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Submission Fight Company is owned and operated by Shakib Nassiri, a purple belt under Jean Jacques Machado. Recently I was sent the Submission FC children’s Sprout gi as well as their new Ranked rashguard to review.
- 350 GSM single weave gi top
- 10oz twill pants
- Cotton/polyester blend
- Green contrast stitching and accents
- Orange and green “Sprout” embroidery
- Heavily reinforced stress points
- Free gi bag included
The Sprout gi was designed to be soft and flexible against children’s sensitive skin. I’m not a kid, obviously, but I still think this gi is super cute. All of the Submission FC gis have “Submission” embroidered across the shoulders, but the Sprout gi has its own custom design as well. The word “Sprout” is embroidered on the hip of the pants, across the bottom hem on the back of the jacket, and across the bottom of the front lapel.
In addition, the sprout symbol has been embroidered onto the skirt and knee reinforcements. I love those little sprouts! A sprout is just beginning to become what it will be, and isn’t that what we are all doing in our BJJ training?
The softness of the Sprout gi has been advertised in the product description and I’ve found it to be accurate. However, like many soft weaves, the jacket attracts and retains lint. There is also pilling throughout the jacket after a couple of months of wear.
The construction of the gi is solid and there haven’t been any tears or unraveling of threads at any of the seams. There are a lot of loose threads at the belt loops, which is typical of most BJJ gis, and these can easily be trimmed away. The embroidery and stitching have remained vibrant and the gi is still black, but the green accents at the hip, skirt, and belt loops have noticeably faded.
“A sprout is just beginning to become what it will be, and isn’t that what we are all doing in our BJJ training?”
What stood out for me on this gi was how solid the collar is in contrast with the softness of the jacket. It is as stiff and thick as any respectable adult gi.
Looking at the size chart, the size K4 Sprout gi should fit someone from 4’10” to 5’2” and up to 105lb. I think the height is about right, where I’m 5’0, but the gi is roomy enough that it could fit someone to about 120lb. I enjoy the fit of this gi and have found it comfortable during rolling. I can’t think of a single feature that has caused any issues during training.
Submission FC has offered a women’s gi in the past, but currently the only gi in their line that would fit someone my size is the children’s gi. Complete measurements for both the gi and the rashguard are above. Unfortunately, I must have misplaced my pre-wash measurements, but I have cold-washed and hang-dried the gi since I got it and shrinkage has been minimal.
- Recycled polyester/spandex blend
- Sublimated printing -designs will never crack, peel, or fade away
- Antibacterial, moisture-wicking, and odor-resistant technology
- Ergonomically cut specifically for BJJ
- Extra long to prevent ride up
- Tear-away tag
- Made in the U.S.A.
The Submission FC ranked rashguard is reportedly the only BJJ rashguard made of recycled poly material. I didn’t notice any difference between the feel of this rashguard and any of the others I have. It felt light and wicked away sweat during rolling. There was no heaviness as it became saturated.
“I didn’t notice any difference between the feel of this rashguard and any of the others I have. It felt light and wicked away sweat during rolling. There was no heaviness as it became saturated.”
Currently Submission FC does not offer t-shirts or rashguards in women’s sizes. I hope in the future they will introduce a size extra small so everyone can wear their gear. I like that they printed “SUBMISSION” repeatedly on the rashguard material, since I think it’s more eye-catching than the solid black and purple on most ranked rashguards. But since the rashguard is too big for me, the design on the back is lost in bunched up material. On me, the design says, “SIMISSION”.
Although I wish it fit me properly, I like that the rashguard is longer than usual. It never rides up and the bagginess covers any weight fluctuations that may occur when candy is on sale.
As a fellow BJJ practitioner, Submission Fight Company founder Shakib Nassiri has firsthand knowledge as to what we want and need on the mats. The Sprout gi and Ranked rashguard join the long list of new and innovative training products from Submission Fight Company.
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