19th February, 2015
Raijin Fightwear Releases Anticipated Gi
Raijin Fight Wear have released their ‘Signature’ Gi/Kimono, available for purchase from their website. Developed and designed for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Artists over the last year, its shape, fit and materials used result in a Gi that is very comfortable to train and compete in, with out compromising on durability. The attention to detail and finishing touches makes for a stunning design that’s classic in styling with contemporary flair. Their first Gi to be release is a premium Kimono at an affordable price.
The pearl weave jacket is relatively lightweight, weighing 550gsm. This allows for movement and comfort. It has the durability of a double weave and can withstand tough wear and tear. The jacket has been pre-shrunk and the pearl weave fabric will ensure minimal to no shrinkage on cold washes. If a small amount of shrinkage is needed it can be achieved by washing and drying it on a warm heat. This Gi comes in in-between sizes so you will be able to get a Gi that fits straight from the website.
The foam filled lapel hold its shape without being overly stiff. The firmness will make it harder for opponents to grip, perfect for competing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournaments. Sweat absorption is minimal which benefits hygiene.
The pants are made from ripstop cotton. They are extremely lightweight and very easy to manoeuvre in yet strong and durable thus will not rip easily. The kneepads are extended all the way to the ankle for extra comfort. The drawstring rope, used to keep the pants up, is made of bungee cored that holds tight under pressure but is also easy to untie when you’ve finished training. The rope in held in place by 6 secured loops.
The cut of the Gi is tapered to fit closer to your body. The jacket and trouser cuffs are slightly narrower compared to a standard Gi, making it hard for your opponent to grip. This Gi is ideal for competing in. It is IBJJF approved and the lightness of it will help you keep within your weight bracket.
The exterior has been embroidered with the Raijin logos, all of which has been placed in accordance with IBJJF criteria. The Gi is sewn together with strong silver thread. The Gi also features 3 woven lables; on the lapel, inside the jacket and on the pants. The labels design is the forward facing Raijin Demon, God of thunder and lightning. The strap line ‘Respect All, Fear None’, accompanies the demon face.
A lightning storm is spread across the inside of the jacket yoke. The design is sublimated into comfortable rashguard material (82% polyester, 18% spandex) and will not crack, peel or fade. It reaches across the top of the back and shoulders and finishes at the chest. The inside lining is secured into place with additional reinforcement stitching. The inside jacket and trouser cuffs benefit from seam tape that reduces chafing and irritation. The tape also extends along the lapel, matching the lightning design found on jacket lining.
It also comes with a free Gi bag ideal, for carrying a Gi separately from your other items after training. The black drawstring bag features the same bungee cord used on the pants, with a large white Demon face print on one side.
About Raijin Fight Wear
Raijin Fight Wear is a martial arts equipment and apparel company dedicated to bringing quality products and unique designs to those passionate about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Muay Thai Boxing as well as other full contact sports. Raijin Fight Wear focus on innovation and development to create products that improve user experience. After noticing a lack of individuality in the fight wear industry they decided to fuse interests of urban street culture and Japanese art to create designs that break conventionality and stand out amongst the mainstream. Raijin Fight Wear aims to bridge the gap between sports wear and street fashion creating garments that are both functional and stylish.
Raijin Fight Wear was founded in December 2012 and is based in Birmingham, UK.
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