Get killer, exclusive deals and discounts from the top BJJ Brands and stores.
You will also get a free Gi Buying guide to download to help you find the perfect Gi for you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prefer grappling without wearing a bathrobe? Have a Nogi enthusiast in your life? Check out the list below for some do not miss holiday gift ideas!
Disclosure: Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links and I will earn a commission if you purchase through those links (at no extra cost to you). These are all things that I have experience with that I am recommending because they are helpful and are companies that I have personally purchased from, not because of the commissions that I may earn from you using these products. If you have any questions about the links on this page, please email me!
One of the most aesthetically pleasing rashguards on the market, but according to recent reviews, it may not be very durable. Which is very frustrating. It still goes on this list because Dean Lister is awesome.
If you have a list of nogi things you want as gifts and this isn’t on your list, then we aren’t friends. The Scramble Rainbow Spats are awesome, flashy, and increase leglock finishing rate by 7.26%.
Not only does Tatami make some sick Gis, but their shorts carry nearly the same style. Very nice.
SYR’s rashguards would have made this list as well, but there aren’t any in stock anywhere and I don’t want to send people on a wild goose chase. That said, their super-awesome t-shirt will work just as well. Definitely a great item from the guys at SYR.
A second Scramble item? You betcha. This shirt has very clean look but is also very ‘Scramble.’ Five stars.
Gotta have something to carry all this stuff in, right?
I know this list in for nogi items, but this gi is sick and I want one. I bet you do too. Check them out here.
Prefer grappling with the gi to nogi? Have a BJJ enthusiast in your life? Check out the list below for some do not miss holiday gift ideas!
Hands down, one of the most innovative DVDs put out in a long time. I own this personally, and have trained with Caio Terra. The DVD is incredible and the techniques are amazing.
Same high quality Estilo gi, swanky new patches. If you like the Navy, like I do, then double cool points for you.
Do I really need to go into why this is awesome? Didn’t think so…
Voted the best bjj belt, hands down. In our most recent poll and article, War belts won by a landslide.
The Vulkan Lightweights seem to be the new standard in lightweight gis. Definitely a solid gi and guaranteed quality.
Not into grappling in your pajamas? Click here for our 2011 BJJ Holiday Gift Guide (Nogi Edition)
In the last 6 months, there have been a lot of cool new BJJ magazines to hit the market.
Below is a list of the top 5 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu magazines, including some old favorites.
Jiu Jitsu Magazine is a pretty cool magazine that is pretty comprehensive in terms a great overall BJJ magazine. It has articles on strength and conditioning, techniques, events, and interviews.Continue reading
Not everybody who reads the site is from the same country, so I wanted to put together a list of the top BJJ and Grappling Shops around the world! Here are a few definitely worth checking out.
To tell you the story of my first BJJ gi, I need to tell you the story of how I got into BJJ…
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.
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.