Built to Fight Split Side Anti-Microbial Grip Shorts
On The Mat sponsored the 2008 USA Grappling World Team that I was fortunate enough to be a part of. We competed in Lucerne, Switzerland and Team USA brought home the World Championship! That year’s team consisted of U.S. Grappling superstars Ricky Lundell, Jeff Monson, Jacob Volkmann and Rafael Davis.
OTM was kind enough to provide us with rash guards, shorts and a sweet gi! These particular pieces of equipment have been some of my favorites over the past couple of years so I will share a little
These shorts have a really cool combination of Gi material along the inseam and a more traditional board short material. The Grip Shorts come with an elasticized draw string in addition to a very secure and sturdy Velcro closure system. Once I put them on I felt very secure there would be no worries of them slipping down or off.
The Gi material is firm but surprisingly comfortable and flexible. I am able to have an added degree of friction because of it and it helps with guard work. I have shrunk mine slightly from putting them in the dryer. Notwithstanding they still keep a nice loose fit. Anyone preferring the original fit could just as easily let them hang to air dry.
These shorts offer a clean and simple design, which I like, however, they are not as flashy as some may prefer. Based on the current trend in coloration and designs out there these shorts seem rather plain looking. They can be jazzed up by ordering the alternating color pattern or adding logos as we had for our US Team shorts. If you’re thinking of a short that looks good and allows room for sponsors to show their support then this is the short for you.
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