Before you start learning Judo, Karate, Jujitsu or Aikido, you will need to invest in some dense yet portable grappling mats. These Zebra Tatami Grappling Mats are known as the premier mat for the martial arts student. They are used by virtually every martial arts training center because of how well they absorb shock and offer protection from throws, stumbles and take downs. These firm vinyl-coated mats are tatami-textured and utilize superior 14lb multiple foam density technology. The 1.5” thick surface allows for quick movement and provides a sure footing for even the most advanced fighting styles.
Zebra is the premier manufacturer of colorful tatami grappling mats that can be laid down in various patterns and grids. Many martial arts studios custom order their colors to match the team’s logo. The bottom of each mat is covered with a hand bonded anti-slip rubber material.
The most popular uses for Tatami Grappling Mats are for students of Judo and Jui-Jitsu, two martial arts which are often confused with one another. Jui-Jitsu is a fighting style that was originally developed by Samurai warriors, making it one of the oldest Japanese martial arts, which uses throws, strikes and other restraining movements. Judo, on the other hand, was developed as a combat port in 1882. It is known best by its competitive element, where the goal is to grapple with one’s opponent in such a way as to immobilize him. This can be done by joint locking, throws and chokes.
Those who practice these “grappling maneuvers’ are acutely aware of the need for a quality foam tatami grappling mat that will stay in one place. These shock-absorbing, colorful tatami grappling mats are the perfect solution for practicing martial arts at home.