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Jorge Masvidal Beats Nate Diaz on Tatami Mats at UFC 244

For Jorge Masvidal it was always the case of always the bridesmaid but never the bride. Well at UFC 244 he was finally the bride when he defeated Nate Diaz at the Madison Square Garden to be crowned BMF Champion. Whilst the crowd would have wanted the fight to go further, and I myself would have like a chance to win the $120 I had riding on the fight, Masvidal was ultimately victorious. His victory on tatami mats was indeed a bloodied affair.

Really I have to admit that I was rooting for Diaz (not literally). I watched his last fight, where he was the undercard on the Miocic v Cornier fight, and I want him to win. I also did a multi-bet on that fight for Diaz to win “head to head” and Miocic to win by knock out. I could have just put Miocic to also win “head to head”, and it wasn’t paying much more for a knock out, but I threw caution to the wind. In the end I would over $300.00 for a $50.00 bet so I thought I would try the same with this fight. This time I put Tillel and Diaz to win head to head. Tillel won, Diaz as we know didn’t.

I didn’t get to watch the fight liv on TV. I don’t have pay per view and I couldn’t be bothered going to the pub. So I didn’t actually get to see them fight on tatami mats. I just tracked the fight on ESPN where they post the results live. So I could see who was getting in the most strikes. So from where I was sitting it was looking pretty good for Diaz. He was actually getting the most strikes in so it was looking promising for my multi-bet. What I couldn’t see was that Diaz was getting belted and that what’s his name, Masvidal, had actually opened up a cut above Diaz’s eye with a nice elbow. 

Anyway the rest is history. Masvidal won the fight, the crowd booed. Somewhere during the fight Diaz stuck both his middle fingers up which is classic Diaz. There is talk of a rematch, although presumably both fighters will have a shot at other opponents first. What will happen nobody knows. What we do know is that the UFC and its fans got a ripper of a fight. What we also know is that I didn’t win the $120.00 which is a crying shame. So know it is back to the drawing board and to the tatami mats for all of us, to try and find a way forward from this tragedy.

jigsaw mats

Getting The Most of Jigsaw Mats

The soft and bouncy mats can be applied for several means of reasons such as for competitions, outdoor use, as well as indoor or home gyms. For competition usage, the mats will allow you to set up a tournament in a cheap and quick manner. Most jigsaw mats have a different colour on each side, thus you could create many rings for the tournament. Additionally, jigsaw mats are extremely light, making it easy to transport, assembling and storing.

 

As for outdoor use, jigsaw mats are waterproof, so if you wish to train outside and you are worried about getting it wet or dirty then jigsaw mats are the perfect choice for you. Since they are waterproof, if you happen to get dirt on them you could always wash them off with a spray of water. In addition, the cheaper price of jigsaw mats will also help ease your worry about losing them outdoors.

 

In addition, jigsaw mats have become increasingly popular for gyms at home over the years. If you wish to save money by training at home without risking your safety, jigsaw mats are the perfect option. You could easily customise them to fit your home gym by cutting them to a suitable size. In addition, they are extremely durable, so you would not have to worry about breaking them.

 

You are advised to select the best Jigsaw Mat to become comfortable in your choice of sports. The martial art mats are particularly designed with cushioning which are put on the floor, which allow both newbies and masters to exercise their martial art properly, steering clear of any kind of injury risks and staying away from unneeded strain on your legs and back. In order to be  a master in martial arts, one should practice every single day, and in case you do not have superior quality mats to land on, there are some important aspects that you should consider when it comes to getting jigsaw mats

 

  • First of all, you should take a look at how your jigsaw mats look like and then the quality. You should always purchase new jigsaw mats as they offer higher quality contrasted to the used mats. This indicates that they will be more sturdy and you will additionally be able to keep them better. Brand new mats additionally have a much better appearance. With new mats, you will be in a position to select one that satisfies the appearance of your interior.

 

  • Second, consider the mats’ dimensions. The mat’s sizes of your choice should fit your favoured area. Make sure that you know the accurate size of the mat before you purchase. Jigsaw Martial Arts mats come in many sizes, 20mm, 30mm, and 40mm. The different thickness appeal to the different martial art form, when choosing the perfect mats for your gym look into what thickness is required for your style. For MMA and Karate try 20mm Jigsaw Mats, for Wrestling, Judo, and Ju-Jitsu tries 40mm, for more protection.

 

  • Next, there’s the thickness aspect when it comes to jigsaw mats. For example, MMA mats tend to range from 1 to 2 inches in thickness, however, thicker isn’t always better. The appropriate thickness of your mat would be dependent on the discipline/s you teach in the gym. The 1-inch thick mats would provide a good protection against light falls, however, the high firmness will provide the support for standing up and moving. The 2-inch mats would be ideal for ground and pound and MMA.

 

To benefit from jigsaw mats, make sure that you place your order for the top-notch quality of jigsaw mats from Ezy Mats! GIve us a call on +61 2 9718 7424 or get in touch online!

Tatami Mats and MMA Mats more expensive

Market Watch Gymnastics Mats And Tatami Mats

The Australian Dollar recorded its first weekly decline since September 23rd, this was despite hitting a six week high of 0.6882 early in the week. The US dollar has been the strongest of the major currencies in the recent past. This was due to a whole heap  of encouraging corporate earnings results. Indeed the US economy continues go from strength to strength even after the numerous trade wars they are fighting on multiple fronts. The Australian economy is also doing better after recent rate decreases and the RBA has expressed positive sentiment. As a result the chances of another rate decrease has fallen over the short term.

So it seems that the AUD might have hit a bottom, at least for the short to medium term. Most economists are predicting that there will not be anymore rate cuts in the foreseeable future. What this means for gymnastics mats and tatami mats should be positive. Generally the price of gymnastics mats and tatami mats have been increasing over the past two years as the dollar has gradually dropped. This is to be expected and would have been the experience across the board with imported products.

Gymnastics mats have become increasingly popular over time as people have gone back to exercising. Especially in the eastern, southern, western and northern states there has been a resurgence in exercise activities. That would indicate that the whole country is moving towards a more healthy lifestyle, which would be a positive development. The same can be said about tatami mats, which are similar to gymnastics mats but are used more in martial arts. and similar activities.

Training mats in general have seen a positive effect since the currency has stabilised. Although there is still lots of volatility in the stock markets, the currency markets have experienced a period of limited movement. This is true about the AUD vs the USD and other currencies as well. As long as this persists the price of tatami mats and gymnastics mats should be good as well. The rate of inflation has been subdued over the last few years which explains why prices have not risen so much despite currency fluctuations.

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.

black and grey gym mats for martial arts training.

High Dollar Helps Jigsaw Mats and Tatami mats

The Australian dollar has continued its edge higher in recent days, reaching 6-week highs and now up 2.5% from the lows reached in mid-June. However, with the RBA having a meeting next week (the markets pricing in a 68% chance of a rate cut, according the EzyMats) and the continuing trade wars there is still a chance that the AUD’s rise could run out of steam.  What it says in the mean time is that the markets are starting to think that the Aussie economy is not doing all that bad. The rate even reach $0.70 this morning which is the first time in a couple of weeks that it has reached that level.

The end result of a buoyant AUD for the jigsaw mat and tatami mat markets if overall positive. There has been pressure on the pricing of both jigsaw mats and tatami mats recently. This has been reflected in the rising prices with both jigsaw mats and tatami mats experiencing price rises. Has the decline in the AUD continued there were expectations of further price rises. Fortunately for now the threat of that happening seems to have abated.

 

Exchange rate vs USD

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.

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.

 

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. 

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.