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What are Handwraps and why are they important

Handwraps can be worn in any combat sport which involves striking such as Boxing and Muay Thai. They provide hand protection and wrist support if worn correctly. Helping to protect all the small bones and joints in your hands.

If you have never worn a pair of Handwraps before or would just like to know how to put them on properly then click here to read our how-to guide.

Handwraps generally go under your boxing gloves to provide you with extra support while you train. You will sometimes see people with just their wraps on during activities like shadow boxing, light pad work or even using a double-ended bag. They help to prevent injuries, provide you with a secure fit and allow you to endure extra rounds.

Types of Handwraps

There are three main types of Handwraps, Traditional, Mexican Style and Quick-Gel Handwraps. Each has its advantages and offer slightly different Boxing protection. We will go through them all now so you can make the right decision when buying yours.

Traditional Style

Traditional style handwraps are made from 100% cotton and for decades they were the standard in the industry. They have been around for hundreds of years but came into full use in the 1920s and they have been used ever since.

They are normally a cheaper option and tend to hold their shape very well. Traditional wraps seem to last for longer than Mexican style wraps as they don’t have any elastic which can start to break down over time.

Cotton no stretch handwraps

Unfortunately, you will not get the perfect fit like with Mexican though as they can be quite rigid. As newer technology has come out over the years the way handwraps have been made has changed. Traditional style handwraps still use 100% cotton which is no longer the best way to protect your hands.

Mexican Style

Mexican style handwraps have only been around for about 20 years. Even though they are a lot newer on the boxing scene they are now the most popular choice used by boxers everywhere. They are normally slightly more expensive than their cotton counterpart. This is because they are made from a durable, semi-elastic material that conforms to your hand.

They provide you with a more secure and flexible fit. Made from a blend of 50% cotton and 50% nylon. They are ultra-soft, breathable and help to keep your hands comfortable while training.

They are also fine to go in the washing machine. It is recommended that you wash your wraps once a week to keep them clean and fresh. You should put them on a cold wash and in a wash bag as well to protect them.

Quick Handwraps or Fast Handwraps

Quick-gel red handwraps

Quick-Gel Handwraps are an even more expensive option again. Lots of people see these as the smart choice as you can slide your handwraps on and off in seconds. It takes a fraction of the time to put these on compared to the other two options. And you also don’t have to worry about rolling them back up after training either.

They don’t provide you with as much of a secure fit compared to the Mexican style but lots of people tend to pick quick wraps due to the ease of use. They take less than 30 seconds to put on and they tend to last for longer than standard handwraps if looked after correctly as well.

Tape and Gauze

Another less popular type of protection you may come across are Tape and Gauze. Used by pros in competitive fights, they provide the best support and protection. These are only really used by the professionals during competitive fights so your average everyday boxer may have never seen these before.

They will be applied by an expert before the fight and will need to be cut off after. They provide you with the best fit of any handwraps if applied correctly but due to the fact they can only be used once they are not a viable alternative for everyday training.

When should you wear handwraps

You should wear handwraps anytime you are training Martial Arts. If you are Boxing, Kickboxing or training Muay Thai it is recommended you wrap your hands. This goes for pad work or sparing at the end of a class, and especially for heavy bags.

You are giving your hands the best possible protection and also allowing yourself to train as hard as possible while reducing the chances of injury. Some people think handwraps are for extra padding but they are actually to provide support for your hands and wrists. They hold all of the bones and joints together properly in your hand to prevent fractures or RSI (repetitive strain injury)

If you ever watch Muay Thai fighters or professional Boxers like Tyson Fury or Anthony Joshua, they will always have their hands wrapped. Your gloves offer a lot of protection but handwraps provide you with something extra. They keep everything tight and compact and practically act as a wrist brace. There is a reason almost every single traditional martial art, like Kung Fu or Thai Boxing, make use of handwraps.

What length should you pick

Most handwraps are 180″ or 4.5 meters long, this goes for traditional and Mexican style wraps. Generally, you will find that this length fits perfectly but some people who wear smaller gloves may struggle to get theirs to fit correctly.

Especially for children, 180″ will normally be too long. The handwraps will seem bulky and their gloves will not fit properly. We advise getting a pair of smaller handwraps such as 120″ which will offer the correct protection. They will fit comfortably while still providing you with the right support.

How to look after your handwraps

Just like with your boxing gloves it is best to let your handwraps dry after training. The worst thing you can do is roll them straight back up and put them in your sweaty gym bag. Ideally, you would leave them somewhere to air out and dry before rolling them back up.

