Back in the day, there weren't very many companies catering to the jiu jitsu community. Sizes and designs were limited, and if you didn't fit in it or didn't like it... well, tough cookie.
Fast forward to today! The jiu jitsu industry is virtually flooded with "jiu jitsu brands" creating fight gear and apparel. Some are fantastic... others not so much. We wanted to take a moment to highlight a brand that we think is the bee's knees: Choke Republic.
Choke Republic has been around for a few years, but in the last year or two we've seen them really ramp up their game.
Entirely a clothing company - sorry guys, no gis... yet? - Choke Republic has been producing some exciting tees and snapbacks since day one. Remember the Yoda tee, featuring "Jiu Jitsu Player You Are" in the shape of everyone's favorite diminutive Jedi?
We believed in the brand early and started selling their tees at major IBJJF tournaments, but the brand only just blew up after they signed on some of the sport's biggest athletes - such as Leandro Lo and Andre Galvao - to rep their gear.
Now, Choke Republic boasts over 35 different, and totally awesome, active designs. Not only is each series they launch better than the last, but they also have options for women and kids, too! Which we think is really cool because they're often an after-thought for most brands.
Our favorite part? Their slogan: "One Jiu Jitsu, on the mat, indivisible, with chokes and submissions for all."
Train on. Oss.