Monday, October 21, 2013


Mixed martial arts returns to London Ontario this Saturday, as Provincial Fighting Championship holds its first event at the Western Fair Agriplex building. This fight card is loaded with local talent, and Kimurawear is very proud to support and sponsor 4 of the fighters on the card.

Jesse Gross

In the co-main event of the evening, Jesse "The Ghost" Gross looks to continue his hot streak and take out the undefeated Michael Karkula of Extreme Couture Toronto. Gross is coming off a unanimous decision win over another top Canadian in Tristan Johnson. If Jesse is able to take out Karkula, he will be one step closer to making it to the big show. Gross is mainly known as an explosive and devastating striker, but showed solid wrestling skills in his last bout against Tristan Johnson. This fight is worthy of its co-main event status, and we look forward to watching Jesse go to war.

Shannon Ludlow

Shannon "The Cannon" Ludlow will be making her professional debut at Provincial Fighting Championship. The London native fights out of the Adrenaline Training Centre, which is where such mma stars as Mark Hominick, Sam Stout, and headlining fighter Chris Horodecki call home. Ludlow has fought once as an amateur and looks to get the same result in her professional debut. Shannon was able to score a third round submission win this past July in Michigan.

Darryl Marin

Darryl Marin is making his professional mma debut at Provincial Fighting Championship, but he is far from a newcomer to the art of fighting. Darryl has competed in over 70 amateur and professional muay thai bouts, nationally and internationally. Marin is also the owner and main instructor at Darkside Muay Thai in Kitchener Ontario. Having top notch stand up skills, would make most think that Darryl is uncomfortable on the ground, but that is not the case. Marin has been working on his ground for quite some time and is ready where ever the fight goes.

Malcolm Gordon

Malcolm Gordon last competed at Substance Cage Combat in Toronto Ontario, where he faced Ahmed Akkar. The ultra explosive flyweight was allover his opponent and was able to set a pace that Ahmed could not keep up. Despite being deep in a triangle choke in the second round, Gordon was able to finish off his opponent with strikes on the ground. After pushing his record to 2-0 at SCC, Malcolm will look to make it three in a row in London.

We look forward to this event and hope for it to be a success for #teamkimurawear as well as the PFC.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013


Body-X Board Shorts With the success of our Body-X Compression Series, it seemed only natural to expand on the line and give our customers more options when looking for athletic apparel. Kimurawear is proud to announced the launch of our Body-X Board Short Series. As with our compression series, our Body-X Board Shorts Series is designed to become an extension of your body and, increase your athletic performance and potential. This is achieved by two new innovations, our Core Flow™ technology and our Volo™ cut.

Our Core Flow™ technology is very similar to that of our compression series. This special material is a spandex, lycra, organic, cotton blend that offers several benefits.
  • Breathable: Thousands of air pockets are lined in the shorts allowing for a greater air flow.
  • Flexible: Body-X Shorts are able to stretch unlike any short on the market
  • Sweat Control: Wicks away the athletes sweat and aids in the bodies overall heat regulation.
  • Bacteria Control: With less sweat there is less chance for bacteria to grow.
Our Body-X Board Shorts have been constructed in a unique way in order to maximize the athletes range of motion. We have developed the Volo™ cut, which gives more range of motion than any other short on the market. This special higher cut has been tested with martial artists and athletes alike and the verdict is that it works! We have added an additional two inches of material to the shorts inseam, which allows the bodies hips much more room to work with.

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KimurawearHybrid MMA Shin Guards

Kimurawear is very excited to announce the release of our new Hybrid MMA Shin Guards. We have been working on a way to make the ultimate shin guard for quite some time now, and we finally came up with a concept that we are happy with. We have combined both a grappling and striking style shin guard to make the most innovative shin guard on the market.
The secret to our new shin guard is the Hybrid Fit system. This system combines the benefits of a striking strap systems as well as a grappling sock system.
  • Easy to put on and take off
  • Eliminates spinning/twisting of shin guard
  • Comfortable fit
  • Great for both striking and grappling training
Our new hybrid shin guard also has inherited all of tried and tested Kimurawear technologies that our products are known for.
  • Reactive Tech: Absorbs impact up to 70% more efficiently that other foams on the market.
  • Core Dry Tech: Eliminates odor by keeping the shin guard dry up after use.
  • AirFlow Tech: Allows temperature control for extra comfort during training.

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Monday, October 7, 2013


Josh Hill on TUF 18
Canadian bantamweight and Kimurawear sponsored athlete Josh Hill, was one of 16 bantamweights that were flown down to Las Vegas for a chance to make it onto The Ultimate Fighter television show. It has been a long time coming for the 26 year old from Hamilton ON. Hill has been fighting professional for the past 4 years and accumulated a very impressive record of 9-0. Long considered a top prospect at 135 pounds, the ultimate fighter seemed like a logical step for Hill to take. In order to make it past the first episode, Josh had to do battle in the octagon, and earn a place in the ultimate fighter house. Josh was able to get his opponent and was picked to be on Miesha Tates team. The former model has not fought since and has had little camera time, but I think that is about change in the near future as the gentleman is bound to fight sooner than later.

Follow Josh on Twitter: @gentlemanjhill

Be sure to tune in every Wednesday at 10pm, on Rogers Sportsnet to support the local Canuck.

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