The BUZZ Gi
Designing rash guards is my favorite hobby right now, seemingly taking up all of my day dreaming. A venture that we are very excited about at BUZZ is Gi design.
For those of you not familiar with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, there are two types of ways to train. Gi, (the traditional jacket and pants, tied shut with a colored belt that correlates to the wearers rank) and No-Gi which is trained with out the jacket and, wearing rash guards and shorts only. There are pros and cons to training in each but it is generally understood that training in one usually helps the skills in the other.
Gi design is an interesting process. Usually while making rash guards, I think about the piece of art wrapping around the body, as I have learned that if you think of the art as just a 2D piece, it warps and looks awkward on the body. For gis, It is much more flat. You can't design directly on the material, so it is all about the stitching, embroidery and the patches that will be adhered to the clothing.
We have now finished our first design for the Fight Family Kimono Company. There are a few changes that will be made when they are mass produced, but we decided to stick with a clean black with white stitching gi. Check out the photos below and let us know what you think!
These will be affordable starter gis for beginners that don't want to make a $150.00 investment.