If you have done a search for “MMA Shorts” or pretty much any term with the phrase “MMA” in it, you have undoubtedly seen an advertisement for Jaco Fight Shorts. Jaco refers to their shorts as the most technichally advanced fight shorts in the world. While I am not sure if that is true (because I haven’t tried on every pair of MMA shorts in the world) I can say they are definitely the most advanced shorts in my personal collection. I am throughly impressed with both the feel and features of these shorts. Right now, Jaco has their shorts available in two colors, a black with white lettering and an olive with black lettering. I ended up going with the black pair.
The first thing I noticed about the shorts when they arrived was the feel of the material. The shorts have a feel similar to a rash guard. This is because the product contains 10% spandex in it, along with 90% polyester. This has a couple benefits. First off, it will wick the sweat away from your body and allow additional breathability. Another benefit of this, is it will make it more difficult for an opponent to tug at your shorts and use them against you during a rolling session because the shorts will have a slight stretch to them. In comparrision the other pairs of shorts that I own are either 100% polyester or 100% nylon.
The other thing that I noticed as I inspected the shorts is that it has a built in jock supporter holder. This is sewn right into the lining in the front of the shorts and allows you to slip your cup/supporter right into the shorts. I actually tried it out right away and my cup fit into the sleeve fine. I trained for my entire first session with the cup in the built in sleeve, and it worked well. The only thing I didn’t like about this feature was that I was unable to adjust the position of the sleeve. I have the need for the supporter to sit a little bit lower on my body and I found myself wishing I could have adjusted the sleeve. Since Jaco is big on product research, I am sure they are continually looking at ways to improve their products, and I can see this feature being upgraded on their next line. As an alternative, on my second session I wore my supporter in my compression shorts. I was concerned that the sleeve might end up being in the way if it wasn’t being used, but that was not an issue at all.
There are actually a couple other cool features that I noticed about the shorts after I trained with them. The first was a small feature, but a very conveinent one. It was the placement of the sleeve for your mouth guard. Most shorts that I have used have a sleeve which is in the front of the shorts, and you have to dig down the front of your pants to pull out the sleeve. Aside from looking unpleasant to be digging down the front of your shorts in public, it can also be difficult to do if you are wearing a pair of grappling gloves. Jaco found a very reasonable and useful solution to this. They have sewn in the sleeve to the shorts in the inside of the left leg. When you have to take out your mouth guard, you just turn over the front pant leg and pop it in the pocket.
Another thing that I utilized with the shorts was their feature to adjust the sizing of the shorts. I purchased a size 32, but depending on my weight I can be between a 30 or 32, which always makes it difficult for me to find shorts that fit me, because I fluxuate so much. Jaco came up with a pretty cool soultion for this. They created a compression waist-tightening system that can be tightened without creating “scrunching or cinching” around the waist. This system provides a compression style fit internally to the garment that allows the external look of the shorts to remain unchanged. The way it works is that the draw string for the shorts has the feature of being weaved in an out of the inner lining to allow it to tighten on the inside, while allowing the outside to look “unbunched”. Most people might not notice or use this, but like I said, as I cut weight, my short size is always an issue, so this came in handy for me.
There was one other item in the shorts which I was sure had a purpose but I had no idea what it actually was, so I looked it up on Jaco’s website. In the back of the shorts they have a liner (or actually more like a flap) which hangs down over where the drawstring is in the back. Jaco calls this the fly backing panel construction which is used to prevent rubbing and chafing from the fly’s hook and loop material. It’s just another small, unique feature that shows that Jaco has really put a lot of thought and development into this product.
As I said before, Jaco has these shorts available in two colors at the moment. If Jaco can continue to provide quality shorts with cutting edge features, as they start to expand their line with different styles and color options, I expect this company to become a popular vendor for MMA shorts in the near future. I know I will definitely buy another pair once a new style comes out. The shorts are reasonably priced at $60.00 a pair.
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You can visit the Jaco Website at www.jacoclothing.com
You can visit the Jaco Website at www.jacoclothing.com
Groin protectors. It’s one of those items that everyone needs and no one really likes to talk about. But when you find a good one, believe it or not, it is important to share with others. Well, not the actual groin protector (that would just be gross), but share the fact that you found a quality product.