It is also recommended to wash them once a week. This helps to clean any bacteria off and keep them smelling fresh. You may want to invest in a wash bag as well, this will protect your handwraps and washing machine and they are relatively cheap as well.

When should I replace my handwraps

You should look to replace your handwraps every 2 years. One of the main reasons people look to replace theirs is due to the smell but the main reason is that you won’t be getting the correct protection anymore. Handwraps will start to degrade from the inside first where you can’t see before they start to fray or tear. Especially, with Mexican style wraps, the elastic will start to break down and you won’t be getting the same protection anymore.

Our thoughts

It doesn’t matter if you train full time in a Muay Thai gym or are just trying to lose weight in a Boxing class, you should always wrap your hands. If you want to get the best protection then Mexican style handwraps are the way to go. They provide you with the best fit thanks to their ultra-soft and breathable material and they are not too much more expensive than traditional wraps.
If however you are not training every day or you simply don’t want to spend the first half of your class wrapping your hands then the best way to go is quick-gel handwraps. They are easy to put on and it will take you less than 30 seconds to wraps your hands. You will not have to roll them back up either after training.

We offer a wide range of handwraps and protective gloves which you can find on our website here. If you are new to Martial Arts and not sure what type of Boxing gloves to pick then read our blog here to help you make the best decision.

Marvel Gloves, Hayabusa’s Best Yet

Hayabusa has just released their brand new Marvel-inspired Boxing Gloves and it’s taken everyone by storm. Five of our most loved character now have a place in every gym in the universe. The gloves come with all of the features we know and love about Hayabusa products. The DUAL-X closure system, 4-way foam splint for extra wrist support and of course they are all handcrafted. Each glove is made by experienced professional artisans. So you can expect the same expert craftsmanship, high-end materials, techniques, and finishes as always. If you are new to Hayabusa click here to find out a little bit more about the gloves.

Marvel Gloves

You can pick up five different Marvel characters, which include, The Punisher, Captain America, Black Panther, Iron Man and Captain Marvel. In either 12oz or 16oz. The gloves vary between being sublimated and stitched but the majority are the latter. Hayabusa has been working on these for quite some time but wanted to wait before releasing them to make sure every single aspect of the gloves were perfect first. And they are.

The Punisher Gloves

We will start with the best. Even though this is the only glove to be sublimated it is, in my opinion, the best in the range. Frank Castle has spent the past 40 years crushing skulls in and now you can as well. The design is split over the two gloves. So when you hold them up to your face, as you can see below, the logo is complete and you get something rather special.

The Punisher Boxing Gloves

Black Panther Gloves

Next up we have the Black Panther model. The intricate stitching on these gloves really live up to expectations and does the movie justice. These gloves will surely spin some heads.

Black Panther Boxing Gloves

Captain America Gloves

GSP’s favourite, so do I really need to say anything else. I’m not American and I love these gloves so I can only imagine how you guys from the other side of the pond feel about them. There is just something special about walking into that boxing ring knowing you’ve got Cap’s shield with you. A masterpiece of a design and build the same way the Kanpeki gloves are that we all love so much.

Captain America Boxing Gloves

Iron Man Gloves

A Marvel Range wouldn’t be complete without the movie that started it all. The Iron Man gloves may be a little bit more simplistic than some of the others released but that’s what makes them great. Not all of us can see ourselves wearing the bold Punisher gloves. We just want something a little bit more down to earth, and that’s exactly what you get here. Just a shame they don’t come with a glowing blue light built into them but I hear Tony is working on it as we speak.

Iron Man Boxing Gloves

Captain Marvel Gloves

Last but not least, Captain Marvel, the latest hero to appear on our screens. We have has some gloves for the men so now it’s one for the ladies. Similar to the Captain America ones, these gloves have left no room for mistake. The big logo in the middle makes it pretty obvious who they belong to. Unfortunately, the special effects don’t actually come with the gloves yet but hopefully, it won’t be that way for too much longer.

Captain Marvel Boxing Gloves

What Do We Think Of The Marvel Gloves

These gloves come in as the most expensive from Hayabusa but they are still cheaper than Venum and Cleto Reyes top options. Ask yourselves is there really any price too high to become one of your favourites Superheros. I already know my answer, all I’m waiting for now is the European release and I can’t wait to be the first person in my gym to train in them.

Keep an eye on the Hayabusa website as the Marvel gloves are meant to arrive before Christmas but there will be a pre-order option available. And for those of you who think you’ll be fine to order last minute and get them no problems, these gloves completely sold out of stock within 3 days, when they went on sale in Australia. So don’t be one of those guys who sits at home depressed because you missed out.

