If you’ve read my (About Me) page, then you would know that I love sports. Baseball, basketball, football, etc…. But before I played any of these sports I had already been training in boxing and martial arts, tae kwon do to be exact. I love the art! So in this post I’d like to share with you a little about my favorite martial artist and share with you some of the awesome companies that sell martial arts apparel.
Back when I started training in martial arts, it wasn’t considered a sport but rather an art, an art passed down from generation to generation. It was an honor to learn from the masters and Grandmasters of the art.
But the art never really popularized back then, that is until the greatest martial artist of all time came along with his cool persona, lightning fast speed, highest kicks I’ve ever seen. Yes I’m referring to Bruce Lee! Mr Lee loved his art and worked very hard to perfect it. To perfect himself.
Mr Lee was born in San Francisco, California on November 27, 1940. He was raised in Hong Kong but returned to the U.S.A at age 18 to receive his higher education from the University of Washington in Seattle.
He was known for his films such “The Big Boss” in 1971, “Fist of Fury” in 1972, “Way of The Dragon” in 1972, “Enter The Dragon” in 1973 which was my personal favorite and “Game of death” in 1978.
Bruce Lee was idolized by millions and will always be my favorite martial artist of all time. Thank you Mr Lee for all you’ve given to the art I adore.
Okay I said I’d talk about him briefly so let’s move on to some martial arts apparel. Most of you know that when you begin training at any martial arts school, the school will usually either sell you your uniform or if they are running a special, they will include your uniform for free when you sign up which usually consist of a contract.
I must be honest and say that I’ve never been a fan of contracts, whether it be for a gym or a martial arts school.Things happen that are out of our control. Your parents or yourself can lose their or your job for whatever reason, regardless you’ll still be locked in to the contract.
You either pay or you’ll be sued and your credit will be ruined. Thankfully some schools are using the month to month method of paying, which in my opinion is so much better. I’ll give you an example, my daughter was learning the art of Muay Thai. last summer she was in a car accident (Not fatal thank God) well it was impossible for her to train or work. It’s a year later and she still hasn’t been able to work or train.
Thankfully she was with a school that excepted month to month payments or she would have been stuck paying out the year without even attending classes. So try and find a school that goes by the month to month method if you can. You’ll be thankful you did if something unfortunately happens to you.
Okay enough of that, here are some martial arts apparel and accesories companies out there where you can purchase all of your martial needs. Happy hunting!
I can remember this company when I was a kid, Century sells just about everything you could possibly need if you’re training in martial arts or boxing.
Founded in 1976 by martial arts champion Michael Dilliard in his parents garage. Century has come a long way and has proven themselves to be a world leader in martial.
From training equipment, uniforms and belts, sparring gear, weapons, and accessories they have it all. I myself have purchased many items from them and I was always more than satisfied with the quality and fast shipping they provide.
This is a company I can recommend 100% and if you own a school, they have a wholesale program which will give you some awesome discounts. You can check them out at Centurymartialarts.com
Martial Arts Mart
Martial Arts Mart was founded in 1983 and has been on the internet since 1995. They are located in Knoxville Tennessee and house their inventory in a 30,000 square foot brick and mortar warehouse. They have their own line of uniforms and sparring equipment along with footwear. magazines, DVDs, accessories and more. You can take a look at martialartsmart.com
The Martial Arts Store
Founded in 2000 by Stephan M LeBar Jr with the mission of providing top quality martial arts equipment and gear. Martial Arts Store sells clothing, footwear, uniforms, sparring gear, weapons and more.
If you subscribe to their mailing list you can receive money saving coupons, exclusive offers, and new arrivals. Check them out at www.themartialartsstore.com
Martial Arts Supermarket
Martial Arts Supermarket is one of the largest martial arts supply companies in the U.S.A. They sell apparel, footwear, books, DVDs, accessories and more. You can check them out at www.martialartssupermarket.com
Here’s another martial arts company that has been around for some time. They sell apparel, boxing gear, heavy bags mma gear, accessories and so much more. Check them out at www.karatesupply.com
Well those are a few of the martial arts apparel companies that are out there and are worth you taking a look at. Keep training, never give up and look good while you’re doing it!
Until next time!