This is actually the fourth groin protector I have purchased in the last year. The reason for that being that I was previously using the “baseball style” groin protectors, I believe they are labeled “supporters”. The problem I was having was that the more I was grappling, I would find that the waste band strap was tearing. This prompted me to swtich to a short style groin protector. After my recent bout with MRSA, I decided to take extra precaustions and purchase a second groin protector, so I could have one to wear while my other one was in the wash. So now that you know the back story, let me tell you about the product.
First off all, the most important feature about the groin protector, is the Bio Flex cup. This came into play on my first time using it. I found that with the Bio Flex cup, you didn’t run into the problem of “crushing your stuff” when you have someone in an arm bar or knee bar. The cup has a little bit of give to it, which relives direct pressure on the cup. I also love the compression shorts. Two key points about the shorts, they are long, and they are a tight fit. This is good because the shorts won’t slide around while you are grappling. The longer shorts also cover a good amount of your thigh, so even if your short rides up while you are on the ground, you have some skin protection (which is great for cleanliness and preventing bacterial infections). Finally, one of the most important features of this product is the price. It is priced at only $29.99. Some protectors can cost as high as $40-$60 USD. With this item, you are getting a quality item at a great price. If you want to purchase one now, click on the picture below to visit MMAWarehouse.com to get yours.
Shock Doctor Basix Double Layer Thigh Compression Short with Bioflex Cup
Versatile compression short with flatlock seams, a ventilated inside cup pocket and comfort fit waistband. No X-Fit Double layer thigh compression integrates double layer side panels for extra protection BioFlex Cup features unique, vented bio-shape body with integrated gel perimeter pad for unrestricted movement and improved comfort Constructed with supportive four-way stretch anti-microbial fabric that wicks moisture away from the skin. ** PLEASE NOTE : No returns or exchanges on groin protectors** View Sizing Chart
If you are looking for a Kick Shield or Kicking Pad, you can’t go wrong with this Curved Body Shield by Combat Sports. Not only is this one of the most inexpensive options on the market right now, but it is comfortable to kick, while also being really durable. Because of the curved design, it is great for doing Round House Kicks, and can also be used for straight kicks or punches, as well as Ground and Pound drills.
Every avid martial artist should have this body shield. It is also a great option for a Martial Arts or MMA School looking for quality equipment at an affordable price. This is also be used by people who are simply doing personal training, as it can be used for Boxing, Kickboxing, Muay Thai or MMA drills. Adding this dimension to your personal training keeps your clients entertaing and interested in the training. To purchase this product today, click the image below.
Combat Sports Curved Body Shield
Multi-layered foam padding in vinyl shell Durable nylon straps Curved design provides increased strike and kick variety, as well as maneuverability 25″ tall x 16″ wide x 6″ thick Item may ship directly from the manufacturer via Ground Shipping and is subject to availability.
You know, Fairtex really should sponsor my website, because not only am I exclusively purchasing their gear for all my primary equipment, but I blog about it and tell you guys all the great things about them, and why I decided to make this purchase. Well, this item is no different. Just before I went to Thailand I purchase some new head gear, and only used it 1 or 2 times. While in Thailand I didn’t use it at all. So finally the other day I decided to use it while sparring against my friend Chris, when I realized I couldn’t see his feet. The problem was the cheek guard are so puffy that I couldn’t see his feet unless I put my head completely down. So I looked around and decided on the fairtex head gear. They have a nice open front while still providing a lot of protection. And of course they come with the same typical fairtex quality.
There are a couple other features that I like about this head guard. First off, when you strap the head guard in, the chin strap actually keeps your mouth from opening up, and will train you to keep your mouth shut and breath through your nose, while also keeping your chin tucked. Also, this head gear is easy to get in, with simply a large velcro patch at the back of the head guard. This is important, because I have had complicated head gear with ties and buckles and a bunch of other things to adjust once you get it on. One simple adjustment point is much more convenient.
The head gear is also really light weight, while at the same time providing maximum protection around the front of your head, ear and chin areas. The shell is made of a high quality leather also, so it will be durable and long lasting. Oh, and one more important point, it comes in blue which matches my MMA Fairtex gloves.
Now I just need fairtex shin guards and I’m set. Maybe they will read this plug and ship me a free pair.
If you need head gear, you should definitely pick this up. They are on sale at MMA Warehouse, so click the picture below and it will take you right to it.
