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Dear Martial Arts School Owners - You Are Allowed to Ask for my Money

This type of thing is usually left up to the Martial Arts Industry Association, but I figured it wouldn’t hurt anyone to hear it from another source. So to whoever needs to hear it: Martial arts school owners, you are allowed to charge a fair price for your services! You are allowed to make a profit! Heck, you’re even entitled to up your prices, as time and circumstances change!
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Century Product Review: Tegu Headgear

In October, I put out a call for blog ideas: Which Century Martial Arts items were people curious to know more about? One suggestion for a review came from Alvin Myers, who asked about the Tegu Headgear.
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Century Product Review: The Blastmaster Shield

This Century Product Review blog was requested by Mike Plachy, who wanted to learn more about Century’s Blast Master Shield. This shield is one of our most unique items, but, sad to say, I’ve never used it in training, let alone come up with drills and exercises for it – so I reached out to someone who has!
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Making A Century Ad

  When you think of “stuff Century makes,” what comes to mind? Probably bags, gloves, uniforms, and the other cool gear that you see in our Facebook live product demos or in the Century Challenges, right? Well, you’re not wrong – but there’s more than that!  
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Your Ultimate Guide to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Gis

  One of the all-time-most-popular posts on The Centurion is this one: 4 Tips for Finding your Perfect BJJ Gi. Although a fine post, I thought it could use a more ~personalized~ update, so I turned to Kyle Young, one of Century’s resident BJJ athletes and competitors, and, at brown belt as of 2019, the highest-ranked in the art at our company.
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Reasons We <3 Martial Arts!

At Century, we love martial arts. It’s a plain and simple fact. How can you not love them when you’re immersed in them every day, not just in training but in the behind-the-scenes work that goes on at the world’s leading martial arts equipment supplier? So, because it’s Valentine’s Day, I wanted to take a moment to celebrate that love of the arts and share it! I asked a handful of my coworkers to answer the question, “Why do you love martial arts?” Here’s what they had to say:  
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8 Amazing, Actually True Facts about Chuck Norris

  When I was a sophomore in college, my roommate Natalie had a poster: “15 Chuck Norris Facts.” She hung it in the living room, and among the four of us roommates, it was probably the best-read piece of literature in the apartment. “Chuck Norris was once bitten by a cobra. After five days of excruciating pain, the cobra died.” “Chuck Norris doesn’t wear a watch. He decides what time it is.”
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Martial Arts Talk: Perry William Kelly

  Ever wonder, “Will I still be training and competing ten years from now?” If you’re worried about your fifties or sixties putting an end to your martial arts journey – a concern felt especially among those who train in striking-based martial arts – you need to read this interview with Perry William Kelly.
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Can I Go Two Months Without Sugar?

  Hi. My name is Sarah, and I am addicted to sugar. I adore the sweet stuff in any form it takes: cookies, candy, lattes swirled with caramel syrup and cupcakes swirled with icing. I have eaten Oreos for breakfast – no, not Oreo O’s. Those are gross. I mean one of those check-out lane cups of mini-Oreos, with milk poured over it, eaten with a spoon like cereal. Yum.
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Century Customs Customer: Twila Schuler

  Twila Schuler of Rising Son Karate has been training in martial arts for more than 30 years, and has been an instructor for 25 of them. She specializes in Shotokan karate, but is also an avid Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner, regularly training under the tutelage of John Geyston and working through Royce Gracie’s Jiu-Jitsu 360 Self Defense Program. She’s also been an instructor for over 25 years.
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