Fuji News:

New Mat Company Is Well Positioned to Serve Martial Arts, MMA and Yoga Professionals


NEW YORK, N.Y. (May 14, 2015) – Fuji Mats + Facility Design unites three of the industry’s leading experts to create a new company that serves professionals in martial arts, MMA, yoga, and more with high-quality mat flooring and facility design services. Lead by Jimmy Pedro, Olympic Judo Athlete and Coach, the Fuji Mats team includes Tom Tschida and Patrick McCarty, veterans of the design, manufacturing and marketing of mats and facility equipment. With more than 50 years experience combined, this team has the product knowledge, industry understanding, and experience in training and competition to help business owners serve their clients with the highest-quality flooring and equipment.

 “We launched Fuji Mats to meet our own high expectations built through years of working with mats and with facility owners,” said Jimmy Pedro. “I personally demand high quality because my own athletes train on Fuji Mats. It’s vital that Fuji Mats help all martial artists train well and train safely.” Along with his work coaching Olympic athletes, Pedro runs Pedro’s Judo Center in Wakefield, Mass.

 A sister company of the trusted Fuji Sports brand, Fuji Mats + Facility Design provides facility owners with the right mats to meet their specific needs. Plus, the new company serves business owners with facility design and outfitting expertise, and provides high-quality Fuji gis, gear and soft goods necessary for a well-stocked Pro Shop.

 The company’s first focus is mats for traditional martial arts, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, mixed martial arts, and yoga. By manufacturing mats in the U.S.A., Fuji Mats maintains a product advantage in pricing, availability, and product design. Fuji mats are crafted to help athletes train safely and at their best, and the mats are produced to deliver long-lasting value to owners. The company is developing new and innovative mat products for a wide range of athletes and martial artists.

 The 1m x 2m Fuji Mats are available in 1.0-inch, 1.5-inch, and 2.0-inch thickness with either smooth or tatami-texture coverings. Fuji also has 1m x 2m mats in 0.5-inch thickness for yoga studios. A range of colors is available, and all mats install easily with no glue needed. All vinyl coverings are non-slip and are easy to clean. Plus, the base of each mat features a special non-slip material to keep the mats in place on the floor. Half-mat sizes are also available in all mat types. Fuji has the flexibility to design new flooring products, and to provide additional color options.

 Fuji Mats also carries facility necessities such as crash pads, wall padding, pole padding, rubber flooring, turf flooring, and plyo boxes. Fuji can also assist gym owners with cage panels, bag racks, and other facility outfitting features. The company will continue to add new products needed to best serve martial arts professionals.

 About Fuji Mats + Facility Design

Founded by passionate and dedicated martial arts professionals, Fuji Mats are made with the highest-quality materials and craftsmanship. Durable Fuji Mats are backed by the best warranty in the industry. The company uses its deep experience and industry knowledge to deliver the best products and service to martial arts and fitness professionals nationwide.

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Instagram: @FujiMatCo


 For more information, interview requests, or photography,

Contact: Glenn Hansen

Phone: 909. 227. 5918


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