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Shoyoroll Guma Member Package Number 2

Shoyoroll just sent out it’s second member’s package for GUMA Reserve Members this past weekend.

We’ll have a lot more coverage on it in the upcoming days, but we wanted to make sure you guys got a quick look at everything that was included.

This week, we’ll have a full 1751 gi review and video, our thoughts on the members package, and a chance for *you* to let everybody know what you think!

In the meantime, here’s some pictures!

 

Shoyoroll Guma Members Reserve 1751 Gi

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How to Remove Patches and Stitching From your BJJ Gi

How to Remove Patches and Stitching From your BJJ Gi

Anybody who has been reading Gi Reviews for a while now knows that we love the bling.  Bull Terrier, Break Point, a yellow Vulkan, Tatami’s Terere Gi, Ronin’s Samurai Gi.. SIGN US UP!

But, a lot of you don’t prefer so much bling.  Or maybe you want to transfer some patches from your old gi to a new gi.

Since we have a total lack of expertise regarding de-blinging a gi, we decided to contact an expert.

Without further adieu, I present, Can Sönmez.

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Shoyoroll GUMA Reserve Membership Details

Shoyoroll GUMA Reserve Membership Details

Shoyoroll hinted at a special membership option for fans of the brand a while ago and recently they released the details of the Shoyoroll Guma Reserve Membership. Here’s the deal:

Cost: $379 (nets you a membership until Jan. 01, 2013)

Where to buy it: Shoyoroll online store

When to buy it: December 24th @1pm Pacific time

Other: 1 Shoyoroll GUMA Reserve Membership per person. Spaces are limited.

Shoyoroll GUMA Reserve Membership

 

So what do I get with my Shoyoroll GUMA Reserve Membership?

1 kimono

2 t-shirts

1 sweater

1 gear bag

1 patch and sticker set

10% off all SYR purchases

Access to special members-only releases

Allocated gis for all future releases

Ability to purchase gis before general public

 

Future kimono releases for 2012

– Rio Koi (limited edition artist series)
– Original Competitor (lightweight white and blue new weave )
– The Ring (limited edition athlete series)
– Special Forces (limited theme release kimono)
– The Roc (rare limited collectors release)
– Deluxe (heavy duty limited release)
– Navy Skies (rare limited collectors release)
– Pharaoh (Shoyoroll GUMA Reserve Membershipmember only release)
– Flamingo (Shoyoroll GUMA Reserve Membership member only release)
– The Kingpin (athlete edition limited release)
– Rolls (rare limited release)

These are only some of our future release we plan to put out in 2012. Note names and styles are subject to change.

Shoyoroll GUMA Reserve Membership FAQ

When will I get my membership package? March 2012

How many can I buy? ONE.

Can I come pick it up? Sure!

Will there be more member-only gis than just what is listed? Yes!

When will I get my SYR discount code? After Jan 1.
Click here to check out our Shoyoroll Gi Reviews.

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My Opinion:

A lot of people are probably going to scoff at this deal when they first see it.  But if you do the math, it’s really not that bad.

 

Shoyoroll GUMA Reserve Membership price: 379

Minus cost of the gi: 165 (estimated cost based on batch 11 price)

Minus cost of two t-shirts: 50

Minus cost of sweatshirt: 50

Minus cost of gear bag and patches: 50

Total remaining: $64

 

Now, let’s say you are also going to buy two SYR gis and a rashguard during the next calendar year.  The 10% discount will save you 10% of $380 (estimated cost for two gis and a rashguard), giving you another $38 in savings.

Total cost of Shoyoroll GUMA Reserve Membership: $26

The great equalizer is that all of these gis are going to be super rare and valuable and to gi collectors, worth quite a bit.  If for some reason, you aren’t happy with the Shoyoroll GUMA Reserve Membership, you can always sell some of the rare stuff and make your money back.

Frankly, I think it sounds like a really cool concept and Shoyoroll is the first to try it, so I’ll definitely be grabbing a Shoyoroll GUMA Reserve Membership on December 24th.

The Best BJJ Gi for Beginners

The Best BJJ Gi for Beginners

The Story of My First BJJ Gi

To tell you the story of my first BJJ gi, I need to tell you the story of how I got into BJJ…

Jiu Jitsu Or MMA: The Hard Decision

For the first two years of grappling, I did exclusively nogi training.  It wasn’t until I had moved to the Chicago area after college that I ever even entertained the idea of using the gi.  Heck, the only place that I had ever even seen one was on Royce Gracie.

My first day training with UFC fighter Miguel Torres in 2006, I was given the choice to train in jiu-jitsu or mma.  At the time, the bjj class was an older gentleman and two women going over armbars from the guard.  MMA, on the other hand, was fifteen guys sparring with no equipment save shorts and four-ounce gloves.  Needless to say, there wasn’t much of a choice.

I never even considered putting on a gi for those first 6 months.

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2016 Guide: How to Wash and Shrink Your BJJ Gi 101

2016 Guide: How to wash and shrink your BJJ gi 101

When people complete gi reviews, you always have to wonder if they’ve washed the gi first or if it is fresh from the retailer.

In the following paragraphs, we’ll be covering a few different things people need to be aware of.

  1. How you can secure color on a brand-new non-white gi
  2. How you can shrink your gi
  3. How to wash your gi without shrinking it
  4. How you can ensure it lasts as long as possible
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