Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Greatmats the official sponsor of Warriors United Tournament Circuit

Greatmats is the official sponsor of Warriors United Tournament Circuit. Warriors United tournaments are open martial arts tournaments geared toward martial arts schools in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Maryland. In 2015, Warriors United tournaments drew up to 300 competitors per event and in its second year as the only martial arts tournaments in the area with matted floors, they are expecting even more participation.
This year's Warriors United martial arts tournaments will feature Greatmats' top-of-the-line 1” thick Premium Martial Arts Karate Mats in the ring areas. These firm karate mates are made of high density PE and EVA foam and feature a smother leather surface specifically designed for barefoot striking arts and is safe for kids.
Warriors United opens its 2016 tournament season this Saturday at the 2nd Annual Karate Classic, hosted by the Fairmont School of Martial Arts at Mylan Park Expo Center in Fairmont, West Virginia.
It inaugural tournament featured nearly 90 competitors for 20 schools.
If you plan to attend this event, don't forget to participate in Greatmats Photo Bomb Contest for a chance to win an Amazon Gift Card, Greatmats Credit or a Folding Mat! For more details on the contest, visit http://www.greatmats.com/martial-arts-mats/greatmats-photobomb-contest.php.

2016 Warriors United Tournament Circuit Schedule
Feb. 20, 2016 – Karate Classic, Fairmont, West Virginia
March 12, 2016 – Connellsville Classic, Connellsville, Pennsylvania
April 23, 2016 – Rumble on the River 3, Grafton, West Virginia
Oct. 1, 2016 – Fall Brawl 5, Altoona, Pennsylvania
Nov. 12, 2016 – ZMA Bushido Open, TBD



Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Greatmats partners with American Kyuki-Do Federation

Martial Arts flooring leader Greatmats is an official sponsor of the 2016 Tournament Season for the American Kyuki-Do Federation (AKF).

Kyuki-Do is a Korean martial art that incorporates elements of Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido and Judo. It is designed as an effective system to develop skills in self defense as well as encouraging physical, mental and spiritual development to contribute to the greater good of society.

The AKF tenants of Courtesy, Humility, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control and Indomitable Spirit align well with Greatmats' mission to provide Superior Customer Service and Quality Products at the Best Price available.

Both the AKF and Greatmats are continually expanding and changing. 

Greatmats, established in 1999, offers a large line of martial arts flooring as part of its continually expanding selection of specialty flooring solutions, and has been named one of the top 3,000 fastest-growing companies in the U.S. three times since 2008. 

The AKF, established in 1979, has expanded on its core elements of Tae Kwon Do, Judo and Hapkido to include techniques from Jiujitsu, Karate, boxing, wrestling and traditional weapons, among others. The AKF has 39 schools in 9 states and features the following three tournaments in 2016:

1. Spring Tournament of Champions
    Huntley Park District 
    Huntley, Illinois 
    May 7, 2016;

2. Summer Tournament of Champions 
    Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
    Eau Claire, Wisconsin
    August 13, 2016

3. Kyuki-Do National Grappling Championship     
    Tri-County Building
    Edgerton, Wisconsin
    October 1, 2016.


Anyone attending one of these events is eligible to enter Greatmats Photo Bomb Contest for a chance to win an Amazon Gift Card or a Greatmats Folding Gym Mat. Visit http://www.greatmats.com/martial-arts-mats/greatmats-photobomb-contest.php for details