Fairtex Sparring Head Guard
Used by amateur and pro fighters worldwide, Fairtex headgear is designed to offer the comfort, visibililty and the protection you need for years of hard sparring. Handmade in Thailand. Top grain leather shell. Shock-absorbing, high-density foam core. Fully adjustable. Available in M, L & XL. Item may ship directly from the manufacturer via Ground shipping if sufficient quantities are not available.
This may just be the most anticipated game in recent history. UFC Undisputed is available for either PS3 or XBox 360. If you buy it through my site (via MMA Warehouse) you will receive a bonus free T shirt. This game features over 80 different UFC fighters, along with the UFC Ring girls and other UFC personalities like Joe Rogan, Mike Goldberg and Dana White. Buy it now!
UFC 2009 Undisputed for PS3 PRESALE with Bonus T-Shirt
All pre-orders will receive a free, custom MMAWarehouse.com t-shirt in the size of your choice! Available sizes are S-3XL. Pre-Order Ships 5/19/2009 GAME FEATURES: AUTHENTIC UFC PERSONALITIES – Explore a deep roster of more than 80top names in UFC competition across all weight divisions and enter theOctagon surrounded by the sport’s popular commentators, announcers,referees, trainers, Octagon girls and more. PHOTOREALISTIC MODELS AND EFFECTS – Absorb the world of UFC as itappears on television with photorealistic fighters who breathe, sweatand move like their real-life counterparts. Players will alsoexperience ripple effects across the faces and bodies of their fightersfrom the impact of devastating punches and kicks. Revolutionary Ultimate Fighting™ Control – Gain the upper hand inmatchups with a brand new fighting game engine designed specificallyfor next generation systems. Emphasis on innovative, responsive andeasy-to-play controls will give players unparalleled command of theirfighters in the Octagon. FIGHTING DISCIPLINES – Take down opponents and get the submissionwith a variety of mixed martial arts disciplines, including Judo, MuayThai, Wrestling, Kickboxing, Boxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. CREATE-A-FIGHTER – Jumpstart the career of a future champion bycustomizing his physical appearance and attributes, learning newfighting techniques to use in the Octagon and managing his trainingprocess through attributes such as strength and cardiovascular health. CAREER MODE – Develop attributes, perfect moves and fight for entry into the UFC Hall of Fame. KEY: LH: Fighter can switch to Light Heavyweight MW: Fighter can switch to Middleweight WW: Fighter can switch to Welterweight LW: Fighter can switch to Lightweight Heavyweights Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira Brock Lesnar Frank Mir Brandon Vera (LH) Gabriel Gonzaga Cain Velasquez Cheick Kongo Eddie Sanchez Heath Herring Andrei Arlovski Mirko Crocop Fabricio Werdum Tim Sylvia Mark Coleman Antoni Hardonk Justin McCully Light Heavyweights Chuck Lidell Quinton “Rampage” Jackson Forrest Griffin Tito Ortiz Keith Jardine Wanderlei Silva Mauricio “Shogun” Rua Lyoto Machida Rashad Evans Stephan Bonnar James Irvin Wilson Gouveia (MW) Houston Alexander Kazuhiro Nakamura Thiago Silva Tim Boetsch Middleweights Anderson Silva (LH) Rich Franklin (LH) Dan Henderson (LH) Michael Bisping (LH) Kendall Grove Chris Leben Jason MacDonald Nate Marquardt Drew McFedries Ricardo Almeida Evan Tanner Yushin Okami Demian Maia Martin Kampmann (WW) Amir Sadollah (WW) Thales Leites Welterweights Georges St-Pierre Matt Hughes Matt Sera (LW) Jon Fitch Karo Parisyan Josh Koscheck Diego Sanchez Mike Swick (MW) Marcus Davis Thiago Alves Chris Lytle Ben Saunders Josh Burkman Kyle Bradley Matt Arroyo Anthony Johnson Lightweights BJ Penn (WW) Sean Sherk (WW) Kenny Florian Roger Huerta Joe Stevenson Mac Danzig Nathan Diaz Spencer Fisher Tyson Griffin Gray Maynard Thiago Tavares Joe Lauzon Rich Clementi Mark Bocek Hermes Franca Frank Edgar This item cannot be returned if open.