Tag Archives: MMA

  • #MartialArtsMonday at BlackSmith Jiu Jitsu

    Dollamur and Swain Hybrid Martial Arts mats are perfect for any discipline, from Karate, Judo, Aikido, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai and Tae Kwon Do, to Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Krav Maga, Kickboxing, Defensive Tactics, Self-Defense and Striking. At BlackSmith Jiu Jitsu, in Niceville, FL, their team and their athletes are grappling on new FLEXI-Connect Tatami Martial Arts mats!

    The Dollamur team was lucky enough to chat with the owners and of BlackSmith Jiu Jitsu and get some feedback on their experiences with our team and with their new mats. Continue reading

  • Dollamur Mat Sizes - A Visual!

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    Dollamur mats aren’t only for the competition floor – They’re perfect for your home gym Continue reading

  • 5 Questions with Coach Jacob Harman from Team Thunder

    1) How do you motivate kids vs professionals and what are some take-aways for up and coming coaches? Continue reading

  • Dollamur's GymOTW - American Top Team - Coconut Creek

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    Location:  Coconut Creek, FL

    Sport: MMA, BJJ, Self Defense, Fitness, and Martial Arts

    Dollamur Customer Since:  2016

    Dollamur Mats Used:  Swain Mats and  FLEXI-Roll® Mats with FLEXI-Connect® and FLEXI-Roll® Wallpads

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    Gym Highlights/Accolades:  The American Top Team has a 40,000sq.ft. facility with full locker rooms, showers, and saunas. They have over 6,500 sq.ft. of mat space, with a designated weightlifting area, and cardio machines. There is a Pro Shop and a room for after school programs.

    Ricardo Liborio is the Co-Founder and Head Instructor. He's the 1996 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World (Mundial) Champion, a 3x Brazilian National Champion, and a two time medalist of the Abu Dhabi Submission Tournament. Mr. Liborio was voted NAGA Coach of the year in 2005, and he was inducted into the NAGA Grappling Hall of Fame.

    Multiple World Champion and MMA fighters train at the American Top Team facility like UFC Champion Robbie Lawler, Tyron Woodley, Hector Lombard, former UFC Champion Junior Dos Santos, Tecia Torres, UFC Championship contender Amanda Nunes, and Bellator Champion Will Brooks.

     

    More information here.

     

  • Dollamur Partners with Former UFC Champion Anthony Pettis

    (FORT WORTH, Texas)Dollamur Sport Surfaces (Dollamur) – the world's leading manufacturer of high-performance sports flooring for mixed martial arts, martial arts, wrestling, gymnastics, cheerleading and yoga – today announces its partnership with American mixed martial artist (MMA) and former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis for 2016.

    Currently ranked the No. 3 lightweight in UFC, Pettis is a dominant force in MMA. Since making his professional debut in 2007, he boasts an 18-4 record. In addition to his impressive resume as a competitor, he also owns a few high-caliber MMA gyms.

    Recently, Pettis opened his newest facility in Milwaukee, Wis., "Pettis Martial Arts," which is equipped with Dollamur's Flexi-Connect® mats, featuring a seamless and tapeless design unique to the brand that vastly reduces setup time. He also owns Roufusport MMA Academy, which is outfitted with Dollamur surfaces. The easy-to-clean signature mats use high-density lightweight foam to cushion falls and takedowns. Surfaces are available in two vinyl types – smooth or tatami – making it the most practical MMA mat for athletes of all abilities.

    "I’m excited to partner with Dollamur, who – hands down – manufactures the best sports surfaces in the world," says Pettis, a native of Milwaukee. "It's comforting knowing that my gyms are equipped with high-quality, durable and safe mats which provide our members with the peace-of-mind to compete at the top level."

    Dollamur mats have a monumental presence in UFC Gyms across 36 states, ranging from 5,000 to 35,000 square feet facilities. The elite foam surface is pivotal in protecting thousands of MMA athletes each year.

    "Anthony is a world-renowned athlete and we look forward to supplying his gym with the golden standard of MMA mats," says Mike Swain, Dollamur Vice President of Martial Arts and four-time USA Judo Olympian. "With a larger audience globally than the NFL, MMA is one of the fastest growing sports with nearly a 20 percent increase in the last two years and this is attributed to UFC icons like Anthony."

    As a member of Dollamur’s Athlete Advisory Council, Pettis will make athlete appearances for Dollamur and contribute to social media posts.

    For more information: www.dollamur.com/martialarts/.

  • Dollamur's GymOTW - SSF Submission Academy

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    Location:  Clarksville, TN

    Sport: MMA

    Dollamur Customer Since: 2016

    Dollamur Mats Used:  2400 sq. ft. of FLEXI-Connect® Flooring

    Gym Highlights/Accolades:  SSF Submission Academy has been open in Clarksville, TN for nine years.  It is home to the #1 ranked 125 Pro in Kentucky and Tennessee, Cory Alexander, who is also ranked #4 in the Southeastern U.S.  It is also home to Nate Landwehr, who is one of the best 145 unsigned pros who has beat fighters signed to Bellator.  SSF Submission Academy has placed fighters in the UFC, OneFC, King of the Cage, Strikeforce, Bellator, and BoDog.  It was one of the original 8 teams picked to represent the USA in the MMA World Challenge.

    SSF Submission Academy Awards:

    • 2013 MMA Gym of the Year - MMAMadhouse.com
    • 2010 MMA Gym of the Year TN - MMAMeltdown.com
    • 2010 MMA Gym of the Year - AroundTheOctagon.com ATO

     

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    More information here.

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