to Tameshigiri.com, homepage for the Mugen
Dachi Company. The
goal of our company is to provide you with the best tatami
material available at a reasonable cost for the purpose of
practical cutting exercises with a sword. The two owners of
also Martial Artists and Kenjutsu deshi. See
our story. We
understand the equipment
and materials that are required, and we continually test our
tatami during our own training. We will always strive to bring
you the best quality target material we can at affordable prices.
Tatami Omote measures 35" by 70" and is just under 1/8 of
an inch thick. The mats are brand
new, not used. This feature assures
you that each and every mat will consistently cut the same,
after target. We only
use the traditional rush material that is young, soft,
These tatami roll very cleanly because they have no embedded
dirt and they
soak up water very quickly. Another benefit of using our
is that, if you choose, you can make two quality targets from
a single tatami mat, reducing your costs and
even more affordable.
confuse our tatami omote with Beach Mats or the thinner, more
flimsy, 48 inch mats being sold elsewhere for tameshigiri.
Mats that are very thin or are not woven tightly do not make
very good targets and do not offer much of a challenge to cut.
A target made from one piece
of our tatami omote is equal to three or four beach mats rolled
together. These other mats are all useable, but the bottom line
is that for the majority of your cutting exercises you will get
more challenging cuts, for a lower cost, from the Mugen Dachi
New Tatami than from anything else which is currently available.
If you are serious about your training and improving your cutting
skills, you will not find a better material than the Mugen Dachi
New Tatami for seminars, competitions, or your day-to-day training.
covering used in Japan and is purchased from a Japanese company.
same size and type of mat that is being used in tameshigiri
in Japan and in the United States.
For your interest we have tried to fill this site with helpful
information about tatami omote.
What tatami omote is made from,
how it is made, and pages that explain how to make
targets and how to make
a stand to put them on. We have also included comparisons
of different types of commonly found mats and some important
definitions so you know what to look for. There are some pictures of our tatami,
even a few pictures of us working our tails off. Our Links
page lists many companies, organizations, groups, and web forums
that have information, equipment, or supplies for the Japanese
Sword Arts. We hope you find the information useful and enjoyable.
Please check back in the future to see what we have added. Oh
Yeah!, you can also purchase
tatami omote from us if you want to make some really great
targets for tameshigiri.
you have any questions or comments regarding our tatami
send us an e-mail.
can send us snail-mail at the following address:
Mugen Dachi Company • PO Box 20177 • El Sobrante,
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