Creating a space at home for your particular martial arts practice might seem daunting, but it can be done quickly and easily with the right martial arts mats as a foundation. If you’re frustrated with trying to excel with practice at the studio once or twice a week, it’s time to bring it home. You don’t need a lot of space or a huge bank account. Just a few martial arts mats strategically placed in your home will afford you the convenience of practicing whenever you want.
A home martial arts studio is an absolute necessity if you really want to speed up your progress. But practicing on the wrong surface can increase the likelihood of injury and slow everything down, so don’t be so gung-ho that you skip the important step of creating a safe practice space. Carpet might give the illusion of soft and shock-absorbing, but it invites slipping and doesn’t truly absorb the shock of a martial arts practice. That’s why they don’t use it in the professional studios (duh). Pay attention to the kind of flooring your instructor has chosen at the studio – thick, shock-absorbing, textured, and easily cleaned. This is what you should demand of your home practice space as well.
With just the right amount of EVA foam martial arts mats, you can create a space at home that meets the demands of your practice, and that doesn’t take up more space than you’re willing to give. Maybe clear out that corner of the basement or push the junk to the back of the garage. These make excellent spaces for martial arts practice. If you do have a whole room to give, larger sized mats can cover the space with fewer mats and seams. Make sure you use some carpet tape on the underside of the mats to prevent them from slipping. Then get to work.
Yes, you can create a martial arts studio in your home without spending a fortune or adding an extra room. Just get the right martial arts mats, install them in just a few minutes, and you’re on your way to mastery.