May 24th, 2010
If you are a regular visitor of our website, you’ve probably noticed all the new items we’ve been adding lately. In an effort to keep our website fresh, we made a resolution a while back to continuously add new products to our website each week. Lately, we’ve been focusing mostly on our weapons and uniforms, but soon we will be concentrating on our boxing equipment, MMA gear, books, and videos.
May 21st, 2010
In 1984, "The Karate Kid" movie was released in theatres throughout the country. Martial arts schools all over the United States saw an immediate increase in student enrollment, and children everywhere wanted to dress up like Daniel Larusso for Halloween. The martial arts industry would never be the same.
May 18th, 2010
Choosing the right martial arts school for your child can be a very tough decision. Most parents are very protective of their children and want to make sure they choose a nurturing environment which will be beneficial to their child's wellbeing. As a father and martial artist, I wanted to give a little bit of advice about this subject to help other parents in their quest for the perfect school.
May 15th, 2010
Recently, KarateMart.com began carrying some new lines of high quality Jiu Jitsu uniforms. We had always carried Judo uniforms in the past, but had never really considered carrying Jiu Jitsu gi because they are so similar and we didn't get many requests for them. Since adding them to KarateMart.com, one of the most common questions our customer service team answers is "What is the difference between a Jiu Jitsu uniform and a Judo Gi?". So, I figured this would be a great topic to discuss on our blog.
May 12th, 2010
About six months ago, the KarateMart company sat down as a whole and began discussing the direction we wanted to take the company. While we have worked extremely hard over the past 30 years to build a wonderful company, we knew it was time to make some changes that would help us to grow into a more mature business.
We began by making a list of some of the things that made us popular with our loyal customers, like our quality products, low prices, and strong product knowledge. After listing our strengths, we started brainstorming our weaknesses. Among them, our most serious shortcomings were our outdated website, limited knowledge of the internet, and an antiquated logistics system that made our shipping process slower than it could be. It very quickly became apparent that if we were going to be able to move in the direction we wanted, we were going to have to bring in some new talent.