Quick Tips for Hanging and Mounting Bags in Your Martial Arts Facility

Where to hang and mount bags in a martial arts or MMA facility is one of the more complicated aspects of facility design. Spatial limitations are usually a problem, as most facility owners do not own as large of a facility as some of the major organizations, but even larger facilities come to Zebra with the same question:

Where exactly should I place my bags?


Elisabeth Clay Looks to the Future and Talks About Her Goals

By Elisabeth Clay

My short term goals are forever growing and changing, because if they aren’t, then I’m not growing and progressing. At least, that is how I look at it.

For now, my big “close” goal is to win ADCC trials 2019 and then ADCC 2019. It would be a huge deal for me to just compete at it. While winning at 19 is not as cool of a goal as it was at 17, it’ll do… haha. Obviously, I have other tournaments before this, but this is definitely the one I really have my eye on.


Rolling with the Troops on the Armed Forces Entertainment Tour!

by Kaitlin Young

I was fortunate to be invited to join in an Armed Forces Entertainment tour this December. Our troops spend long stretches away from their families and friends, serving the United States and our interests abroad.  Armed Forces Entertainment provides various tours meant to break up the monotony and give our soldiers a taste of home. This specific tour would bring five professional MMA fighters to various bases in Kuwait and Iraq, where we would be able to see what the men and women of the military do on a regular basis, roll with the troops, and answer questions they might have.


The Best Way to Customize Your Facility for Maximum Brand Awareness

When planning out the perfect MMA facility, there are so many things that go into it. When it is all said and done, it needs to come out perfect. One aspect of this process is displaying your brand to maximize awareness in the space. Zebra has helped hundreds of gyms go from dream to reality, and has helped facility owners maximize their brand awareness at the same time.


How to Protect Your Martial Arts Mats Investment

You’ve made one of the biggest investments in your gym — quality martial arts mats. When treated right, Zebra mats can last you 15 – 20 years. We’ve done everything on our end to make sure that your mats are the very best in the industry. What, then, can you do on your end to protect your investment? When it comes to protecting your mats, the little things go a long way.


The 2019 State of the Yoga Industry

When Swami Vivekananda left India 125 years ago, he brought with him a vast knowledge of Hindu philosophy, particularly the concepts and teachings of jnana, bhakti, karma, and raja yoga.  Although it took decades for yoga to catch on in the US, it eventually evolved from the spiritual practice of a few enthusiasts into the billion-dollar industry it is today.  As we close out 2018, we are looking at the state of the industry and how it has grown throughout the years.  READ MORE

Show Your Stripes: Emerge Jiu Jitsu

Emerge Jiu Jitsu is a Vancouver, Washington-based facility that offers BJJ training and kids martial arts programs to its growing base of students. Led by brown belt Don Cooper, a former wrestler, gymnast and triathlete who has been training BJJ for over 10 years, Emerge Jiu Jitsu’s goal is to help their community “grow in strength, character, confidence, and discipline through the martial arts of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.”


The Top 3 Reasons to Add Yoga to Your BJJ Programming

By: Nick Bez

If the Gracie’s do it, there’s your sign.

At first glance, they may seem like opposites, yoga with its the meditative qualities and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with its combative and competitive nature. However, they are an excellent pairing. If you’ve seen the 1999 documentary “Choke,” you know there’s some history to back it up, too.