I have a new site up at KnightBJJ.com! Check it out to see technique videos and info, stuff about training and other jiu-jitsu related issues. I hope you like it!
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These are a couple of favorite high percentage finishes off the arm drag. Enjoy!
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I remember when there weren’t “BJJ ” gis. You had to train in a judo gi. Then manufacturers started popping up and making a change here or there; more form-fitting, grip-reducing gis became the standard. Then competition guidelines forced more changes in design and fabrication. Certain companies jumped out in front as the industry leaders, other companies followed suit, and today there are so many companies with comparable products it is difficult to tell where to purchase a gi any longer.
I was a die-hard Atama man, but after becoming dissatisfied with their service and quality, I began looking elsewhere. I found some brands I was really impressed with, and I started to see some trends I could actually get behind. And as is the case with our rapid-pace social media driven society, many gi companies began to resemble each other, making it difficult for one to stand out over another. And then I found DaFirma Kimono Company.
When I created the moniker of Knight BJJ for use of seminars and such, I started looking not just for a quality gi company, but one that would create me a custom product. I happened upon DaFirma Kimono Company in its relative infancy, and honestly, I didn’t know much about them. After a couple of correspondences via phone and email, I was blown away by the careful consideration and professionalism exhibited by Ricardo Tubbs, the owner of the company. His courtesy alone made me want to give him my business. And then, when I saw the level of detail he put into his work, I knew I had made the right selection.
But I will be honest: because of the smaller scale and newness of DaFirma, the quality, while very good, wasn’t quite on par with the major names in the business. There were little odds and ends that the big boys pulled off a bit better. I mentioned a couple of things to Ricardo, because I saw the potential of his company, and before I even got out any concerns I had, he had already been working on these exact things. These days, anyone would be hard-pressed to find any details that don’t rival or exceed any gi manufacturer out there. Not only this, but the DaFirma line of rash guards and shorts are right up there with the gi quality now as well!
Some of the things that are most note-worthy of the DaFirma Kimonos are as follows:
100% Preshrunk Cotton
EVA Foam Collar
Contrasting Color Stitching
Reinforced at Every Stress Point
Triple stitched at all Stress Points
Preshrunk Ripstop Pants
6 Point Belt Loop System
Nylon Rope drawstring
Reinforced Stress Points
Triple Stitched Across all Stress Points
New flex panel material for pant crotch
And many more details I haven’t named here.
Each gi is crafted with careful precision to competition guidelines, making sure they are comfortable and fitting. And speaking of fit, check out the sizes offered and let me know anyone else who is this accommodating to the measurements of the customer:
In conclusion, I didn’t write this because there is anything in it for me. I wrote this to help people searching for a great gi find that great gi. I also wrote this, because I believe that business can be both professional and successful while being polite and courteous. It is a joy for me to see DaFirma Kimono Company grow and thrive without once sacrificing integrity and character. If you haven’t given them a try, you should!
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A technique I have had a lot of success hitting lately.
Tags: 100 Kilos, Amy Kilpatrick, DaFirma Kimonos, Eli Knight, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Jiu Jitsu, Side Mount Escape
• Rude and Selfish People
• Cold Dreary Days
• Getting Smashed Under Side Control
• My Gorgeous Purple Belt Fiancé
• DaFirma Kimonos, Makers of the Best Damn Gis on Planet Earth
• Escaping From Side Control
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Some useful techniques to formulate a linear strategy for butterfly guard. Different options for the most common energies an opponent might give from this position. Butterfly Guard Sweeps and Options