How We Help Grow BJJ
Here at Kingz, our mission is not only to produce the best gis and no-gi gear in the jiu-jitsu industry, but to support the entire BJJ community.
We do that in many ways. Sponsoring athletes so that they can dedicate more of their time to training, donating proceeds to good causes within the community, directly providing jobs for hard-working athletes, and enabling academies to access high-quality gis and gear at reasonable wholesale prices are only some of them.
But since 2012 (less than a year after our founding), we have also been one of the biggest sponsors of jiu-jitsu events, worldwide. Why? Because this is what grows jiu-jitsu.
Events Grow Jiu-Jitsu
When people see their friends, family, or heroes out there competing in front of cheering crowds, they are that much closer to stepping on the mat themselves. When members of the community have an opportunity to compete against the best of the best, they grow as competitors, as practitioners and as individuals. When athletes become household names because they won a prestigious tournament, doors open for them to launch a lifelong career in something that they love.
You’ve probably already seen us – our booths or banners – at many events. Some of you will see us next week at the 19th IBJJF European Jiu-Jitsu Championships. We’ve been sponsoring “the Euros” since 2012… for 11 of those 19 years!
The IBJJF Europeans is one of our favorite events. Held in beautiful, historic Lisbon, Portugal, we get to see so many friends and athletes that we don’t normally see at the U.S. and Brazilian events. Basically, the Euros is a version of the Worlds for so many people, and the energy is always through the roof!
Other Events We Love
If you’re not headed to the Euros this year, here’s a list of the IBJJF events we’ve been proud to support over the years:
If you plan on attending any of them, and you see us, come say hi. We love that.