Athlete Branding Tips with Harrison Chapman, Karateka 2nd Dan

Currently representing Great-Britain, Karateka black belt 2nd Dan Harrison Chapman is one of the athletes who've reached their goal on MAKEACHAMP. Beyond Karate, we were amazed to see his ability to communicate and create a great online presence as an athlete. He has built his website, draws 16500 page views, blogs regularly, has more than 500 likes on his Facebook page, and also has more than 200 followers on Twitter. This has attracted many sponsors in sports & fitness. And Harrison is only 16 years old!  As such, we think Harrison represents a new generation of athletes who are able get...

How do you get bloggers to write about your MAKEACHAMP crowdfunding campaign?

At MAKEACHAMP, we hear this question a lot. Getting an article written about your sports career or crowdfunding campaign is the best way to reach out to a wider audience who will contribute to your goal. Bloggers have a *BIG* influence and reach in this age of the Internet. They hold their audiences with brilliant words and stunning pictures, and their opinion or advice can make or break careers. If you have thought about using bloggers or journalists to help increase the reach of your MAKEACHAMP crowdfunding campaign, you have been thinking right. The problem is getting the attention of...

Nutrition in competitive combat sports - Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, MMA

Combat sports athletes in judo, MMA or brazilian jiu-jutsu need to develop speed, power as well as higher aerobic capacity. A varied, well-balanced healthy diet makes it easier for athletes to optimize training and increase the succcess in tournaments. However, the diet of a top-level athlete is different from common person to a great extent, starting from food supplements to foodstuffs intended for particular nutritional uses. The nutrition guide below not only makes the judo, MMA or Jiu-jitsu grappler stronger but also maximize his fighting potential. Nutrition before the competitive period 1. Drink a lot of water During training, water...