“When you’re the one making the rules and setting the standards you can’t lose. You always win when you don’t give a fuck” –SPEAK!
You’ve got to give it to Marcelo Garcia…. He’s either coming up with new innovative moves or tweaking current ones to make them more effective. I’ve been playing around with his 1 Leg X Guard lately. Beautiful stuff.
With the mma market practically flooded with clothing options, It’s hard to stand out in the crowd. Luckily Hayabusa is practically the gold standard in mma gear and equipment. Every piece of mma gear I have purchased from them has been nothing short of durable.
I’ve had their original Kyoudo fight shorts since I started doing BJJ in 2007. You know a piece of clothing is durable when you’ve worn them at least twice a week for 4 years.
Me in Action 2 Years Ago
1 Year Ago
The Kyoudo fight shorts have a number of features which make it stand out from the plethora of fight shorts options. They feature a stretch panel located on the inner thigh which help for unrestricted motion (especially when you are attempting gogoplatas and monoplatas). One feature I liked in particular is the inner grip waistband system, which is easy to adjust and fits comfortably on my body. The shorts also contain High IQ odor prevention material which inhibit bacteria growth. I have no idea what this is (Do they blend synthetic copper in their fabric?) but I’m just gonna go with it.
There are only a few setbacks I can think of. The shorts do come at a higher price point. Though it’s you will be spending a little more money these will last much longer than other fight shorts. I personally think the current Hayabusa designs are slightly getting larger and bolder, but they have not reached the absolute ridiculously out there level that many brands flaunt (“Come on Bro! I gotta get these. There are skulls and flames on it!”).
If you’re serious about training and have no time to worry about the durability, functionality, and design of your fights shorts, definitely invest in these. The only thing I regret is not buying 2 pairs of the original Kyoudo shorts. You probably can’t find them anymore…
Score: Over 9000
These shoes are awesome; I don’t care if you disagree!
This is Visvim’s take on the Jika-Tabi (地下足袋?, “tabi that contact the ground”) shoe. It is a classic Japanese workboot with the split toe and woven upper. The price is extremely high at ~$800 dollars (You can find much cheaper style shoes here). I can’t stress enough how much detail, function, and history is expressed in every Visvim shoe. I have original suede Visvim FBTs that I purchased 3 years ago that have stood the test of time. Hell, at this price point however, these shoes better last forever.