Ippon-Shop is working with the well-known Martial Arts brand FUJI Sports since more than 2 years in the field of Martial Arts Mats. But the partnership between FUJI Sports and Ippon-Shop has an even deeper background.
FUJI Mats president, Jimmy Pedro, and Ippon-Shop owners Otto and Stefan Kneitinger look back on a more than 20-year-old friendship. Jimmy Pedro, former Judo World Champion 1999, was competing for the prestigious Judo Club of Abensberg together in one team with Stefan Kneitinger and it was team manager Otto Kneitinger who brought the charismatic American to the exceptional club in the small Bavarian city in the mid 90’s.
FUJI BJJ PRODUCTS AVAILABLE FROM MID SEPTEMBER 2018
It was just a logical step to expand the cooperation with FUJI for Jiu Jitsu equipment after all the positive experiences with FUJI Mats, the long-time roots in Martial Arts and the big success in the main BJJ market like the USA. Some of the most famous BJJ gyms and instructors, such as Xande Ribeiro (Universtity of Jiu Jitsu), Rolles, Igor and Gregor Gracie (Team Renzo Gracie), Andre Galvao (ATOS), Judo Olympic Silver medalist and BJJ Black Belt Travis Stevens or European warrior Eldar Yakuza trust in FUJI products for many years.
“Lots of FUJI Mats clients asked us for FUJI BJJ equipment since the start of the partnership. We are very happy to close this gap now and will offer the full range of FUJI products from mid of September on.” – Stefan Kneitinger, Executive Director Ippon-Shop.
IPPON-SHOP AMBASSADORS PUMPED ABOUT THE SWITCH TO FUJI
The reactions of all our Ippon-Shop BJJ ambassadors such as Johannes Wieth, Ben Schotthöfer, Jan Basso, Hannah Rauch, Jan Zander, Raphael Lesnino, Kevin Enz, Alex Matschl or Marius Socher on the switch to FUJI BJJ have been exciting throughout the whole team. All athletes will compete in FUJI BJJ products from 2019 on.
CANUDO AND P4P JOIN FUJI SQUAD
Further to this, we are very proud to announce a new partnership between Sergio “Canudo” Zimmermann and his Pound 4 Pound team with FUJI BJJ. We will equip Sergio and his team with fully customized FUJI uniforms and rashguards.
Great products, projects, events and things are on the horizon and we are very proud to continue our work in BJJ and Grappling with FUJISPORTS, FUJI BJJ and FUJI MATS. We’ll keep you posted through Facebook, our Instagram page @FUJIMATSEUROPE and our IPPON MAG.
Keep on rolin’ and check back in September!