Setting up a martial arts practice space in your home is a great way to improve your skills. Nothing beats a highly trained instructor, but once you’ve gone to class, where do you go for more practice? If you have some space in the garage or basement, it can be very easy to install a martial arts practice area for a fraction of what you might think.
A home martial arts studio is different from a home gym. It’s going to accommodate workouts that involve throws, grappling, maybe a bag, and definitely a lot of intricate foot work. The floor will need to be shock-absorbing to handle those throws, but firm enough to give you support when you launch attacks or perform series requiring sure footing. Our martial arts mats are the perfect foundation for your home martial arts studio. Regardless of the thickness you choose, you’re ensured a solid, textured, and forgiving surface on which to practice. You can even choose from several colors to coordinate with your existing space.
Exactly how much of your existing space should you plan to commit to your new home martial arts studio? It’s going to depend on your practice. If your workout involves a bag or if you plan to go solo during your home practice time, your space requirements will be less than if you are planning to do some grappling or work with weapons and a partner. If you decide later that you want to expand your space, it’s really easy to do with the interlocking tabs on our martial arts mats. Simply snap on some more tiles, replace the finished edges, and you’re good to go!
If you’re a beginner or practicing throws, we suggest you go with the thicker mats. Thicker mats equal fewer injuries. ‘Nuff said. But if you’re practicing alone or are more advanced, thicker isn’t necessarily better. You definitely get a greater feel of the floor beneath you with a thinner mat which can mean better balance. Whatever thickness you choose, you’ll get the same high-quality Tatami finished texture to ensure a good grip.
Extend your study of martial arts by bringing the practice home – we’re happy to help you get started! Give us a call!