Each Day, One More Bite Off the ELEPHANT!

Each Day, One More Bite Off the ELEPHANT!

I have established that I do not approach life like most people. The joke when I was growing up was, Lis was not happy unless trying to eat an elephant. I guess from the earliest family stories, I have always attempted to do more, do it bigger, and go beyond what I...
4 Uses for Landing Mats in Your Facility

4 Uses for Landing Mats in Your Facility

Landing mats, sometimes known as crash pads, are a great addition to any martial arts gym. Landing mats come in a variety of thicknesses and lengths, allowing you to choose the one that’s right for your facility.   How do you know which size landing mat is right for...
3 Tips for Keeping Your MMA Gym Clean In The Summer

3 Tips for Keeping Your MMA Gym Clean In The Summer

We all love summer. The warmth, the sun, the grass…the rain…the dirt…the mud. On second thought, all of the great things about summer can also wreak havoc on gyms and MMA/martial arts facilities. Just as winter comes with its own challenges, facility owners need to be...
Pulling the Curtain Back on Mixed Martial Arts

Pulling the Curtain Back on Mixed Martial Arts

By Kaitlin Young  Mixed Martial Arts is growing as a sport and, as it stands, there is an entire industry centered around its appeal. It’s no longer considered merely barbaric and has gained mainstream popularity. There are well-known companies sponsoring both events...
Elisabeth Clay Talks About Her Fight to Win Experience

Elisabeth Clay Talks About Her Fight to Win Experience

With most everything being closed, and Fight 2 Win being one of the only promotions running at the moment, I thought that it was valid to talk about my experience at F2W. For me, having the opportunity to fight four times already during this period of quarantine has...
How to Choose the Right Martial Arts Facility Subfloor

How to Choose the Right Martial Arts Facility Subfloor

Choosing the best martial arts mats for a facility is one of the most important decisions owners will make. Deciding what kind of surface to place them on, however, is often overlooked until the last minute. Gym owners frequently deal with concrete flooring as the...
What Are Water Training Bags, and Why Should You Use Them?

What Are Water Training Bags, and Why Should You Use Them?

Zebra’s new line of water training bags are the perfect fit for athletes looking for a way to train hard without putting too much strain on their bodies. Most heavy bags are filled with sand, clothing, and other materials, allowing the bag to retain its shape and...
Adaptation with Respect to Jiu Jitsu

Adaptation with Respect to Jiu Jitsu

By Elisabeth Clay The ability to flex and change with the demands or needs of the current condition (or upcoming competition) is by nature the only way to stay relevant. If we do not adapt — only wait for what fits the current condition — to train or prepare, then we...
The Best Way to Clean and Sanitize Your Home Gym

The Best Way to Clean and Sanitize Your Home Gym

As the COVID-19 pandemic numbers rise and fall, athletes are increasingly looking to add space in their homes where they can train. However, certain responsibilities come along with the benefits of having a home gym, and one of those is keeping up with a regular...
What Will the Future of Martial Arts Competitions Look Like?

What Will the Future of Martial Arts Competitions Look Like?

It’s hard to imagine that martial arts events as we once knew them may be forever different. The arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly altered the way we train; will it also alter the way we compete? Let’s take a look at the different aspects of martial...
Simple Steps Gym Owners Can Take to Keep Their Members Safe

Simple Steps Gym Owners Can Take to Keep Their Members Safe

As MMA and martial arts gyms reopen, facility owners are looking forward to a return to normalcy. But normalcy won’t look the same as it did before. Owners will be focused on keeping their students safe and healthy. That will take some changes and new strategies. Here...
Being Female in Jiu Jitsu Has Inherent Challenges

Being Female in Jiu Jitsu Has Inherent Challenges

By Elisabeth Clay  While for the most part, I am super comfortable being the different one in the gym, many women struggle with the issues that come with it. People often ask:  Do we treat the female soft and tender or push/challenge her?  Is she one of the...