Packing tips for athletes

I just finished up month long South European judo tour in hopes of capturing critical Olympic points for Rio 2016. On this trip I was fortunate enough to check off some major goals of mine such as training with the best in the world at an Olympic Training camp in Turkey and in Georgia as well. These are some of the best countries for judo. I also had the chance to represent Canada at two World cups in Romania and in Belarus. Besides the judo lessons I learned, I’ve also gained a bit of experience on traveling abroad for competitions...

Meet Hans van Essen from JudoInside.com

Judo will always have a special place in our hearts. Our two co-founders, Michael Shpigelman and David Ancor are accomplished judokas and the idea behind MAKEACHAMP actualled stemmed from their judo competitions. As such, excellent platforms such as JudoInside, are very important to us and judokas worldwide because they rally the community, and put in hundreds of hours to make sure all judokas have the latest competition information and media updates. What's more amazing is that JudoInside is (almost) single-handedly run by Hans van Essen. Who is Hans? How does he manage JudoInside? Read below to find out.   MAKEACHAMP:...

MAKEACHAMP introduces stunning new athlete pages

As the leader in crowdfunding for competitive sports, MAKEACHAMP is always aiming to level the playing field and ensure every competitive athlete gets the support they need to succeed. With athletes in 98 sports from 36 countries, the growing platform is now announcing a brand new service that will be unlocked to its thriving community of 12,000+ athletes.  Previously, MAKECHAMP only handled the campaign publication, campaign promotion and online payments, but you had to go to other platforms to get a full athlete website and share your ongoing story with your fans. Now MAKEACHAMP has it all built into one...

Storytelling : How A Young Equestrian Rider Became The Subject of a Feature Documentary

In the age of Instagram, Facebook & MAKEACHAMP, athletes need to be better story-tellers. Most however, feel that they first need to become a world champion or an Olympian before being able to draw in crowds and interest influencers.  The story of Abby Banis, a young, hopeful equestrian rider, is an inspiring case for many athletes. Seemingly another young girl who loves horse riding, Abby was still the subject of Katie Benedict's latest documentary : How to Raise A Champ. Her hopes and dreams, and the support of her parents and community are featured in the film. We spoke with...