The Perfect Pair Of Boxing Handwraps

If you’re new to boxing and not sure exactly what you need to do then it’s important you make sure you’re as safe as possible while training. Boxing handwraps will protect you and your partner while training. Allowing you to hit harder without worrying about injuring your hands. In this blog, I will be taking you through two things. Why handwraps are so important and what makes a good pair. Hopefully, this will help you to choose your own and stay safe.

When Should I Wear Handwraps

Firstly, it is recommended that handwraps are worn for both bag work and sparring with a partner. This is to protect your hands and wrists against injuries which are caused by punching. And as you can imagine there’s a lot of that in boxing. Repeatedly, hitting a bag or jabbing a partner will eventually cause injury so the wraps are there to help minimise this.

Hayabusa Handwraps

Can I Wear Them During A Fight

It’s not just a good idea to wear them during a fight but it’s necessary. Officials are required to check that handwraps are being worn by both fighters before a fight starts in order to protect the boxers. If you don’t want to wear them then you will not be allowed to fight.

Make Sure Your Wraps Go With Your Gloves

And I’m not talking about getting matching colours here. If you are planning on buying a pair of boxing gloves, then make sure you try the gloves on with your wraps. This is so you can see how the gloves fit while you are wearing your handwraps. You need to make sure the gloves are not too tight or loose with your wraps. If you are not sure what gloves you should be buying then why not take a look at our guide here to find out what will be best for you.

What Makes A Good Pair Of Wraps

So now that you know why wraps are important we will get into what makes a good pair. An important part of this is making sure you have good quality hand wraps. And that they’re the right ones for you. If you opt for a cheaper pair then they will not provide you with the level of protection that you need. You want to find some with thick enough material to provide you with adequate padding for your training. And after protection the second best thing is looking good while wearing them. Just like with the new Punisher Handwraps below. If you would like to see the whole Marvel range then click here.

Hayabusa Handwraps

The new Hayabusa handwraps which you can find here, offer maximum protection. They have been designed with an innovative material which helps conform to your hand and aligns your hand and wrist. These high-performance wraps will protect the many small joints, bones and tendons from repeated impact during training. They also offer a hook & loop closure system which is 71% longer than rivals which ensures a superior and secure fit every time you train. This is to stop your wraps from coming undone during training. Which can cause them to loosen around your hand and therefore not offer you the best protection which can lead to injury!

Style Of Wraps

Another important aspect of great handwraps in their style. There are two main styles, traditional and Mexican. Traditional handwraps are made from cotton alone and have been around the longest. They do provide you with a tighter fit but do not stretch. This is why they have been replaced by the more popular Mexican style wraps. Mexican handwraps are a more modern version which is a blend of spandex and semi-elastic cotton. Mexican will always be the best option and they are a more comfortable choice as well.

Length Of Wraps

You will want to make sure your handwraps are long enough. Any wrap under 180″ won’t give you the necessary support and protection that you need and it is wise to stay away from anything less. Some children or people who have smaller hands may look for a shorter wrap and 120″ is popular for kids but the longer the wrap the more padding you will have and the safer you will be.

How To Put Your Handwraps On

What’s the point in buying a great pair of hand wraps unless you know how to put them on. How you wrap your hands, is just as important as buying a good pair. You could have the best handwraps in the world but unless you know how to put them on properly you are risking injury. So click here to see our guide on how to properly put your wraps on. There are several different ways to wrap your hands but any variations from the ones we have just shown you will be fine. Remember to try and cover all of your hand with an even layer of material.

Recap What We’ve Learned

So now that you have all the information it’s time to go out and get you handwraps. Remember the important bits though. Mexican over traditional. Nothing under 180″ long. Look for something with a long and secure hook & loop closure system. And make sure you try them on with your gloves before you buy anything.

BJJ Guide – Where To Start For Beginners

BJJ Guide

This is our BJJ guide for beginners and if you are curious about starting martial arts and want to know how to go about it then you have come to the right place. Today I will talk you through all of the questions beginners have. If you would like to find out about how long it takes to get each belt then click here. Otherwise, carry on reading.

What’s The Difference Between Gi or No-Gi

Firstly we will start this BJJ guide with what the difference between Gi or No-Gi is and the main one is what you wear.
Hayabusa Black/Gold Lightweigh Gi

This is a Gi. It’s similar to a Judo Kimono but it’s thicker and heavier. It also normally comes with more patches than it’s Judo counterpart. This is what you will wear when you train Gi. The pants, jacket, belt and a rashguard if you want. In No-Gi you will just be in a rashguard and shorts. Don’t worry about wearing any type of support though. Pretty much everyone who trains has some small injuries and you will find a lot of people wear joint supports and tape around there fingers and hands.

