Selling Tickets: Fighting on the Local Circuit

By Kaitlin Young

I get it, it’s annoying. It takes away from your final preparation and everyone seems to need them the day or two before your fight, as you are trying to cut weight. You are the fighter. It’s your job to fight. Shouldn’t it be the promoter’s job to sell the tickets? Well, yes, it is. It is also their job to book the fights. If booking certain fights makes the job of selling tickets easier, there is great incentive to do just that.

READ MORE

Keep Your Facility Clean in 2018

Whether it’s the start of the New Year and your facility is experiencing a surge of new students or it’s one of the lazy days of summer, cleanliness counts!  Consistent and proper cleaning of your flooring, wall pads and other training equipment not only helps protect the health of you and your students, it also extends the life and the look of your equipment and facility and, possibly even more important, it can be the difference between a new student becoming a regular or becoming a memory. 

READ MORE

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.

READ MORE

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!

READ MORE

Zebra Athletics Partners with Tula Software

 

Zebra Athletics strives to find innovative and truly functional products and partnerships to fulfill our mission: providing products that help ensure success during the buildout or remodel of martial arts, yoga and fitness studios, and also to help facility owners continue succeeding long after the dust settles! To that end, we are excited to announce our newly formed partnership with Tula Software. With this partnership we are able to connect new and existing MMA, martial arts and yoga customers with an easy to use, affordable solution to manage almost every layer of customer and student interaction.

READ MORE

What Small Businesses Can Learn From the Mayweather-McGregor Fight

Since I work for a company that sells jiu jitsu mats and various other MMA products, I have recently had many conversations with friends, family and colleagues that cover the Mayweather-McGregor fight. Anyone remotely tied to the MMA or martial arts business have probably had the same experience. As I drove into work this morning, contemplating the fight, I began to pick out a few items that I felt are very valuable lessons to be learned, especially by small and mid-sized MMA and martial arts businesses.

READ MORE

Elisabeth Clay: What Makes Me Want to Win and Succeed

Many wonder why I want to train like I do. I cannot tell you how many times I was told by previous teammates and coaches that if I kept training like I did, that I was going to burn out within a few years, if I even made it that long, or that I was making the wrong choices because I was not being a kid or a teen. They would criticize me for not doing “normal” things like going to prom or skipping hanging out with friends to train.  

READ MORE