Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Preview: Flow Kimonos Hemp Belt


I love my new hemp belt from Flow Kimonos! I've only washed it once so far and it already feels broken in. And what a pretty color! Purple belt forever! (Just kidding!)

Preview: OSS Daruma Kimono

This is my third OSS gi, the Daruma Kimono and it's the nicest one yet! Size K4 fits great, though the skirt is longer than I'd like at 29 inches. I love how soft and luxurious the gold weave feels! I could sleep in this gi! Unfortunately, this gi is only available in limited quantities on the Oss Clothing website but if you're really interested, message them to find out what's up! Their customer service is amazing. The cost of the gi is $145.

Pics and measurements are below and remember, to enlarge anything all you have to do is click it. My full review is coming to Breaking Muscle in the next few months.

Preview: Grab & Pull Premium Version 3 Grey Women's Gi




This is my very first Grab & Pull gi and I absolutely love it! Size F1 fits great, though maybe a little tight on the shoulders. So far it's been comfortable to roll in an all around awesome gi. Unfortunately, I can't seem to find this gi for sale anywhere but it's listed on RollMore for $149.99. I bought it on BJJHQ a little while ago for $100 so maybe it will come up again. 

Pics and measurements are below and remember, to enlarge anything all you have to do is click it. My full review is coming to Breaking Muscle in the next few months.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Review: Submission Fight Company Hemp BJJ Tshirts



Brazilian jiu jitsu is addictive and after you’ve been training for a while, you’ll notice that it has taken over your life. When my fitness routine consisted of lifting weights five days a week, I never wore anything outside of the gym that would indicate that weightlifting was “my thing”. My workout gear consisted of cheap shorts or gym pants and tshirts I got at Walmart. Things are much different now. Now I have more jiu jitsu gear than I have normal clothing. Now most of my tshirts are BJJ-related even though I’m almost forty (sad, I know). So when When Shakib Nassiri, the owner of Submission Fight Company and a purple belt under Jean Jacques Machado, contacted me about reviewing the new hemp Brazilian tshirts, I agreed immediately.  

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Preview: Submission Fight Company Aura Gi Pants



I've been sent Submission FC's Aura gi pants to review and here's the truth:

I'm wearing them right now.

I might wear them all day, they're that comfortable. They're a poly/cotton blend and they're available now for $59.95. Scroll down for pics and measurements and remember to click photos to enlarge. My full review is available on Breaking Muscle!

Preview: Mitmunk Vostok Leggings





The best thing about training jiu jitsu is being able to wear clothing that you haven't been brave enough to wear in public since elementary school. When Can Sommez, AKA Slideyfoot, shared a photos of the Bionic leggings by Mitmunk, I knew I had to try them. 

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Killer Bee Custom Gi Photos




I've finally taken lots of pictures of my Killer Bee custom gi. It turned out fantastic! Check it out! Click the photos to enlarge.

Monday, 4 August 2014

Preview: The RAD Roller


 My back and neck are always giving me trouble and I've found the Lacrosse ball is one of the only things that has helped me feel better. I've always wished I could find a massager with two Lacrosse balls attached; one for each side of my spine. So I did an internet search and found the RAD Roller. It's portable so you can roll anywhere and, unexpectedly, it smells great.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Preview: Combat Skin Samurai in Combat Rashguard


Check out the Samurai in Combat rashguard by Combat Skin. People have been telling me it reminds them of the Transformers. Awesome design and color scheme! Get yours at CombatSkin.com for $59. A review is coming soon to Breaking Muscle but you can check out more photos and measurements below right now!

Monday, 28 July 2014

Preview: POSS MMA Rashguard and Grappling Tights




I'm in the process of testing the new rashguard and grappling tights  both available for $49.99 from POSS MMA. I love the look of this rashguard; it's fresh and feels great during training. For more pictures and full measurements, read on and stay tuned for my full review on Breaking Muscle.

Remember to click the pictures for full-size and for easier viewing.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Preview: Flow Kimonos Air Series Gi




Behold the Flow Kimonos Air Series gi. Now in size A0! This gi will attract attention for all of the right reasons. I've been getting tons of compliments on it. You can, too, but you'll have to wait til the first week of August 2014 when they're restocked! All of this can be yours for only $129.99US. Keep reading for photos and measurements and remember, if you want to enlarge any photo, simply give it a click. Clicking one photo will also bring up all of the photos for easy viewing. The full review is coming soon to Breaking Muscle!

