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Host a Martial Arts Holiday Event with these Easy To Do Ideas

Customer Service - Thursday, November 05, 2015

Now is the time to start planning your holiday event with the help of Macho Martial Arts Shopping Guide and these festive ideas which are sure to inspire your students with some martial arts cheer!

Bring Santa to the Party

Dress up as Santa in our red Macho Traditional Middleweight Uniform with your black belt. Add a santa hat and a jolly beard! Your students will get a kick out of seeing Santa wearing a traditional gi.

Pin the Black Belt on the Reindeer

In addition to a having a bright red nose, Rudolph knows karate! Get crafty with construction paper and double stick tape and have your students pin the most prestigious rank belt to their merry reindeer friend.

Holiday Treats That Are Sure to be a “Hit”

Put a playful spin on holiday favorites: Serve Ninja Bread men, the classic gingerbread cookie, but this time wearing a martial arts uniform in place of his normal gum drop buttons. Or make Ninja Bread ornaments for the kids to bring home.

Serve a festive holiday drink that will pack a punch. A hydrating drink is a great way to fuel a martial arts class, while the festive color will inspire holiday merriment.

Apply Fun Holiday Themes to Class Activities

Instead of the normal class activities apply playful holiday themes. Show kids how to stretch like a Christmas tree with their legs apart and their hands making a point high above their heads. Turn your Macho Kids Kicking Shield into the Grinch and watch as kids have a merry kick-mas time!

The Best Gift this Holiday Season: Confidence

Make sure to inform parents that the gift of martial arts is the best gift they can give their children. It teaches self-discipline and socialization skills that are vital in developing minds. Providing kids with confidence, self-esteem, and important life lessons through martial arts classes and equipment will be the best gift any kid will unwrap this holiday season.

Have a fun, festive, and martial arts-tastic holiday season and don’t forget to check out Macho Martial Arts Holiday Shopping Guide to stay up to date with special sales!


Not all sparring gear is created equal

Customer Service - Tuesday, October 27, 2015

What every school owner, parent and athlete should know.

Martial arts sparring gear is a necessity for safe and effective training. It’s essential that the gear you select is reliable and offers adequate protection when learning new striking techniques. At Macho, we believe one injury is one too many. Especially if the injury could have easily been prevented with the right gear and proper instruction.


Where is it coming from?
A lot of gear is made in unregulated factories overseas. Macho gear is made to Macho specifications and is closely monitored by the Macho staff to ensure it meets our standard.

Will the gear disperse force or channel it into your body?
A 1/2-pound hand can deliver over 700 lbs. of force. If your gear can’t absorb it, you’ll have to.

Does it use quality material?
Foam density and design are key factors in how gear disperses the force of impact. The wrong material or poor design could be costly.

Is it tested, proven effective?
Macho has tested its gear at its own facilities and independent labs.