Category: The Grappler’s Closet

The Grappler’s Closet – Gawakoto

Open Mat Radio’s Grappler’s Closet “Supporting grassroots grappling brands” Your Brand OPEN MAT RADIO: What inspires your designs/style? GAWAKOTO: Jiujitsu & art, comic art to be exact. I’ve been an avid fan of the medium since I was a kid. Only managed to afford the addiction when I was in college; read a lot – from superhero

The Grappler’s Closet – OK! Kimonos

Open Mat Radio’s Grappler’s Closet “Supporting grassroots grappling brands” Your Brand OPEN MAT RADIO: What inspires your designs/style? OK! KIMONOS: The voice of the brand is really my voice. I’m very loud and very outgoing and I think the brand’s design and style really reflects that. I want to make something that is fun and playful, but

The Grappler’s Closet – Scramble

Open Mat Radio’s Grappler’s Closet “Supporting grassroots grappling brands” Your Brand OPEN MAT RADIO: What inspires your designs/style? SCRAMBLE: We get inspired by everything we see daily, but our roots are in the 4 years I (Matt) spent living in Japan. Japanese calligraphy, the fighting spirit of that country, minimalism, tattoo culture, Japanese history, as well as

The Grappler’s Closet – Macaco Branco

Open Mat Radio’s Grappler’s Closet “Supporting grassroots grappling brands” Your Brand OPEN MAT RADIO: What inspires your designs/style? MACACO BRANCO: Our designs are build around a special character – an albino monkey called Macaco Branco. Macaco Branco is portuguese and means white monkey. This character is really the essence of our brand. Macaco Branco is a black

The Grappler’s Closet – Six Deuce Gear

Open Mat Radio’s Grappler’s Closet “Supporting grassroots grappling brands” Your Brand OPEN MAT RADIO: What inspires your designs/style? 62 GEAR: I’m pretty much all over the place when it comes to our style, but a few consistencies do jump out. The majority of our designs are very subtle in terms of content. The hardcore, old-school combat sports

The Grappler's Closet – Competidor

Open Mat Radio’s Grappler’s Closet “Supporting grassroots grappling brands” The grappling community is a subculture unto itself. Real grapplers don’t wear shirts with flaming pit-bulls and barbwire demons. Real grapplers want to represent brands that represent us. Competidor is one of these brands. Competidor has one of the freshest most unique lines out today. You

The Grappler’s Closet – 31Fifty

Open Mat Radio’s Grappler’s Closet “Supporting grassroots grappling brands” The Brand: 31Fifty was founded by jiu jitsu practitioners that were frustrated with the availability of clothing that represented jiu jitsu culture. Tired of shirts with barbwire and blood the 31Fifty crew decided to start their own brand. With a heavy influence from surfing and island culture