Professional thai boxer, cage fighter and qualified MMA referee Stuart Davies has run the Banbury Martial Arts Centre in Oxfordshire since 2006. The centre has a fine reputation for producing successful fighters that have gone on to compete around the world. It has always been Stuart’s ambition to open a full time MMA gym to train and prepare up and coming fighters. So in 2013 he set-up Elita MMA with a business partner, using his experience and expertise in the MMA industry to secure equipment and sponsorship.
One of the main items acquire was a high-quality MMA floor area for training and grappling. The area to cover was 60 square metres and they wanted to start with a temporary floor area with the view to a permanent fixed area in the future. Elita MMA needed floor mats that were quick to lay, easy to store and provided a combination of foot support and fall protection. EVA foam Jigsaw mats offered the best solution but finding the right quality at the right price was a challenge.
When Elite MMA got in touch with MMA Mats UK we were more than happy to help. Stuart said:
“Interlocking jigsaw mats from MMA Mats stood out for their quality and affordability.”
We supplied over 60 interlocking EVA foam jigsaw mats from our 1m x 1m x 40mm range. Stuart added: “The mats are a very high standard and the service and support has been fantastic, we can’t wait to get started!”.
Elite MMA runs MMA classes for both adults & children and open for it’s first sessions in February 2014. Stuart and the team are extremely pleased with their new set-up. MMA Mats were glad to be a part of it and we look forward to seeing more MMA champions being produced in the future!
Martial arts jigsaw mats by MMA Mats are available to buy online at mmamats.co.uk or by calling 01206 390 570.