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Sparring Gear, Uniforms and Training News.

Ocean State Grand Nationals 2019 Recap

Ocean State Grand Nationals was a huge success this past weekend thanks to the hard work of its directors, Don and Christine Rodrigues, and all of their sponsors and volunteers. This was the first tournament where every member of Team Macho was in attendance, and they...

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Understanding Martial Arts

Martial arts has evolved over the years into a heavily practiced form of physical exercise and way of life for many people. Its practice promotes discipline and confidence, teaches self-defense skills, and helps students build a more centered and balanced...

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Brazilian Jiu Jitstu Belts & Stripes Explained

Different martial arts practices have different ways of promoting students' ranks. Although the colored belts are most often associated with karate, they are also present in Judo, Brazlian Jiu Jitsu,  and Taekwondo (to name a few). In this post, we are...

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How to Choose the Right Chest Guard

Chest Guards are an important piece of safety gear that is used in sparring, karate, and taekwondo. Often required in competitions, chest guards serve to protect vital body areas such as your ribs, kidneys, stomach, and shoulders, from strikes and...

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Which Martial Arts Class is Best for Your Child?

Martial arts is a popular practice for parents to enroll their children in. Not only is it a great way to teach them self-defense tactics, but it can also help children with attention deficits burn off excess energy and improve their focus and self-discipline....

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Chinese Swords: The Dao & Jian

China's long and rich history has been responsible for many innovations, and their weapons are no exception. The relationship between the dao and jian is one example, as each went through many updates and changes in use over the course of China's history....

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Introducing Team Macho

If you have been a longtime fan of Macho Martial Arts and often go to competitions, then you have probably come across someone from Team Macho. Started in partnership with 9x WAKO World Champion Christine Bannon-Rodrigues, Team Macho is a group of extremely talented...

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The Sounds Of Martial Arts: Part 1

Martial arts is more than just a type of physical exercise. It is a practice that involves ones' emotions and self-discipline while testing your physical strength, endurance, and control. The practice is just as much a mental game as it is a physical one, and this is...

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