Looking for mats and grappling dummy for home gym

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  1. JustSomeGuy

    JustSomeGuy Purple Belt

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    Can anyone recommend a mat brand/make that would be good for a room in your house or garage? Something that is semi-portable.

    Also, what's the way to go on a grappling and/or wrestling dummy? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. cheesesteak

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    i've been toying with the idea of a home gym as well and thought puzzle mats would do the trick. does anyone have any experience with those jigsaw mats?
     
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    I hear zebra mats are good. SSF carries them, too.
     
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    yea they can be okay but watch the thickness.too thin and you know bout it on takedowns or by the floor in your back.
     
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    Regards to wrestling or grappling dummies , if you are skint or just tight with money you can make your own reasonably easily.There was a post in the gear and equipment section quite recently about this along with a web link to how to make info....was within the last two days caled I love my dummy or similar.Maybe I heart my dummy?Have a look for that thread it might be useful.Or ebay?
     
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    http://www.geocities.com/fightraining/grappled2.html

    It's harder then it looks to make a decent one. I attempted using these directions, but I used the wrong type of "wire" for the skeleton, so mine didn't turn out. Also, I used a 50lb bag of sand in the body to add weight to it. Also, you can expect to spend $50-$100 making one. Good luck. Also, with a little googling, you can find the patent blueprints to make the "bubba dummy", but once again, they are VERY hard to follow. Good luck.
     
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    Zebra makes a great folding mat and puzzle mats for home use. Revgear also makes a folding mat.

    I carry both the Zebra and Revgear mats but Swain and MMA also make great folding mats.

    www.SSFgear.com
     
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  10. alterd

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    Dollamur mats are great and very high quality. Search eBay for 'dollamur'... the seller usually has some for sale with a 'buy it now price'.. which is too rich for my blood, but also reliably sells remnants in a conventional auction style. I got a 5'x10'x1.25" mat recently for approx $150 (free shipping!). The plan is to get another, which would give me a 10'x10` area,
     

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