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An Interesting Defect

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We were preparing a shipment this weekend and found this little guy hiding in plain sight during our final quality control check. Just a little chuckle to brighten your Monday morning.

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More Sponsorships and More Appearances

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Over the last week we've confirmed two more tournaments and signed on as the premier website sponsor for a tournament circuit. If that makes us sound busy, it's because we are! The first of the two tournaments is the Worcester Classic, now held in Uxbridge, MA. I competed at this tournament as a teenager and enjoyed it. I've known Shihan (then Sensei) Mello for a long time, and he was part of the reason I attended college in Worcester. He's a class act and so is his event. It's now held at the Habitat for Sports in Uxbridge, which is...

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Results from the New England Classic Martial Arts Tournament

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This past Saturday saw us at the New England Classic in Peterborough, NH. It was our second year at this event, though this year marked a new venue - ConVal High School. We showed up a bit later than we'd wanted to - snow got in our way more than we'd expected.  We're known for showing up early, in fact, so there were a few strange looks from everyone in attendance as all of the bags and boxes were lugged across the floor of the gymnasium.One Minute Pushup Challenge ResultsThe pushup contest got started earlier than normal, with a few...

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New Martial Arts Apparel Finally Ready (Really Ready!)

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New Martial Arts Apparel is Ready to Go A few days ago we released some new martial arts apparel - the FiredUp and DeepBlue Hooded Sweatshirts as well as the noSweat Athletic Shirt and Little Ninja Children's Tee. I was a little disappointed with the initial release because the photos we had were... well, terrible. After coordinating with a photographer and a model, we managed to get some decent shots. They're not great, but they do give a much better idea of how these clothes fit and look when worn. Learning about how to photograph clothing and apparel so it shows up well is a new...

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Sparring Gear Care and Best Practices for Martial Arts

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 Sparring Gear Best Practices & Care for Martial ArtistsUpdate: We've added cards and posters at the bottom of this post that you can print and distribute in your martial arts school.We're often asked about how to extend the life of the sparring gear we sell to martial artists. We've spent enough time working on this that we've got some pretty solid ways to care for protective foam gear. While this list may not be completely comprehensive, these are the easy ways to help extend the life of your gear.Of course, we'd be fools if we didn't take the opportunity to...

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