Leeds Taekwondo & Premier Martial Arts Centre is one of the most respected martial arts training facilities in the north of England. Managed by Ricky Wei Kei Lam (Master Instructor) who is a WTF Taekwondo 5th Dan Black Belt, the centre has been providing instruction in Taekwondo, Kickboxing and Krav Maga in Leeds and West Yorkshire since 2006.
The centre recently undertook a major refurbishment, which saw the transformation or it’s huge 400 square metre floor area into separate training studios complete with seated viewing area and offices. A crucial part of the refurbishment was to source new interlocking tatami mats to replace the old tired mats and fit the new colour scheme. Leeds TKD required a mat that was easy to install and provided a combination of foot support and fall protection during classes.
MMA Mats UK recommended the 20mm interlocking Tatami Mats, which are used in many MMA clubs and training centres around the UK. The smart new colour scheme at Leeds TKD comprised silver, grey and black tones so MMA Mats UK specified a reversible grey and black tile. Another requirement was for the mats to have a soft touch finish and not the standard, abrasive finish commonly seen on mass produced mats in the market. MMA Mats UK achieved this by using a specially designed tatami ‘straw’ effect embossment, which reduces friction on skin contact.
The mats were self-installed by the instructor team at Leeds TKD, using grey for the combat zones, with the black reverse side as walkways.
“We are extremely pleased with quality and finish of the floor mats. The team at MMA Mats UK were very professional and listened to our requirements to supply exactly the right mats for our new centre.”
Ricky Wei Kei Lam, Master Instructor, Leeds Premier Martial Arts Centre
Martial arts jigsaw mats by MMA Mats are available to buy online at mmamats.co.uk or by calling 01206 390 570.