Our friend, Meerkatsu, over in the UK has this crazy-ass idea. Since BJJ is all about the flair, and people who train in BJJ are obviously intelligent, creative people with questionable taste, why not have a contest in which everyone submits their own crazy-ass designs? The best part is that the winner will actually get a gi in their design courtesy of Tatami Fightwear.
So far, over 100 entries have been received and more are coming all the time. So, if you haven’t already done so, check out how to enter, which couldn’t be easier. Download, print, or otherwise modify the template, and send your entry to Seymour (seymouryang at gmail dot com). For inspiration, check out the Design Your Own Crazy-Ass Gi Facebook group (and join it), and have fun. The crazier, the better.
I like to write and I’m actually pretty fair with my hands, but when you get me near a computer for art stuff, I’m very bad. With that said, below are my three submissions:
The inspiration for this one is pretty clear. Bavarian Jiu Jitsu in the house.
The Villian’s Gi:
This one’s pretty simple. Black, because someone has to be the bad guy. Target on the back because there’s always someone gunning for you.
The Butcher’s Gi:
I just thought it would be cool to have a gi inspired by the butcher’s diagrams, where you see the different cuts of meat. The thought of rolling with “Bacon” written in block letters on my stomach and “Fatback” on my back just makes me smile.
Have fun and I’ll look forward to seeing all of your designs online.