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Preview: Eminence Kimonos "The Jester" Women's Gi



Eminence Kimonos has developed a new line of BJJ gis for the rulers of the mats! All of their gis come in sizes for men, women and children and if you check out their sister site, Just a Girl in the BJJ World, you will see that they have the most creative line of women's gis on the market today! From the blinged out zebra motif of the "Just a Girl" gi to the clean cut look of the “The Eminent One” there’s something to suit everyone! I’ve received “The Jester” for review so keep reading for pics and measurements and keep your eye out for my full review on Breaking Muscle.  Remember, to enlarge the photos, give them a click.

Prices: Adults $149.99  Women $139.99 Kids $109.99

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Preview: Tatami Phoenix Women's BJJ Gi


Tatami's Phoenix womens BJJ gi was designed by Seymour Yang AKA Meerkatsu. This may be the only gi designed by him that he hasn't rolled in himself! It fits a lot like the Zero G v2 but has a lot more bling! Check out the additional photos below, whichTatami Fightwear for $93.33. My full review will be available on April 3, 2014 on Breaking Muscle. 
can be enlarged by clicking them. The Phoenix gi is available from

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Photo Gallery by Aggro Photography


Thank you, Martin Blais of Aggro Photography for the amazing photos! If you're looking for a photographer in Halifax, NS, Martin offers photography services for families, athletes and more! Martin has portable equipment so is able to shoot photos at your convenience. Follow Aggro on Facebook and Twitter to keep up on promotions and more!

Be sure to check him out and keep reading to see the rest of the photos from our shoot! Click the images to make them larger.

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Preview: Fenom Kimonos' Hannette Staack Signature Gi



After I reviewed Fenom Kimonos' white pearl weave gi for Breaking Muscle, I was so impressed I ordered the pearl weave in navy as well. As a surprise, owner Triin Seppel included the Hannette Staack Signature gi for review. This gi is priced at $140USD and will help to fund the 8-time World Champions training. My review of this gi is coming soon to Jiu Jitsu Style magazine so subscribe now for the digital or print edition of this amazing magazine!

Keep reading for measurement and more photos. Click to enlarge photos.

Monday, 13 January 2014

Preview: Grips Athletics Chillout Women's Tracktop


The Chillout Tracktop by Grips Athletics has permanently replaced my Lululemon track top. Grips keeps hitting it out of the park with quality performance gear. It has breathable mesh under the arms and at the sides, a honey comb pattern, flat zipped pockets, an MP3 player pocket with a hole for the earphone wire, reflective accents... the list is endless. My review will be up on Breaking Muscle in the next few months. If the spring-like weather keeps up in Nova Scotia, it may be up sooner! Read on for more pics plus measurements!

Preview: 93 Brand Jiu Jitsu Arm Drags! Rashguard


The Arm Drags rashguard from 93 Brand Jiu Jitsu is just one of many amazing rashguards that will be available on Rollmore.com. I also heard a rumor that this rashguard will be available on BJJHQ sometime soon so start saving your pennies! Click the pictures to enlarge and read on for measurements. Check back on Breaking Muscle for my full review in the coming months!

Friday, 10 January 2014

Titans Women's BJJ Student Profile: Kelly Pittman


In the Stuart Cooper Film "We Are ArtistsRafael Lavato Jr. says it best. "Martial arts can really bring everyone together, especially jiu jitsu. You see it in academies all across the world. So many times I'm on my mat and I look back and I'm sitting against the wall and I just look at the mat and I look around  and I see all of these people together, sharing their techniques and sharing their energies and having fun with each other and then you realize, look this is a highschool kid, this is a business man, this is a family man; people that are just all across the spectrum, people that would never cross paths with each other any other way. It's really amazing. I think you see that so much more with jiu jitsu than other martial arts because of the connection that you make with people."

Titans Women's BJJ Student Profile: Sara Drysdale



In the Stuart Cooper Film "We Are Artists" Rafael Lavato Jr. says it best. "Martial arts can really bring everyone together, especially jiu jitsu. You see it in academies all across the world. So many times I'm on my mat and I look back and I'm sitting against the wall and I just look at the mat and I look around  and I see all of these people together, sharing their techniques and sharing their energies and having fun with each other and then you realize, look this is a highschool kid, this is a business man, this is a family man; people that are just all across the spectrum, people that would never cross paths with each other any other way. It's really amazing. I think you see that so much more with jiu jitsu than other martial arts because of the connection that you make with people."

Thursday, 2 January 2014