MacKenzie Arrington

MacKenzie Arrington

MacKenzie Arrington is the professional chef, author and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu purple belt behind You can find him training at Alliance in Buffalo NY and read more of his work in the Grub Column featured monthly in Jiu Jitsu Magazine. MacKenzie packs his Inverted Gear daily in his Datsusara gear bag and stays alpha with Q5 supplements. Keep up with his work through Twitter or on Facebook. Use grapplergourmet for 10% off at Inverted Gear, GOURMET10 for 10% off Q5 and gg-5 for 5% off at Datsusara.

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Photo Credit: Jeff Chu @jeffreyschu

Not everyone has the luxury of walking into their gym everyday and feeling that buzz of excitement that comes from being in a truly extraordinary environment. That is because a lot of gyms out there lack a few key components that go beyond only being a place to train jiu jitsu. Sure you might have some top named killers training on your loads of mat space daily but it can still be a terrible place to train. The demographic of those walking through your doors and onto the mats needs to be considered and more often than not the middle aged father of two training 3 days a week will not be there for the long haul or want to bring his ...