February 2018

Of the many martial arts of Japanese origin that have been developed and practiced over the years, a few stand out in terms of their enduring appeal to people all over the world. While some few fans might appreciate the esoteric intricacies of the largely lost art of ninjitsu, that discipline is not especially influential. A much more important martial art to many today is the sword-oriented practice of kendo, although interest in even that form of fighting remains somewhat limited.

The martial art of jiu-jitsu, on the other hand, is one that has become known and appreciated by many people all over the world. It is almost unique among the world’s many martial arts in having spawned an entirely new one upon its introduction to Brazil in the early part of the twentieth century. It also remains, in the eyes of many experts, one of the most practical and …

Coaching a youth sports team can be a lot of fun, as many people have discovered. On the other hand, taking on such a responsibility means becoming subject to a wide variety of related duties, not all of which will always be immediately obvious.

Some new coaches, for example, discover only after the need arises that having a suitable selection of first aid supplies on hand can be one of the most important requirements of all. Fortunately, providers of ready-made athletic training kits make it easy to see to this need without worrying about overlooking anything.

Not All Kits Are Created Equal

It can be tempting to assume that most such products would be more or less equivalent to the rest. In practice, though, the quality and features of these kinds of kits tend to vary a good deal. Coaches will always do well to seek out products that excel …