The English Karate Federation (EKF) National Championships is a prestigious event in the world of Martial Arts and Karate. The event brings together competing clubs from around England in a combination of graded events and demonstrations.
This year the EKF National Championships the were held for first time at Leicester Arena, on the 8th and 9th April 2017. One of the key considerations for the event was the type of martial arts flooring required. Being a hired venue, EKF needed a temporary floor solution to both protect participants and look the business.
Having decided to purchase the flooring for re-use, the EKF had to be sure they made the right investment. Step forwards MMA Mats – specialists in interlocking jigsaw martial arts floor mats. MMA Mats provided their 20mm essential jigsaw mats in reversible royal blue and red. The 20mm jigsaw mats are specifically designed for karate and other forms of upright combat and suited the job perfectly.
As well as supplying over 200 mats across 4 fight zones, MMA Mats went one step further and sponsored the event fulfilling its ethos to continue to support grass roots martial arts at local clubs and national events.
The enthusiastic crowds and supporters were treated to two days of Karate competing and demonstrations across a range of abilities. EKF President Mick Billman had this to say:
“The championships were extremely well organised and ran very smoothly from start to finish. MMA Mats UK made a fantastic contribution to the event by supplying mats at a very competitive rate along with sponsorship. This helped tremendously as this was the first time at this venue and it meant that, on the day, everything looked good.” – Mick Billman, EKF President.
MMA Mats product high-quality 20mm and 40mm jigsaw mats for martial arts. The 20mm mats are recommended for upright forms of combat that involve striking and kicking such as karate, taekwondo and kick-boxing. The 40mm mats offer more cushioning and impact protection and are ideal for judo, aikido, ju jitso and floor-based MMA styles that involve grappling, wrestling, throws and take-downs.
Whether you’re a martial arts beginner, established local club or national martial arts body, MMA Mats have the mats you need.
Martial arts jigsaw mats by MMA Mats are available to buy online at mmamats.co.uk or by calling 01206 390 570.