Which combat mat is right for me?
Which combat mat is right for me?

Do you want a wrestling mat for your gym? There are all kinds of combinations, thicknesses, sizes and markings. This article is designed to help you choose your mat so you get the right one for you.


Unlike tatami mats, this is one issue you don't need to worry about. As you have seen in the article about flooring options, sports that don't require a kimono or are heavily ground-based tend to happen on smooth flooring.

Which thickness? 

There are 2 different thickness options for combat mats, 4cm or 5cm. Which thickness you choose depends on what you're using the product for: 

  • Do you want one for yourself, training or just for fun? A 4cm thick one is fine. 
  • If you host local and amateur events then a 4cm thick one is fine too.
  • Do you want to host competitions or reproduce competition conditions? The 5-7cm thick one is best. It complies with current standards by the UWW and FFL (French Combat Sports Federation)

Which size? 

There are different sizes. The main ones are 8m x 8m and 12m x 12m. You can also tailor your mat to your specifications and fit into the space you have available at your gym. Here are some tips to help pick the right size. 

  • 8m x 8m: this combat mat size is best for training. Ideal for public or private gyms.
  • 12m x 12m: this is the "official" size for match competitions. If you organise competitions or your gym/club hosts them, we recommend having at least this size of space.
  • Bespoke: you can have combat mats tailor-made for you. This is the best option if you want to fit out a larger space for training and host competitions too. You can tailor the markings to suit your requirements. You can even add your club's logo.
  • If you want one for a smaller space (smaller than 8 x 8) e.g. for home workouts, we can also recommend our Home Mats so you get high standard equipment for your home without breaking the bank.

Marking options 

Wresltig mats feature the famous orange circle marking out the combat area. Here are the options: 

  • Don't want any markings? You don't need any markings if you train for fun or work out at home. 
  • Markings for training. You can brand your combat mat with one or more circles. That enables you get into peak condition for competitions and several of you can train on the same surface. 
  • 100% custom branding: just like you can choose how many circles you have, you can choose the size, colour and even add your logo.
  • Official markings: must meet certain criteria. The central combat surface (internal diameter of the circle) must be 7m and the 1m passivity zone (circle). To find out more, please see this document published by the UWW.

If you need any help or require further information, please contact our team. We'll be delighted to answer your questions and help make your plans a reality.