Category Archives: Equipment

Tools for training

Back to School Shopping!

So I meant to post this a lot sooner (hence the September-y title) but was delayed by the opening of Gracie Farmington Valley. You’d be surprised of all the stuff you need to start a karate program from scratch! Here’s … Continue reading

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Zengu.com Martial Arts Wholesale Website

As I mentioned in my last post, I’m in the very beginning stages of creating a home dojo.  If you’re just starting out like me, or if you’re already running an established school, you may want to check out Zengu, a … Continue reading

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Home Dojo on a Dime

I’ve been thinking about this project for awhile.  I’m starting to offer private karate and fitness classes at home, and some of my buddies like to come and roll.  So I guess now there’s good reason to finally finish my … Continue reading

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Super Summer Shorts Shootout!

It’s on!  Four pairs of grappling shorts enter, one pair leaves.  I recently tested shorts from Jaco, Sprawl, Revgear, and ClinchGear.  Let’s see which ones are hottest! Jaco USA Resurgence Fight Shorts These are the first pair I tested.  They … Continue reading

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DIY Deadlifting Kit

I’ve been focusing more on training strength and power since winter–especially exercises requiring multiple muscle groups like squats and bench press.  As athletes improve these movements, they often need to use pretty heavy weights.  But having big dumbbells, Olympic bars, … Continue reading

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Merrell Trail Glove Review

I may not have mentioned this before.  Unless otherwise noted, all products reviewed on this blog are purchased outright and are not provided by a manufacturer or retailer. The Merrell Trail Gloves are no exception.  I researched these shoes on … Continue reading

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Dumpster UBE Machine

I went for a bike ride today, and, as usual, my legs were completely fried. I often work some reps with light weight to even out the workout, or I do some pullups and dips. This time I tried something … Continue reading

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Facebook Video!

Check it out! Our new video is live on the Moai Martial Arts Facebook page. Click the link to the right to watch!

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Darth Vader is a Cardio Stud

Readers have expressed some pretty interesting feedback about my new toy, The Training Mask.  Reactions span from “are you that worried about the Rapture?” to “are you The Gimp?”  Naysayers all. I’ll try to justify my obtaining it simply: The … Continue reading

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Training Mask: The Unveiling

The results of our last poll showed that you wanted more equipment reviews, so here’s the first. I just received a Training Mask after watching Wanderlei Silva and Sean Sherk restricting their breathing while working out. Sherk actually developed this … Continue reading

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