Martial Arts and Marco Polo

Posted by admin on Dec 18th 2014

how would foam mats have changed the fate of Marco Polo?

If you haven’t seen the Netflix original series, Marco Polo, you’re missing a great exhibition of martial arts executed by several MA masters. Praying mantis kung fu? Yes, it’s real. Many martial arts were developed through observation of animals and insects,and we get a good look at it in several of the episodes involving Chinese chancellor, Jia Sidao. Bayan Hundred Eyes instructs young Marco in the ways of kung fu with the intensity only Tom Wu could demonstrate…but on tile floors?! Hmmm…how would Marco’s travelogues been different if he’d trained on 3/4″ EVA foam martial arts mats???It’s true, we in the 21st century take a kinder, gentler approach to training in martial arts than members of the court of Kublai Khan. That doesn’t mean we don’t take it seriously! And serious practitioners of the martial arts know that in order to train longer and more effectively, a safe environment is an absolute necessity. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned practitioner, a child or adult, support and cushioning are crucial to your progress.

Take a look at our 3/4″ martial arts mats. These are the mats we recommend if you’re buying for a beginner. Choose from several colors, all of which come with our Tatami finish, mimicking the Tatami mats on which the earliest martial artists trained. These thick, supportive mats will provide stability underfoot along with the maximum amount of padding to absorb falls – an important consideration for beginners. For the experienced martial artist, our 1/2″ martial arts mats provide increased stability in only 1/2″ of padding.

Whether you’re looking to outfit a martial arts facility or just designate an area of your home for your own practice, We Sell Mats has the mats you want. Our mats don’t require professional installation or costly adhesives, so you save money by doing the simple installation yourself. The interlocking tab design of all our mats makes it simple to install and to remove should the need arise. The martial arts mats are easy to clean with a little water and a mop, and never require cleaning with harsh chemicals.

Marco Polo learned the hard way… and we do mean hard. Lucky for you, there’s We Sell Mats.