Dollamur Mats

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  • STUDIO OF THE MONTH: Heroes Martial Arts

    Alan “Gumby” Marques, owner of Heroes Martial Arts in San Jose has three words to sum up the atmosphere at his state-of-the-art facility downtown: cooperation, competition and challenge. 

    STUDIO OF THE MONTH

    Heroes Martial Arts

    Founded: 2009
    Owner: Alan “Gumby” Marques
    Sports Surface (s): Swain Hybrid Tatami, FLEXI-Roll®

    Website: www.heroesma.com 

    Alan “Gumby” Marques, owner of Heroes Martial Arts in San Jose has three words to sum up the atmosphere at his state-of-the-art facility downtown: cooperation, competition and challenge.

    “I believe a successful Jiu Jitsu environment equates to a balance between cooperation and competition to provide a challenge for everyone,” says Marques. “And it has to be fun, because without that, what’s the point?” Continue reading

  • EXPERT CORNER: Mike Swain, Swain Mats by Dollamur

    Judo legend Mike Swain makes his recommendation for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu sports surfaces.

    EXPERT CORNER 

    Mike Swain, VP of Martial Arts for Dollamur Sports Surfaces

    For Brazilian Jiu Jitsu studios, Swain recommends the Flexi-Connect 1 5/8-inch mat and the Swain Hybrid 4CM (1.5-inch) mat.

    “With the FLEXI-Connect, there are fewer seams and not tape required. Gracie Barra, the largest Brazilian Jiu Jitsu organization in the U.S., uses these mats,” says Swain. “We introduced our hybrid mats in 1988 and they are used in major tournaments, globally.” Continue reading

  • MAT MOVES: Alan "Gumby" Marques - Arm Drag

    When asked about his favorite Brazilian Jiu Jitsu technique, Alan “Gumby” Marques uses his best closed guard to deflect the question.

    MAT MOVES

    When asked about his favorite Brazilian Jiu Jitsu technique, Alan “Gumby” Marques uses his best closed guard to deflect the question.

    “I don’t really have a “favorite” technique, but prefer to flow with the go and work what is available at the time,” says Marques. “I do have a mindset of techniques in my arsenal that are applicable in a wide range of situations, including gi and no gi, competition, MMA and self-defense.” Continue reading

  • The TAKEDOWN: BJJ Legend Alan Marques

    With a fun-loving nickname like “Gumby,” Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) legend Alan Marques doesn’t let on he’s one of the martial art’s most skilled and respected teachers and practitioners.

    PROFILE

    Alan “Gumby” Marques
    Tale of the Tape
    Hometown: Daly City, California
    Currently Living: San Jose, California
    Height / Weight: 6’2 175

    Career Highlights:

    • 3rd degree Black under Ralph Gracie (who gifted Gumby his own belt)
    • Co-Founder of Onthemat.com
    • “Voice of BJJ in America”
    • Coach, Competitor, Journalist, Promoter, Mat Mopper

    Gym / Studio: Heroes Martial Arts, www.heroesma.com

    With a fun-loving nickname like “Gumby,” Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) legend Alan Marques doesn’t let on he’s one of the martial art’s most skilled and respected teachers and practitioners. Marques opened his own studio, Heroes Martial Arts, in San Jose back in 2009. Continue reading

  • Dollamur Sport Surfaces Launches FIT-TECH™ Rubber Flooring

    FIT-TECH™ Rubber Flooring by Dollamur is made of recycled materials and is available NOW!

    Rubber flooring, Fit-tech, Dollamur

    (FORT WORTH, Tex.)Dollamur Sport Surfaces (Dollamur) – the world's leading manufacturer of high-performance sports flooring for martial arts, MMA, wrestling, gymnastics, cheerleading and yoga—announces the launch of FIT-TECH™ Flooring by Dollamur.

     

    FIT-TECH™ Flooring by Dollamur is a high performance, athletic rubber flooring.  The FIT-TECH™ composite roll flooring offers wear resistance and stable footing making it the best choice for top training facilities.  FIT-TECH™ flooring is also available in rolls, interlocking tiles, and square rubber tiles, making installation quick and simple.  The durability and shock absorption of this fitness flooring makes it ideal for weight rooms and gym flooring.

     

    FIT-TECH™ Flooring by Dollamur is made of 100% post-consumer tire & post-industrial EPDM rubber.  These rolls and floor tiles are available in several different thicknesses from 5/32” to 1” and in a variety of colors.  FIT-TECH™ Rubber flooring is Green Circle Certified and meets LEED Qualifications for Material and Resources Credit.

     

    The suggestion to add rubber flooring to our existing product line actually started with our customers.  Many of our customers need rubber flooring to go along with the floor and wall mats we provide.  “It seems like a logical progression,” said Dave Rossi, Sr. VP of Marketing at Dollamur.  It is much more efficient for our customer to be able to purchase and ship all of their flooring needs from the same supplier.  This expands Dollamur’s product offering to include smooth or Tatami vinyl mats, 1 meter, by 2 meter Swain Mats, padded carpet, wood grain yoga / Pilates flooring, wall and pole pads, and GymTurf portable sports turf.  “With the addition of rubber flooring, Dollamur is undoubtedly the most complete sports flooring company,” according to Rossi.

     

    For more information:  https://www.dollamur.com/fitness/fit-tech  800.520.7647

    Dave Rossi, Sr. Vice President of Marketing

    682.312.3350

    drossi@dollamur.com

  • Old Traditions Make New Opportunities

    Martial Arts Video Series - Greg Jackson - Part 3

    PART 3 :: Embracing Ancient Martial Arts Traditions

    In Asia, you see many adult men and women involved in practicing martial arts. It is a core value of their tradition. With the implementation of traditional martial arts and modern training techniques, it is possible that it could become a tradition here in the US. Traditional martial arts promotes both physical health as well as mental development and can be beneficial at any stage of life.

    GREG JACKSON - JACKSON'S MMA ASSOCIATION, NM
    Coach Greg Jackson is a premier mixed martial arts trainer who founded Jackson's MMA Association and is considered by many as the top MMA training school in the world.
    Greg Jackson's continual evolving of techniques laid the foundation of what was to become one of the most successful and renowned teams in Mixed Martial Arts.
    Coach Jackson has trained over 15 world champions and Team Jackson-Winkeljohn has been named "Team of the Year" twice by the World MMA Awards. In addition to this, Greg himself has won the World MMA Awards "Shawn Tomkins Coach of the Year" three times (2009-2011), as well as being inducted into the Grapplers Quest Inaugural Submission Grappling and Jiu-jitsu Hall of Fame in 2009.

    https://www.dollamur.com

    http://www.swainmats.com

    https://jacksonsmmaassociation.com/

    https://www.dollamur.com/demail/ma_jackson_part3.html

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