Gi Review – Ground Game Interceptor 2.0

Posted: 25th August 2016 by admin in Uncategorized

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This is a short review of the Ground Game Interceptor 2.0 Gi.

Quick Version:
Feels like a standard cotton gi – not too soft or too rough.
Good white contrast stitching.
Quick tie/release rope drawstring – however no permanent knot at the ends to keep it from slipping.

Details:

  • 550 GSM Gold Weave
  • Canvas cotton pants
  • Contrast stitching
  • High-thread count embroidered designs
  • Unique angular knee reinforcement pattern
  • Full channel drawstring loops for comprehensive security
  • Round cord drawstring
Ground Game Interceptor 2.0 Jacket - front

Ground Game Interceptor 2.0 Jacket – front

 

Ground Game Interceptor 2.0 Jacket - back

Ground Game Interceptor 2.0 Jacket – back

 

Ground Game Interceptor 2.0 Pants

Ground Game Interceptor 2.0 Pants

 

Hemp Gi review – Flow Kimonos Black Hemp Gi

Posted: 28th April 2016 by admin in Uncategorized

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This is a review of the Flow Kimonos Black Hemp Gi.

Quick version: 
Right out of the package this gi is soft, breathable and comfortable.  Nice embroidery, contrast stitching with a quick release draw string.
The pants are the best feeling gi pants in terms of softness and comfort I’ve ever worn.  Fantastic gi!  I would recommend a Flow Hemp gi to anyone!

 

Long version:
Over the years, I’ve owned several gis (Atama, Koral and Tatami) but at first glance, this Hemp gi has them beat.
First some background – Prior to this review, I had never tried any hemp clothing or a hemp gi so I did not know what to expect.  All my Brazilian Jiu Jitsu gis have always been the traditional cotton weaves.  I was excited when I read all the details about hemp being eco-friendly and naturally antimicrobial.

This is from their website:

  • Environmentally friendly
  • Hemp is grown without pesticides
  • Hemp replenishes the soil
  • Hemp has an extremely fast 12-14 week growth cycle
  • Hemp fabric is a naturally antimicrobial and anti-odor
  • Hemp fabric does not allow bacteria such as staph and ringworm to survive

 

The Hemp series gi came with a nice gi bag as you see in the picture below.

Flow Kimonos gi bag

Flow Kimonos gi bag

After pulling the gi out the first thing I noticed was that the material felt very soft and breathable.
Here is the gi top:

Flow Kimonos Hemp Gi top

Flow Kimonos Hemp Gi top

 

Flow Kimonos Hemp Gi top

Flow Kimonos Hemp Gi top

 

Flow Kimonos Hemp gi back

Flow Kimonos Hemp gi back

 

The gi pants are also the most comfortable gi pants I have ever worn.

Flow Kimonos Hemp gi pants

Flow Kimonos Hemp gi pants

Flow Kimonos Hemp gi pants

Flow Kimonos Hemp gi pants

 

Flow Kimonos also offers additional gi sizes like an A3L or an A3H which is very nice.  Most A3 gi pants are tight on me but the A3H I received fits great.  This gi is said to be 100% hemp material, 4 times stronger then cotton, softer, odor resistant and antimicrobial.  I will be testing this out by adding this to my gi rotation.  If all those qualities prove to be true I will seriously consider moving to all Hemp gis over time!  As for now, the Flow Kimonos Hemp gi feels fantastic and I’m excited to start using it.  Thanks to Jonathan at Flow Kimonos for the great customer service!

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More Reviews on the way

Posted: 15th January 2016 by admin in Uncategorized

I will have some more training apparel reviews up soon.
93 brand Ranked Rashguard is first up.

Until then you can see my Tatami Nova BJJ gi review here:

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Congratulations to the new Texas BJJ Black Belt

Posted: 12th December 2015 by admin in Uncategorized

Congratulations to the new Texas BJJ Black Belt – Bubba Bush.
He is a current UFC fighter and BJJ instructor at Brazos Valley Mixed Martial Arts in College Station.

Memorial Fund for friend and BJJ student

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Survey

Posted: 7th January 2014 by admin in Uncategorized

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