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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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Choosing the Right Yoga Tile Thickness for Your Studio

Choosing the Right Yoga Tile Thickness for Your Studio

Yoga can be a rewarding practice for everyone. However, when it comes to safety, comfort, and longevity, yoga flooring plays a big role. Zebra Athletics offers yoga flooring in both 0.5” and 1” thicknesses. There are several factors to consider when deciding between...

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Prepping Walls for Hanging New Wall Pads

Prepping Walls for Hanging New Wall Pads

Wall pads are an essential product in any martial arts and in many fitness facilities, as well. Wall pads prevent both damage to the walls of the facility and to the people training. In order to be most effective, wall pads must be installed properly.   Understanding...

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How to Build the Perfect Ninja Training Course

How to Build the Perfect Ninja Training Course

Martial arts schools and fitness facilities are always on the search to find programs and equipment that can benefit their members and set them apart from their competitors. One of the most popular ways to do this in recent years is ninja and obstacle course equipment...

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Elisabeth Clay: My Hardest BJJ Belt

Elisabeth Clay: Why and How I Have Been Successful

By Elisabeth Clay  This is a question I get asked a lot. While I still have a very long way to go, do not get me wrong, I have had a lot of success, too. When I get asked this, most of the time I tell people the answer is time and work in the gym. But, let’s be...

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How to Choose the Right Location for Your MMA Gym

How to Choose the Right Location for Your MMA Gym

You’ve decided to open your first MMA gym. Whether this has been a goal you’ve had since you were a child or one that’s more recent, you’re likely aware of how much planning goes into a gym before the doors can open and members can walk through. One of the most...

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