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Datsusara has been a staple on the gear market for years with their gear bags being hailed by many as a standard of quality. Their use of hemp fabrics sets them apart from their competition, and they have tied themselves to the sub only movement by sponsoring EBI to bring them a level of exposure and popularity that few companies in our small insular world possess. They sent over one of their hemp combat gis for review, and we reviewed it over the course of 5 months. How does it compare to its cotton counterparts?Click here to check out the hemp gis at Datsusara Hemp Gear Continue reading
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Let’s make a gi. Out of denim. Not just any denim, no, let’s make it out of high end Cone Mills selvedge denim and for giggles let’s have it made in Los Angeles, California. The price tag will be as premium as the gi, but the thing is gonna look and feel magnificent. Sounds crazy, right? Vanguard Kimono did this crazy thing with their dark selvedge denim gi, and we got one to review… Check it out.Discover this awesome BJJ gis at Vanguard Kimono Continue reading
Carving a niche in the gear market, Viking Gear MMA offers a particular product for a particular kind of customer. They sent us their Fenrir God Slayer Master gi for review, how did it hold up? Did it allow me to drink from the skulls of my enemies? Or are they selling wolf tickets?Get Your Own Fenrir God Slayer Master Gi Here Continue reading
Macaco Branco has been around for a while and a back before I even started writing for Gi Reviews Brendan Hufford did a review of one of their gis (http://gireviews.net/gi-review-macaco-branco/). They have an attractive product line, but do they stand out in an ever growing, ever expanding, ever evolving gi market? Or are they just monkeying around?Hit up here for the Macaco Branco classic GI Continue reading
As a young gear company, Nine Lives Jiu-Jitsu has their work cut out for them entering a saturated market. We recently had a chance to review their Seven Seas gi to see how they fair against other companies trying to make an impact on the gear market. Was it smooth sailing? Or were the seas rough?Check Out This Gi Here Continue reading
Back in 2015 we reviewed the BJJ Globetrotters gi, which received our highest praises. The innovative company has released another iteration of their specialized travel gi and sent us one to compare to the original version. How does the newer version stack up to the original?
Judo was initially created as a mental, moral and physical pedagogy in Japan and was categorized as a modern martial art. However, it has evolved over the years into an Olympic and combat sport. The main aim of Judo is to throw, takedown, subdue or immobilize an opponent to the ground forcing them to submit with a choke or joint lock. Weapons, strikes, and thrust by feet and hands are also allowed in Judo but only when pre-arranged and are prohibited in competitions and when practicing.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu commonly known as BJJ is a martial art focused on ground fighting and grappling with intentions of controlling one’s opponent using techniques that subdue him or her into submission. It is a gentle art as even the weakest of people can win by using submissions (locks, chokes) and leverage to defend themselves against a stronger opponent.
The popularity of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) has seen a steady rise over the past few years due in part to a growing audience of mixed martial arts (MMA) viewers.
While it looks like a scary and intimidating sport, especially for beginners, this form of martial arts actually takes pride in being a gentle art. The beauty of this practice is that even a smaller person can take down a much bigger person, with the help of the right strategies such as using leverage and submissions.
Pretty much anyone can start training in BJJ and there are a lot of gyms and coaches out there offering this kind of training.