Central Mass Open Results

This past Saturday we were at the IPPONE sanctioned Central Mass Open martial arts tournament. This was our second time here and, if it was possible, this year seemed to go more smoothly than last year. Sue and Mike Sonia of Sterling Martial Arts put on a classy event with a lot of thought to making things better. This year featured printed QR codes throughout the venue so attendees could check ring assignments with their smartphone. Very clever!

one of our first blinggear models showing how he customized his sparring gear with blinggear. one of our first blinggear models showing how he customized his sparring gear with blinggear.

Our three new products were a definite hit. The whistlekick Universal Face Shield was well received and we ended up selling every one that we brought. Not bad for a product debut. BlingGear was a runaway success, as we'd hoped it would be. Just check out this photo of our first BlingGear kid.

One of our newest products - geartape - helps hold your gear to your hand or foot without the residue of duct tape! One of our newest products - geartape - helps hold your gear to your hand or foot without the residue of duct tape!

Our third new product, which we have not talked about yet, is GearTape. We've seen far too many people using duct tape on their sparring gear to hold it on or keep it from shifting. The problem with duct tape is it leaves residue when you remove it. Enter GearTape - a fabric-based tape that leaves no residue on whatever you use it on - gear, uniforms, etc. Interested in learning more? Check out GearTape at our online store here.

We don't track numbers, but Saturday must have been a record for the number of pushup challenge participants. There was a point when we had 10 kids lined up & ready to do their pushups. At one point I had to ask a few folks to wait for a little while just so I could eat lunch!

rylee and her coloring of master hopkick. Nice job, rylee! rylee and her coloring of master hopkick. Nice job, rylee!

As always, we had plenty of kids coloring pictures of Master Hopkick. Here's one that Rylee of Team Rapidforce colored for us. Nice job, Rylee!

Over the next few days and weeks you can expect to see a lot of video from us. We brought a professional videographer who captured a lot of footage - sparring, demos, forms - you name it. As he starts to process all that footage he'll be feeding it back to us and we'll share it with all of you. Make sure you're following us on social media to see it! You can always check out all of our videos on our YouTube page.

Our next event is in two weeks at the Green Mountain Open in Rutland, VT. Remember you can always check out our upcoming appearances here.

If you've read this far, it's time to give you something. For the next week, we'll ship your entire order for free if you order at least one BlingGear sticker sheet, just use coupon code 'blinggear' at checkout.

Thanks for reading. Have a great day and train hard!

~jeremy
Founder