaheim, California. The fight will be the first time the pair have fought since their last fight which saw Cornier take the title off Miocic. Stipe announced that “I’m ready, I’ve been ready. And I’m going to take back what’s mine”, meaning the belt he lost to Cornier.

Cornier had originally been slated to fight Brock Lesnar in a title fight but Lesnar announcing his retirement put a stop to that line-up. Brock will likely continue his WWE career on the wrestling mat rather than risk it in the Octagon. It is probably a good idea as a loss in MMA is much more devastating than in “rocking roll” wrestling which sees champions recycled and reused on a regular basis (my opinion only).

The Stipe Miocic v Daniel Cornier fight should be an interesting bout. Stipe will surely spend a lot of time training on jigsaw mats or MMA mats before the bout as he will want to regain the title he defended a record 3 times before his loss. For Cornier a win will mean maintaining a near perfect record with the only loss in his career coming against living legend Jon Jones. What ever happens it will be an excellent fight.

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Australian Interest Rates Cut to Historic Low

Australian interest rates have been cut to their lowest level in history with the official rate is now just 1.25 per cent. It was the first cut in over 2 years. Originally markets had been expecting that the next move would be up for interest rate. Low inflation and rising unemployment changed that sentiment and this latest rate cut was factored as an absolute certainty by markets.

Last month, the RBA governor Philip Lowe said he expected the economy’s growth rate to pick up from 2.3 per cent to 2.75 per cent by the end of this year, while maintaining a steady unemployment rate, but that that forecast was built on the assumption that he would cut rates twice this year.

Mr Lowe said today that despite strong employment growth over the past 12 months, rising participation, and reports of skills shortages in some areas, there has been “little further inroads” into the spare capacity of the labour market recently.

What the rate cut means for consumers is lower interest rates on their home loans and credit cards. This is expected to boast consumer spending on such items as tatami mats and MMA mats.  Both tatami mats and MMA mats are looked at as a discretionary item which means they are not a necessity such as bread and milk. As such now that consumers have more money to play around with the likelihood of them purchase goods such as tatami mats and MMA mats has increase. This would also extend to jigsaw mats and other training mats.

Whilst there are predictions of another rate cut that is not necessarily the case. The RBA might chose to wait and see what happens before acting again. There is talk of a rate cut in the US and other stimulus around the world which might boost the world economy and as such have a positive impact on Australia’s domestic economy.

Swede UFC Fighter Alexander Gustafsson retired from MMA

Alexander Gustafsson Retires from MMA Mat After UFC Stockholm

UFC fighter Alexander Gustafsson has chosen to retire from the UFC and professional MMA fighting after his loss to veteran Anthony Smith at UFC Fight Night in Stockholm Sweden. The big Swede, who also goes by the nick-name “Lionheart”, simply stated that “the show is over, guys”. Gustafsson, 32, was submitted by Smith in the 4th round via rear naked choke. It is not a pretty way to go but much better then a straight knock-out.

Alexander Gustafsson was famous for being the only MMA fighter to take Jon Jones the distance. No only did he take him the distance but issued the only real scare to the UFC legends fighting career. Amongst other things Jone Jones tweeted after the retirement announcement “You held the division to a standard and made us better”, Jones said. After such a long MMA career it will be sad to see Alexander retire from the MMA mat. It is never a good think when a fighter of such calibre has to call it a day. Hopefully he will continue to play a roll in MMA in some form helping others hone their skills training MMA on the jigsaw mats of the future.

Tatami Mats and MMA Mats more expensive

Ezy Mats Announces Tatami Mats and MMA Mats Price Rise

Ezy Mats has announced a rise in pricing for Tatami Mats and MMA Mats. There has been pressure on the price of both these mats for sometime now as the Australian Dollar has taken a dive. The escalating trade war between the US and China, The two largest economies in the world, has sent jitters down the global markets hitting the Australian dollar particularly hard. The AUD is susceptible to threats to the Chinese economy due to our reliance on China for trade.

These price rises has thus far been confined to Tatami Mats and MMA Mats. The price of jigsaw mats has remained stable for the time being but there is no guarantee that they won’t go up in the future. The price of jigsaw mats is be more resilient then tatami mats and MMA mats for the following reasons:

  • Cheaper to produce
  • Cheaper to ship
  • Economies of scale in production

But despite the above one can expect the price of jigsaw mats and other training mats to go up should the weak dollar persist. It is hoped that the Chinese and Trump will soon come to their senses and work out a deal.

 

Donald trump and gym mats

Market Watch

The Reserve Bank of Australia surprised the markets by keeping rates on hold. The statement that they released did not suggest that they would be cutting later on this year. The decision and the statement buoyed the Australian Dollar pushing it up above $0.70. The dollar have been in the doldrums since Donald Trump decided to renew his hard-line stance in China. With trade negotiation back on track Trump decided to add a spanner in the works by tweeting his thoughts.

The Australian dollar has been trending lower lately. The result of which might be the rise in price of imported goods such as jigsaw mats. Every time the dollar fulls against the American dollar it puts further pressure on pricing. Whilst it hasn’t had a significant effect on inflation up until now there could be one in the future. The price of jigsaw mats has remained stable thus far but they could rise in the future. While current stock prices won’t rise there is always a possibility that any further depreciation in the AUD could cause the price of jigsaw mats and MMA mats to rise.

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.