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How to Choose the Right Colors for Your Martial Arts Facility

How to Choose the Right Colors for Your Martial Arts Facility

Every martial arts, yoga, and fitness facility contains one common element that is a large part of members’ first impressions and is crucial to branding: the colors they see. It’s basic and simple, and yet it’s a cornerstone of every gym and studio. How, then, should...

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Tips to Maximize Storage Space at Your Martial Arts Facility

Tips to Maximize Storage Space at Your Martial Arts Facility

Gyms and studios exist in a wide variety of sizes. Some are multi-room facilities, others are as small as garage gyms, which are often a first location for aspiring martial arts and fitness business owners. On the other end of the spectrum, established gyms may dwarf...

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What Are the Advantages of Using Modular Bag Rack Systems?

What Are the Advantages of Using Modular Bag Rack Systems?

Every martial arts facility shares a common struggle: space. Whether it’s space for training, storage, or guests, space is at a premium for every facility. There just never seems to be enough of it, no matter how much you optimize the layout of your training space. ...

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The Most Important Mental Attribute for Athletes

The Most Important Mental Attribute for Athletes

By Kaitlin Young In a recent discussion regarding athletic careers, my friend and blackbelt extraordinaire, Marcus posed this question to our group: “what do you think the most important mental attribute is for athletes and/or martial artists?” There are many of great...

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The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu vs American Jiu Jitsu Argument

The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu vs American Jiu Jitsu Argument

By Elisabeth Clay  So, I think one thing we have started seeing a rise in is the topic of “American” Jiu Jitsu, at least people saying they do “American” jiu jitsu (Lis rolls her eyes). I have been asked a few times what I think about it and have even been...

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What Should (and Shouldn’t) Be in Your Mat Cleaner

What Should (and Shouldn’t) Be in Your Mat Cleaner

Cleaning has been at the top of the conversation for martial arts, yoga, and fitness facilities for the last year. Even before COVID-19 entered the world’s vocabulary, keeping facilities clean was a top priority for facility owners. Martial arts, yoga, and fitness...

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Why Vinyl is the Best Covering for Martial Arts Mats

Why Vinyl is the Best Covering for Martial Arts Mats

Martial arts mats may come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but one the things many of them have in common is a vinyl covering. Why is vinyl such a common covering for mats, and why is it also the best option? Several factors make vinyl the best option for martial...

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Elisabeth Clay: My Hardest BJJ Belt

Elisabeth Clay: My Hardest BJJ Belt

By Elisabeth Clay  So, I was asked my feelings on what was the most difficult belt and why. I, like everyone, have a background, and even if we’re young, we all have some sort of baggage. I do, too. Carrying Baggage at a Young Age I think most everyone who has read...

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