Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

How to Select Your Martial Arts and Self Defense Equipment


The most common place to buy martial arts or self defense equipment is in the local dojo. Most dojos, training centers, etc., have a small store where you can buy or order the martial arts or self defense equipment you need for your practice.

Buying your martial arts or self defense equipment at your local dojo has a lot of advantages. You will get expert advise from your teacher. He knows your needs and what type of martial arts or self defense equipment you are going to need for his classes. He will also be the best person to advise you on the quality of the different brands due to his years of experience with many different suppliers.

The negative part of buying martial arts or self defense equipment at your local dojo is the price. Buying only a minor wholesaler, the discount margins are very small and this will reflect itself in the prices your teacher has to charge for the martial arts and self defense equipment he or she sells.

The second possibility is buy your martial arts and self defense equipment at a local specialized store. The advantage is a lower price than in your local dojo or gym, you can touch, feel and try on the equipment before you buy to see if you like it and if the size fits you. You can get some advise from the salesperson about the different brands of martial arts and self defense equipment they sell.

The downside is the fact that most salespersons in those shops are non practitioners of the martial arts or self defense so they have no practical experience with the equipment they sell. This may lead to mistakes that will cost you money.

The third way to buy your martial arts or self defense equipment is to shop for it online. There are many suppliers to be found online that will ship the goods to your doorstep. To find them just type: martial arts or self defense equipment in google or any other search engine and you will get thousands of listings for this term.

The advantages are obvious: no need to leave your home, low prices and shipping to your doorstep but the inconveniences are also very obvious: You can not feel, try or touch the equipment before finishing the payment and receiving the shipment of your martial arts or self defense equipment. You won't be able to get advise from a real person, face to face. Some suppliers will be happy to assist you in your selection of martial arts or self defense equipment by email or phone. If you have to return an order for whatever reason you will have to take care of the shipping and packing and refunds can take time to be paid.

So before starting to shop for your martial arts or self defense equipment take a look at the above and consider what is the best way for you. Some people will be limited to one or two possibilities and others can only buy their martial arts or self defense equipment online but wherever you go to buy yours, consider the warranty and the refund policies of all 3, the local dojo, the specialized shop and the online supplier.

This can save you a lot of headaches. Things do break and sometimes it just isn't manufactured as it should be so warranty and refund policies will help you determine the professionalism of the seller and save you time and headaches.

Peter Vermeeren is a traditional martial arts teacher for over 30 year. His websites can be found here: Martial Media Productions and Kamikaze | martial arts | fitness | self defense


MORE RESOURCES:

Master Splinter visits local martial arts studio
Aiken Standard
Staff Photo by Scott Rodgers Matt Emig goes through a nunchaku demonstration at Premier Martial Arts on Martintown Road. Growing up, Matt Emig was inspired by the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” So much so that it led him into a life of martial arts.

and more »


Korean film 'Kundo' a martial-arts epic
Charlotte Observer
The martial-arts epic, set in feudal 19th-century Korea, deals with basic issues of good and evil, bearing similarities to not only classic, period-piece Chinese and Japanese martial-arts films but also to the mythic pull of Cain and Abel, Robin Hood ...

and more »


Viewfinder: 10-year-old faces fears during Natchez martial arts lesson
Natchez Democrat
NATCHEZ — Sam Ferguson bolted to one side of the gym at Moo Sul Kwan Martial Arts after hearing the words “stomach throw” mentioned by his instructor Ken Rogers. “I don't want to do it,” he said. “Don't make me do it.” Sam's eyes started to glisten ...



Martial arts instructor helps kids build confidence
Press & Sun-Bulletin
One of those activities is the martial arts, in particular, the Winding River Karate Studio on Front Street in Binghamton. The studio is run by the husband and wife pair of Frank and Sandra Schermerhorn, who are both Master Instructors (called Dan's).



Local martial arts students compete in Long Beach
Victorville Daily Press
Sandstorm students competed at the Vulkan International Open Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Gi tournament held at the Long Beach Convention Center on Aug. 2. Cameron Thrash won a gold medal, defeating three opponents in the men's white belt ultra heavy weight ...

and more »


StreamDaily

Iron Dragon comes out kicking with martial arts VOD channel
StreamDaily
Iron Dragon Productions and NanoTech Entertainment announced on Friday that they have partnered to create the martial arts VOD channel Iron Dragon TV. Launching next month, it will feature such chop-socky classics as the Ip Man series, The King of ...
NanoTech launches multiscreen martial arts, action film VOD NetworkRapid tv news

all 4 news articles »


Stamford Martial Arts Studio Plans 5k For Stamford Hospital, EMS
The Daily Voice
(Left to right) are Ryan Matherne, Laura Frattaroli, Sarah Malhotra and Manny Esmeraldo of The Dojo in Stamford. The karate facility will host a 5k run/walk on Sept. 14 to benefit Stamford EMS and Stamford Hospital. Photo Credit: Contributed. Awards ...



Pragmatic Martial Arts Announces Specialized Classes for Self-Defense in ...
DigitalJournal.com
Pragmatic Martial Arts offers unique programs for self-defense in Vancouver. Students are taught effective self-defense moves to protect themselves from criminal assaults such as knife attacks, one on one combat and group attacks. While developing the ...

and more »


Knight School revives European martial arts
Daily Record-News
What comes to mind when we think of the words “martial arts?” For most people, it evokes images of bamboo, robes and exotic sounding words from Asia. What does “martial art” really mean, though? The word “martial” is derived from the “Arts of Mars,” or ...



Cung Le: MMA's original martial arts action star
FOXSports.com
UFC Fight Night headliner Cung Le was ahead of almost everybody else when it came to landing major roles in martial arts films and action movies. Coming from a traditional martial arts background called San Shou, Le had the kind of flashy moves that ...

and more »

Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.