Quick question, I'm looking at decking out the full dojo floor we have with interlocking mats.
Apparently karate folk use a thickness of 20mm mats coloured red and blue, however, you can get the same mats in different colours but that are 40mm thick, the advice from the mat supplier is 40mm tends to be more for jiu jitsu, judo and not so much impact arts like taekwondo and karate.
Unfortunately, like most things, these mats aren't cheap and I'm only going to order the 115 m2 I need once. There's a price difference between the 20mm and 40mm but I don't mind spending more if the 40mm mats are more appropriate and better for karate.
I don't tend to do major throws/takedowns with my pupils but rather more impact, this is why I'm questioning which will be best suited.
Has anyone else ordered and got these interlocking tatami mats and if so what thickness did you settle for and is it adequate for what you do?
Any thought's are appreciated in advance...
All the best, JD