In the fall of 2017, I was contacted by Elite Sports to do a review of their Star Short Sleeve Rashguard Golden and their Advanced Spat Pants. When the items arrived, I took lots of photos, as you can see in the gallery below, however after four wears, the entire crotch of the spats ripped at the seams during class. I contacted the company to ask what they would like me to do with them and they felt that I should limit my review to the rashguard.
Jiu jitsu is not for the weak of heart. It is sweatier and smellier than some people can handle and the level of contact leaves practioners at risk for skin infections if they're not careful. That's why it's important to cover the skin during training with gear like the 93 Brand Standard Issue Tights.
Under the Gi Apparel is a Brazilian jiu jitsu apparel company located in Toronto, Ontario, founded and operated by BJJ practitioners Cat and David. The partners are big supporters of the BJJ community and have sponsored countless events and tournaments across Canada. This review will focus on the custom Mind Games rashguard, which was designed for the June 2016 submission-only charity tournament held in Truro, Nova Scotia. Stigma Submission Fire was organized to bring awareness to those suffering with mental illness in our community.
The YSIC 550 gi is the first release from the Nova Scotia, Canada based company, TechNACITY. Owner Dan Vanderlans is a Brazilian jiu jitsu brown belt and instructor at Marmac Athletics in Truro, NS. He has been key in growing the sport locally, organizing tournaments, competing regularly and helping kids and adults to become technical and tenacious on the mats.