Uncommon Knowledge: What’s the best way to rate an ultimate champion?

Upcycled Athletic Robe | UncommonGoodsIs it brains or brawn? If you’re one of the well-rounded individuals to compete in Chess Boxing, you know it’s a fast-paced mix of both. First notably appearing in a French comic book in 1992, the hybrid sport has leapt from the page to the ring, with growing followings in Berlin and London. Participants must be skilled boxers and at least Class A-strength chess players, as a full match consists of eleven four-minute rounds: six of chess and five of boxing. Talk about an intense check mate.

Upcycled Athletic Robe, $65

Written by Nathan

Nathan is a copywriter, who helps create our product descriptions as well as our weekly emails. He is also a nationally award-winning musical theater writer, whose work includes an adaptation of Lois Lowry’s novel The Giver. Nathan has also been a classical violinist, tutored Kazakhstani jewelers in entrepreneurship, created large-scale games played across entire city blocks, served as a missionary in South Korea, conducted experiments in sonoluminescence, co-founded an exotic fruit-growing business, was a theater critic for Tucson Weekly, and as a teenager composed a women’s jazz quartet that is currently performed around the world.

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