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What You Need to Know About Lead Times for Martial Arts Products

What You Need to Know About Lead Times for Martial Arts Products

Ordering products for your martial arts facility or your home gym is often different than ordering items from retailers like Amazon or Target. One of the ways in which ordering martial arts items is different is in terms of lead time.  What is Lead Time? Lead time is...

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A Word of Caution—Ranking Systems in Muay Thai

A Word of Caution—Ranking Systems in Muay Thai

By Kaitlin Young  There is no such thing as a black belt in Muay Thai. There may be specific schools with their own ranking system but in the sport itself, no belts or ranks exist apart from how highly ranked one is as a competitor. Muay Thai, along with boxing and...

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Supporting Your Martial Arts Facility During Lockdown

Supporting Your Martial Arts Facility During Lockdown

This month, with COVID-19 rates rising rapidly, many states across the country issued new restrictions for citizens and businesses. Gym closures have been among these restrictions, forcing gym owners and their members to temporarily put their training on pause. For...

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Supporting Your Gym Members During Lockdown

Supporting Your Gym Members During Lockdown

Martial arts gyms are tight-knit communities, and nothing has shown that more than the events of 2020. Gyms and their members have come together to make it through the new challenges that COVID-19 presented. Just as members have looked for ways to support their gym,...

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How to Stay Motivated as an Athlete and a Competitor

How to Stay Motivated as an Athlete and a Competitor

By Elisabeth Clay  One thing I get asked about a lot is how I stay so motivated. Not only with my sport, but with everything. How do I always go and lift? How do I have the motivation to train 5-7 days a week? How did I stay motivated to finish high school two years...

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The Benefits of Hosting Adult and Child Yoga Programs

The Benefits of Hosting Adult and Child Yoga Programs

Many of the people who frequent yoga studios are parents, aunts, uncles, and other relatives to children and teenagers. For many, their yoga practice is the time to take a break from parenting, but yoga doesn’t have to ONLY be an escape from the kids. There’s a great...

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Supporting Your Gym Members During Lockdown

The Dos and Don’ts of Open Mats

Open mats can be a great opportunity to roll with new partners and to visit other gyms. However, there are a few definite rules of etiquette to remember when attending an open mat at another gym. Follow these dos and don’ts for a open mat experience that’s beneficial...

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Wall Pads – A Multi-Functioning Product

Wall Pads – A Multi-Functioning Product

Opening a gym is a daunting task. Once they’ve selected a location, a future gym owner’s next goal is to obtain new equipment. Mats are the obvious first selection, but wall pads, sometimes an important second, often fall by the wayside or are earmarked as a future...

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Money Saving Tips for Martial Arts Facilities and Gyms

Money Saving Tips for Martial Arts Facilities and Gyms

The events of 2020 have led many businesses, especially gyms and martial arts facilities, to reevaluate their business models and budgets. Cutting expenses and putting aside money is on every gym owner’s mind. It’s not something anyone wants to do, but it may be...

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