Over this time, I have trained on nearly every kind of surface or surface area. As a Martial Science and Ninjitsu professional, it is essential that we train in conditions closer to the real life. This is among the factors most of my classes and camps are taught outside or at a local park.
There are times when going inside or training under a roofing system or on a mat is an excellent option. In the last 10 years, I have concerned love one kind of training surface area or martial art mat as the main martial art mat for my indoor training. These mats are called, "Puzzle mats" and many times, "Jigsaw mats." After training with them so frequently, we now call them, "Martial Science Mats." Simply as it is essential to have an excellent uniform, we have picked these interlocking foam health club mats to be our primary mat of theoption.
Up until I opened my very first of 2 Dojo's in Fresno, California, I had never ever become aware of puzzle mats. I keep in mind when the order of about 100 mats was available in. I opened them up and started looking at them with interest. When you initially open packages, you will observe that brand-new mats have a unique rubbery odor. Like the odor, you get when you go into a tire shop or after you have painted a space. If you are delicate to smells like this, finest to let the mats air out before making the effort to piece them together. We chose to obtain the mats from packages (there were just about 5 in each box) and open all the windows to let them air out.
The very first school had to do with 1000 square feet with a strong concrete flooring. We started piecing the mats together by laying the interlocking areas on top of each other and after that from our hands and knees - pressed each piece into the next (later with theexperience we discovered how to do all this standing). Each mat was a little over 3 feet width and length. We had plenty of mats to cover the area we required to cover.
After about 15 minutes, our flooring area was now totally covered in mats in lovely red mats. The width of the mats was about a foot longer than the width of our flooring. This offered us an ideal fit and some additional mat pieces we might use somewhere else. Since this very first setup, I have been using these mats all over. I use the when taking a trip to presentations, establishing an outside training area or any area that needs a mat or area of security.