Tatami Fightwear recently released the next installment of my series of honey badger inspired BJJ gis. I love wearing it as it fits perfectly for me (size A1) but then I knew it would because it is based on the same cut as the Estilo and the Zero G gis from the Tatami Fightwear range. Here are some photos:
I unofficially titled this gi the Black Mamba vs Honey Badger because the black mamba is a very poisonous snake and kind of lives in the same part of the world as the honey badger. It's also a little nod to an old gi design by my friend John Smalls who designed the 'white mamba' for Shoyoroll. I'm sure neither of them mind!
I had a bit of a camera lapse so the pictures above are too over-exposed, sorry. I've also been too lazy to take selfies of my wearing it. Hopefully you can still see the details on the embroidery. The snakes wrap all the way from the chest over the shoulder blades to meet centrally at the honey badger face in the small of the back. It's quite a technical achievement for the factory to produce this. I was told that their machine broke down on every 7 or 8th gi, hence the very slow production!
And look...when you see young Daniel Agard wear the gi, it looks like he has an impressive set of locks, a bit like Predator in the Predator movie. An unintended effect.
You can buy the Honey Badger v2 gi at the following:
and most other retailers that stock Tatami Fightwear gear.
|Original pencil sketches|