Don’t Let Your Small Business Have a Small Voice

One of the challenges of owning or operating a small business is not allowing your message to become lost in the noise surrounding your potential customers. As we approach the holiday season this will be even more difficult. Here are some ideas that may help you get your message and ideas through to your clients and potential clients in order to keep your pipeline full.


You, Your Studio, Zebra and Tula Software

By Andrew Wicklander, Founder of Tula Software

There is a lot happening in the world of software as we head into 2018, and the team at Zebra asked that I take some time to elaborate on what makes Tula Software unique, underscore a few of the primary reasons why Zebra and Tula have chosen to partner with each other, and outline how our software can be leveraged to help independent studios in the world of martial arts succeed.


Exclusive Interview with IBJJF Champion Caio Terra

Hailing all the way from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, Caio Terra is a leading BJJ rooster weight. He is also the owner and head instructor of the Caio Terra Academy. We recently partnered with the Caio Terra Academy in San Jose, California, outfitting the facility with our martial arts mats and custom-printed wall mats.

Zebra owner and CEO, Chuck Blanski sat down with Caio at his academy to talk about how he got into Jiu Jitsu, his facility and what his plans are for the future.


Earning My Stripes: A Veteran’s Journey Into The World of Martial Arts

There’s something about MMA and martial arts that attracts veterans who have returned home from active duty. We have supplied martial arts mats to facilities across the U.S. that are home to, and often owned and operated by, military veterans. We have heard many incredible stories from veterans about their service, and how they got into martial arts after returning home. This particular story was told to us by Linsey Williams, a local Army veteran and competitor who trains at the Minnesota Martial Arts Academy.


Fight The Causes and Effects of Strokes with Yoga!

Strokes are one of the leading causes of death in the US, and those who survive are often left feeling weak, vulnerable and exceptionally aware of the frailty of the human body. The post-state of having a stroke is a much a mental battle as it is physical. Studies have found that up to 25% of patients who have recently suffered a stroke also exhibit signs of depression within two years.


Physical Fitness is the Key to Stroke Prevention

It’s World Stroke Day and Zebra Athletics is focusing on how we can help prevent future strokes and aid in the recovery process. Affecting more than 795,000 people each year, strokes are one of the leading causes of death in the US. These attacks can lead to physical disabilities and even depression.

This year, we’re working to raise awareness surrounding stroke prevention and how staying fit can help!


8 Things You Didn’t Know About Mackenzie Dern

Fresh off of her victory at LFA 24 — where she forced opponent Mandy Polk into submission with a rear-naked choke in the first round — Mackenzie Dern (currently 4-0) spoke with the Zebra team to tell us who her biggest inspiration is, what her favorite cheat foods are and what is next in her booming MMA career.

Here are a few things you didn’t know about the ADCC and no gi BJJ (black belt) World Champion.


Elisabeth Clay: The Road to Recovery

Good news (although it’s not as good as I want)! Yes, my knee is coming back, and according to my recovery team, I am doing well. But as usual for me, it is not fast enough…lol. Every day I am stronger and my leg more stable. Every day there is less swelling in the knee, the muscles are calming down and manual therapy is more and more effective. For those who want an idea of what I’m doing to help recover, here it is.


Renew You: Tips to Reboot Your Yoga Practice This Fall

Come Fall, two things are certain – pumpkin-spice everything, and visual signs of change.  The leaves, the weather, school and sport schedules, it’s all changing, we’ve even pulled the sweaters out!  Beach season is officially over, and we’re beginning to think about indoor activities.  Plus, holidays are on the way – that’s often a hard time to stay active, let alone start a new activity.  So where others might see an opportunity to head inside and simply hibernate we think it all adds up to this being the perfect moment to reboot and reconnect to your yoga practice!