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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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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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Do You Want to Compete with a Bo?


Weapons training not only increases power, defense and coordination, it also opens a world of competition you’d be missing without it. One especially fun, beautiful and powerful weapon is the Bo. Do you want to dabble in competitions and get a feel for Bo training? Or do you want to perfect your technique until you’re number one? No matter what your goals are, you should take these three factors into account when choosing a bo: length, weight and flash. ..

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7 Things You Didn't Know About Macho Martial Arts


8th degree Tae Kwon Do black belt Grandmaster Soo Se Cho began Macho Martial Arts in 1980 after recognizing a need for greater safety in martial arts training and competition. For over 35 years, Macho has been setting the standards for the martial arts industry. But what is it that sets Macho apart from the rest? Here are a few things you probably didn't know about Macho products. ..

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4 Reasons to Wear a Rashguard Under Your Gi


Rashguards are a staple for no-gi grappling. They offer compression and protection without interfering with control. The benefits of wearing them are rarely debated, that is until it comes to wearing them under your gi. Those opposed to wearing the extra layer argue that they feel more restricted, that it isn't worth the extra laundry, and that competitions like IBJJF forbid them. So why is it that more and more schools are requiring their students to wear them? Here are some of the reasons why some martial artists choose to wear a rashguard under their gi. ..

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A Guide to Martial Arts Weaponry


Martial Arts Weaponry encompasses a wide spectrum of tools that can be found in many forms of traditional martial arts. The weapons we see in martial arts forms and demonstration today have been used for thousands of years, dating back to ancient Asia. Martial arts weaponry has developed into an amazing art form. It takes extreme discipline and focus to master a weapon. Many practices believe the weapon is an extension of the body. It can increase force and balance. This guide only grazes the basics of some of the weaponry out there. ..

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Make Sure You're Purchasing the Right Gi


What size should I buy? What weight? What color? What style? The questions can go on and on. Purchasing a gi seems like a daunting task. Uniforms are a vital part of martial arts training. We understand that getting the right one is important. This guide will help take away the confusion involved in purchasing a gi, so you can be confident you're getting the gi you need. ..

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