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?

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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.

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The Top 10 Jiu-Jitsu Instagram Accounts, As We See It.

By: Nick Bez

Let’s be upfront about this: everything that follows is opinion, as there is no currently held international standard for ranking or otherwise rating Instagram accounts — we seriously just clarified that, insert eye-roll.

From there, let’s get started on a tour of our Top 10 Undisputed, Don’t Run from the Truth, “do you even roll, bro?” Jiu-Jitsu Instagram Accounts.

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Tactical Training Concepts and the Equipment You Need for Your Facility

By Brent “Trig” Peters

As a U.S. Army Veteran, Combatives Instructor and Criminal Justice Major, I’ve had the opportunity to train with several highly-skilled martial arts and self-defense practitioners. Throughout that time, curious minds always seemed to debate which disciplines are most effective in dealing with erratic and often reckless behavior.

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What Are the Best Marital Arts Mats for Judo Facilities?

For judo facilities owners who want the best for their students, finding the right mats for their facility is everything. As a martial art that focuses so heavily on throws and takedowns, judo requires more protection than that offered by standard rubber mats. The best mats for judo facilities will have sufficient padding, all while providing a slightly firm surface to help practitioners maneuver easily while sparring.

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The Difference Between Designing Fitness Kickboxing & Combat Facilities

Over the years, there has been a surge in the number of people who now practice fitness and cardio-based kickboxing. From 2006 to 2017, that number jumped significantly, and more fitness facilities are opening up every single year. While Muay Thai and Combat Kickboxing facilities have, on average, not seen the same expansive growth, there are still a considerable amount of specialists and students in the U.S., and the discipline is still a heavy component in the styles of many MMA competitors.

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