About Us

We are martial arts instructors with extensive manufacturing, installation and distribution knowledge of martial arts, fitness, strength and sports hall equipment since 1993.

We are unique in that we have experience of teaching, training, competing and grading in martial arts since 1987, so can help you decide what is best for your requirements.

sales@martialartsmats.co.uk or freephone 0808 16 39 020 for the best bonded mats.

Our Managing Director, Owner & Founder John Meltzer:

Just a little light demo with a compliant uke to look after my dodgy back, thanks for making it look good Uilliam Z Hanlon and videoing Ryan Smith

Posted by John MartialArts Mats Meltzer on Wednesday, 9 August 2017

  • has trained, and competed in Jiu Jitsu since 1987 and is a national Bronze Medallist champion at instructor level.  He ran and taught his own club with the help of his wife from 1999-2013 www.macc-jitsu.co.uk  teaching for self defence as well as training students for competitions and gradings and has produced numerous instructors as well as many junior and adult national medal winning competitors. He now teaches and trains at one of his former clubs, Manchester Metropolitan University Jiu Jitsu Club, and helps teach alongside his former student Karl Wharton at Staffordshire University who is now a senior figure in the international governing body.
  • is also a keen bodybuilder, with an interest in fitness and strength training  and is as passionate about it today as when he started back in 1983.
  • was the secretary 1990/1 and then captain 1991/2 of the Jiu Jitsu club at the University of Leeds, and in recognition of his experience, he has regularly served as advisor to other club committees and instructors.
  • graduated in Mechanical Engineering with an honours degree from the University of Leeds, which was named the 2017 Sunday Times University of the Year.

Based on this comprehensive practical experience, and as Production Director for 13 years in a company manufacturing sports hall equipment, with highlights including work for the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, and the 2012 Olympic Games in London, John has further expanded his unique knowledge of the design, development, installation, manufacture and distribution of Judo Mats, Martial Arts Mats, Gymnastics, Fitness, Cardio, Strength & Sports Hall equipment, and Martial Art Mats has gone on to supply and install our equipment for prestigious customers such as Manchester City Football Club, Pinewood Studios – The Whole 19 Yards, Sherlock Holmes, Robin Hood, Manchester United’s security firm, plus many more.

We supply to Judo Clubs, Martial Arts Clubs, Dojos, Leisure Centres, Sports Centres, National Health Service (NHS) and other health care organisations for Physical Intervention / Control and Restraint Training, Police Forces, Armed Forces, and Prison Service for self defence and riot training, and Educational Establishments such as Schools, Colleges and Universities, as well as Architects, Stunt Performers, Community Centres, Youth Clubs, Dance Schools, Premiership Football Clubs, TV & Film Studios and many more.

We supply and install matting to fit wall to wall, as well as wall padding, post padding, door padding, column padding, foam furniture and specials to cover all training scenarios.

We can put your logos on mats and padding, please email for details.

You can either choose from a range of colours we offer, or specify your own.


Martial Art Mats Limited is registered in England, Company No. 7209873, VAT No. 971 2750 14