How Important is a Martial Arts Training Environment?

How Important is a Martial Arts Training Environment?

By Elisabeth Clay  I think this is something that can and does get looked over a lot.  Just because there is high level training there doesn’t mean the environment is necessarily the best. The environment you are in has a HUGE impact on how you perform and learn. You...
How to Install Rubber Flooring in Your Gym

How to Install Rubber Flooring in Your Gym

If you’re operating a martial arts, yoga, or fitness facility, you may have questions about how to install rubber flooring in your space. Zebra Fitness Rubber is available in roll-outs or puzzle tiles. The rolled rubber flooring is ideal for covering larger areas and...
The Benefits of Training on Foam Yoga Tiles

The Benefits of Training on Foam Yoga Tiles

There are many reasons to use foam yoga tiles instead of traditional wood or tile flooring in your yoga studio. The most critical benefits include providing a cushioned surface to protect from falls, added stability to allow for more complex yoga poses, easy care and...
What Are the Advantages of Using Modular Bag Rack Systems?

What Are the Advantages of Using Modular Bag Rack Systems?

Every martial arts facility shares a common struggle: space. Whether it’s space for training, storage, or guests, space is at a premium for every facility. There just never seems to be enough of it, no matter how much you optimize the layout of your training space. ...
The Most Important Mental Attribute for Athletes

The Most Important Mental Attribute for Athletes

By Kaitlin Young In a recent discussion regarding athletic careers, my friend and blackbelt extraordinaire, Marcus posed this question to our group: “What do you think the most important mental attribute is for athletes and/or martial artists?” There are many of great...
The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu vs American Jiu Jitsu Argument

The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu vs American Jiu Jitsu Argument

By Elisabeth Clay  So, I think one thing we have started seeing a rise in is the topic of “American” Jiu Jitsu, at least people saying they do “American” jiu jitsu (Lis rolls her eyes). I have been asked a few times what I think about it and have even been...
What Should (and Shouldn’t) Be in Your Mat Cleaner

What Should (and Shouldn’t) Be in Your Mat Cleaner

Cleaning has been at the top of the conversation for martial arts, yoga, and fitness facilities for the last year. Even before COVID-19 entered the world’s vocabulary, keeping facilities clean was a top priority for facility owners. Martial arts, yoga, and fitness...
Why Vinyl is the Best Covering for Martial Arts Mats

Why Vinyl is the Best Covering for Martial Arts Mats

Martial arts mats may come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but one the things many of them have in common is a vinyl covering. Why is vinyl such a common covering for mats, and why is it also the best option? Several factors make vinyl the best option for martial...
Elisabeth Clay: My Hardest BJJ Belt

Elisabeth Clay: My Hardest BJJ Belt

By Elisabeth Clay  So, I was asked my feelings on what was the most difficult belt and why. I, like everyone, have a background, and even if we’re young, we all have some sort of baggage. I do, too. Carrying Baggage at a Young Age I think most everyone who has read...
Choosing the Right Yoga Tile Thickness for Your Studio

Choosing the Right Yoga Tile Thickness for Your Studio

Yoga can be a rewarding practice for everyone. However, when it comes to safety, comfort, and longevity, yoga flooring plays a big role. Zebra Athletics offers yoga flooring in both 0.5” and 1” thicknesses. There are several factors to consider when deciding between...
Prepping Walls for Hanging New Wall Pads

Prepping Walls for Hanging New Wall Pads

Wall pads are an essential product in any martial arts and in many fitness facilities, as well. Wall pads prevent both damage to the walls of the facility and to the people training. In order to be most effective, wall pads must be installed properly.   Understanding...
How to Build the Perfect Ninja Training Course

How to Build the Perfect Ninja Training Course

Martial arts schools and fitness facilities are always on the search to find programs and equipment that can benefit their members and set them apart from their competitors. One of the most popular ways to do this in recent years is ninja and obstacle course equipment...