The Gato gi celebrates the cat and its many juxtaposing traits being playful yet mysterious, while remaining a symbolstrength all the while. This gi has a balance of graphics and a color palate that are both dark yetcheerfully bright at the same time. A gi for any mood, look good, feel good and roll good in the Gato.
Graphic elements for this gi were designed by @thomasetattoos an amazing tattoo artist and BJJ brown belt.
To this point our story has all been in Chapters, this gi will stand alone from the rest. The classic is going to be a staple that we will re-stock and do our best to have on hand in as many sizes as possible. This gi is made with the same fit and construction as our Chapter gis but with no sublimation liner and very minimal decoration. For this reason we are also keeping the price point on the lower side. This makes for a great comp gi as it is IBJJF legal and has plenty of room for your school patch.
Pearl weave gusset and inside knee reinforcement on the pants
Includes wooden Nine Lives laser engraved clothing hanger
6 belt loops on pants
EVA foam padded collar covered with ripstop fabric
Woven labels and embroidery
ID taped seams on sleeves, pants and bottom hem of jacket
White gi with White trim and Gold embroidery
Model (5'10" and 180lbs) wearing A1Tall (un-washed) in pictures and A2 in video
Chapter 9 - Kitsune - White
Nine is a special number for this brand so the 9th chapter needed to be something different and unique. In Japanese 'Kitsune' means fox and these animals are common in Japanese folklore. While sometimes the foxes trick others in the folktales where kitsune appear, many times the foxes are seen as faithful guardians, friends, lovers, and wives. The legends say that the more tails the kitsune has the more powerful it is. Nine tails being the most a fox may posses though. If this gi has supernatural powers then it certainly has the maximum level that a nine tailed fox would have. Hopefully you feel like you have a few extra tricks up your sleeve when you break this gi out on the mat.
The design comes from artist @ashton.alexandr who specializes in a neo traditional and Japanese tattoo style. There are no words or even our brand name on this kimono, only Japanese symbols including the number nine on the chest and the symbol for 'kitsune' on the pants.