CARBYNE is excited to launch a NOGI collaboration with 10th Planet Redlands that launches for pre-order on on CARBYNE's website starting on Monday, September 7, 2020 and concludes Sunday, September 20, 2020. The design was a meeting of the minds between CARBYNE founder and designer Shawn Williams and 10th Planet Redlands owner and head coach "Slick" Rick Marshall.
The NOGI kit was a clean design featuring a black design with yellow trim, which are two primary colors for the academy's logo. The background of the rashguard features subtle triangles while the sleeves have two stripes with a military style USA flag on the right bicep and a CARBYNE logo on the left bicep. The back neck area of the rashguard features a small yellow 10th Planet Redlands logo. The shorts are a very clean black and yellow design and can be worn on the mats for BJJ, kickboxing and mixed martial arts training.
The collaboration is part of CARBYNE's REVIVAL INITIATIVE where we partner with BJJ academies on the design and pre-order of NOGI kits to help the academies during these unprecedented and difficult times. The schools receives 50% of the revenue from each piece sold. The new gear also provides the academy's students with new gear that helps build team unity as academies reopen.
CARBYNE has gone into pre-order sales with two academy partners that have long standing relationships with company founder Shawn Williams. BJJ friendships are some of the strongest bonds orged from countless hours spent on the mats together drilling, learning, rolling, collaborating and just sitting against the wall after training and talking about life. Shawn met both Karel Pravec and Warren Stout from his lifetime spent on the mats and is excited to work with both of their academies.
Shawn has trained alongside Silver Fox BJJ Head Coach Karel Pravec for over 20 years with both martial artists being considered Renzo Gracie OGs. When they first met, Shawn was still a college student and Professor Karel was working in banking and the two training together in the early morning classes at Renzo’s. Both have become successful academy owners and ambassadors and innovators in the gentle art through coaching, seminars, and series of online videos. We were excited to work with Professor Karel and his team to develop the NOGI kit shown below and available for pre-order on our site from August 16, 2020 to August 30, 2020.
Shawn and Warren Stout first met in New York City in the early 2000s when Shawn was an instructor at the academy and Warren was training there after a decorated collegiate wrestling career at Lehigh University. Professor Warren spent time as an instructor at Shawn’s academy in Los Angeles before returning to Western Pennsylvania to open Stout PGH/Renzo Gracie Pittsburgh, the largest BJJ, Muay Thai and Fitness academy in the Pittsburgh market. The design Shawn and Warren worked on together is currently available as a pre-order at https://stouttrainpitt.com/online-store/.
As a company, we love working with both old and new friends within the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community. The beautiful part of our art is the openness and friendliness on and off the mats and competitions. We look forward to working with our current friends to support each other and making new friends as we continue to grow. If you are interested in working with CARBYNE, please contact us at email@example.com.