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What are the Differences Between a Bo Staff and a Jo Staff?


One of the oldest techniques for protection is the use of a staff or stick as a weapon. They were easily accessible, effective and efficient. The evolution of this weapon created two different forms: the Bo and Jo. But what are the difference between the two? This guide walks you through the rich history behind the weapons to discover their differences and similarities. ..

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4 Reasons You Should Choose Reevo


Hatashita International, the manufacturer of Reevo Gis, shares the same drive and innovative spirit as Macho Martial Arts. Hatashita's long legacy of producing JiuJitsu uniforms, designed with the highest quality materials and expertise, is the reason Macho chose to add their products to our offering. Simply put - they meet the Macho standard.

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Gift Guide for the Martial Artist


Stumped on what to buy the martial arts enthusiast in your life this holiday season? Do you want to support their dedication with a truly special and useful gift this year? Shop our gift guide below and give them a gift that will pack a punch. ..

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The 4 Commitments of Macho


Macho is the only martial arts manufacturer who has a 35 year legacy dedicated to product safety, quality standards and testing. Macho played an active role in setting the standard for martial arts sparring gear requirements, was part of the ASTM committee to develop the standard and continues to test and evaluate its gear. ..

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3 Reasons why you should buy from a Certified Reseller


Tis the season for shopping. Whether you’re shopping online or in stores, you want to know the products you’re buying live up to the manufacturer’s descriptions. Unfortunately, many overseas companies copy products and claim to be authentic. The number of websites and products for sale online, makes it impossible for companies to regulate counterfeit imposters. Macho has now started a Certified Resellers Program. When you shop for Macho Sparring Gear, look for the certified reseller logo or check the Macho Certified Reseller Listing. Don’t trust your head or your gear to just anyone. ..

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Warrior Sparring Gear is the Safest Choice


Did you know Macho Martial Arts was the first and only manufacturer to perform safety testing on sparring gear?
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Help Kick Bullying to the Curb


October is National Bullying Prevention Month. It's a time for communities to raise awareness of the bullying epidemic in the United States. Bullying effects about one in four kids in the U.S. on a regular basis. Sadly, many of these bullying cases go unnoticed and students continue to be affected by bullying in school. ..

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Has Your Sparring Gear Been Tested?


As popularity of martial arts has swept the world, so have minor injuries ranging from bruises, wrist displacements and mild head injuries. These injuries can be reduced if instructors and families follow the recommendations from safety equipment manufacturers and demand that their gear be tested for trauma protection. ..

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Movie Review: 'The Martial Arts Kid' an Inspiring Homage to Martial Arts


'The Martial Arts Kid' is an inspiring family film that tells the story of a troubled teen who finds himself through mastering the discipline of martial arts and standing up to bullies. While it encourages social responsibility it also teaches young viewers the importance of standing up for what you believe in, learning humility and finding strength in yourself when others doubt you. The action packed fight scenes, comedic dialogue and important values will leave young martial artists feeling entertained and motivated. ..

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Karate Approved for 2020 Olympics in Tokyo


History has been made and martial artists who train in Karate have an amazing opportunity ahead of them. Set your goals high, Karate will debut as an Olympic sport at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games. This is exciting news for Karate and martial artists worldwide. As an Olympic sport, Karate will gain greater recognition on the world stage. It is especially fitting that the first Karate Olympics will be held in its birth country, Japan. ..

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