The ONLY choice for instructors who are serious about using the highest quality flooring system for their schools.
Mike Swain (World Judo Champion, 4x Olympian) has been in the mat business for over 25 years. After many years of research he found that a majority of his customers had mixed feelings about the “Tatami Texture” vinyl on his mats. The “Tatami Texture” was perfect for the traditional martial arts practitioners, providing a non-slip surface that was the safest mat for pivoting without “sticking.” It was also a mat with some of the best impact absorption rates for big Judo throws. With that being said, many people in the grappling/martial arts community were not happy with the surface due to mat burns and increased work load trying to keep the mats clean.
Mike Swain and his team of engineers had to come up with a solution to meet the needs of all martial arts practitioners. The product was the Swain Hybrid Mat. All of the same quality workmanship and material that went into his mat for the last 25 years with a specially designed low profile tatami vinyl. This low profile tatami provides the ultimate flooring surface. Think 50% smooth 50% tatami. This new surface allows for pivoting on kicks, no slip, less mat burns and easier to clean. The hybrid mat puts an end the difficult options of smooth or tatami vinyl. School owners prefer it because it eliminates odors, enhances appearance, and is versatile enough for any style. Parents take comfort in it, knowing that their children are training on a forgiving floor.
SWAIN Hybrid Technology
Hybrid Tatami-Low Profile
A unique blend of smooth and traditional tatami for an innovative low profile.
Less Mat Burns
Less mat burns than traditional tatami while still maintaining traction.
Easier to Clean
The refined lower profile makes Swain Hybrid tatami easier to clean than traditional tatami.
Multiple MA Styles
Great for both gi and no-gi training and many other mixed martial arts styles. Shoes are OK!
SWAIN HybridSizes & Thickness
1m x 1m and 2m x 1m Mats 1.5" (4cm) Thickness
1m x 1m (3'3" x 3'3") and 1m x 2m (3'3" x 6'6") mats can easily be arranged fit your space wall to wall.