4.29.2010

WHERE DO YOU BUY YOUR BJJ GEAR IN SOUTHEAST ASIA?

When I first moved back to Asia some five years ago there was no store in Bangkok that sold BJJ equipment and that remains true to this day (outside of a few academies). And in comparison to other martial arts like TKD or Karate, BJJ is far more expensive when considering the cost of training, kimono and protective gear. So how have people managed over the years? I would like to hear from the community: Where they buy their BJJ gear?

I will include a 'poll' on the column to the right for people to cast their vote.

ONLINE STORE
There are a number of online stores selling all types of equipment but most are based outside of Southeast Asia. Perhaps a few in Singapore and Philippines but mostly: US, UK, Japan, AUS.

BUY FROM OVERSEAS
Perhaps you or a friend get to travel overseas and offer your services to buy gear for everyone to bring back from your trip.

LOCAL PRODUCER/YOUR ACADEMY
Perhaps there's a local producer of gear and or your academy sells their own uniform.
SPONSOR
You're a kick-ass BJJ star and is sponsored with free gear

USE JUDO/KARATE GI
Forget BJJ kimonos, you rock either a double-weave judo gi or a cream-colored karate gi to BJJ class

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey guys. Will be flying to Hong Kong in a few weeks. Where can I get bjj gis/gear there? I can't seem to find any solid information on the net. Thanks in anticipation and sorry for the hijack. Cheers.

LUKE said...

Samulime gis @ KLNBJJ

Storm Kimonos @ Grips

HKJJ have their own gis

supersabby7 said...

Thanks Luke!

Anonymous said...

how about in singapore?

Anonymous said...

The wealth of the mind is the only wealth.

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