Make sure you don’t show up to your first class in a t-shirt. As your top will be loose and someone might catch a finger in it and may injuring their hand. Also, don’t wear or shorts with zips or pockets. These can be dangerous for anyone that you are training with as if the zip catches them it may end up cutting them.

Also, don’t be that guy who’s too good for a gum shield. Everyone wears them for a reason and if you have to start with a boil and bite then so be it but I’d recommend investing in a proper one which you can get from your dentist. Just because there are no punches being thrown in BJJ doesn’t mean you won’t catch an accidental knee to the face one day. So get a gumshield. If you don’t have a Gi yet, take a look here at our Hayabusa Gi’s.

What’s Better

Now we have got that out the way, time to discuss what’s better. And the answer is it’s completely up to you. I started off training No-Gi, it’s easier to get into, cheaper as you don’t need to splash out on an expensive Gi and feels more natural for most people and a Gi can be restricting. I eventually moved onto Gi and I’ve been training it ever since. The Gi allows you to perform more moves. You can grab onto it and even use it to tap your opponent.

I personally think it’s better to train mostly Gi and do some No-Gi on the side. If you try to do it the other way around then you may start to get caught out by moves you have never seen before but like I said its completely up to you. And it depends entirely on your training. If you want to have some MMA fights then No-Gi may be better for you.

Triangle in a BJJ Gi Comp

Why Are There Different Gi’s

There are hundreds of different companies making Gi’s these days and each company seems to offer you something new or different as well. The main types of Gi’s are Gold Weave, Pearl Weave, Lightweight or Ultra Lightweight and Competition. If you would like to read another BJJ Guide and find out more and which one is best suited for you then click here.

Start with the basics

You will find most gyms offer a few different classes. These range from Beginners or 101 to  Advanced and Competition. Depending on where you train there may even be a few more options. If you have never trained before then I would recommend going to the beginners class, they are there for a reason. You will learn how to perform some basic moves and learn what you can and can’t do. Every class is different but most gyms follow a similar routine.

Most start with a small warm up and then on to pass guard. Pass guard is a pretty standard part of every class. It’s normally just some light training to get you warmed up. You will start with a partner, one will start on their back with the other between his legs, just like in the image below.
No-Gi example

If you start on top then it’s your job to “break” your opponent’s legs and then either pass to get side control or get on top in mount. And if you are on the bottom then you will have to sweep your partner. This basically involves turning him over so you have swapped positions and you are now on top and your partner is where you started. After about 5 minutes of this, you will go on to some technique. Your instructor will show you a move that you will practice on your opponent. Depending on the type of class you may learn a few and spend a lot of time getting everything perfect or you will move straight onto rolling.

Rolling is where you practise what you have just learned. You will take your new techniques and try them out for real. And if it’s a competition class or open mat then you might even go straight into rolling without any technique at all but this isn’t recommended for beginners. So you may just want to start with the beginner’s classes so you can spend more time learning moves as you are justing getting into the sport.

Pay Attention

You won’t be rolling every single class. Sometimes there will be too many people on the mat so you have to sit out for a roll. You may find that you get split up into groups. Which allows you to roll with people who are a similar skill level to you. Either way, you will be watching sometimes so take advantage of this time and watch everyone roll. Training with more experienced partners is one of the best ways to get better. You can even still learn from them while you are sat out though. Just watching higher belts will improve your game and you will pick up things that they do and you can try it for yourself.

They might not always admit it but your instructors may keep some of there favourite techniques back from you. If they gave everything out then people will start to defend against them better. If you are watching, however then you might spot something useful.  Which everyone else has missed because they’ve been talking the whole time.

Hopefully, this BJJ guide has been useful to a few of you and shed some light on BJJ. And remember to keep your eyes out for our next guide.

Why Are There Different BJJ Gi’s And What Separates Them

There are several different BJJ Gi’s and hundreds of companies making them these days. And each Brand seems to offer you something new or different as well. The main types of Gi’s you will find on the market are Gold Weave, Pearl Weave, Lightweight or Ultra Lightweight and Competition.

Gold Weave

Gold Weave is just a heavyweight Gi. It is made from the thickest materials and will be the heaviest Gi you can buy. The benefits of a thicker, heavier Gi are that it becomes harder for people to grab you. Mainly the insides of your wrists and your lapel. This can stop people from controlling you or choking you. Here is the Hayabusa Goorudo 3 Gold Weave Jiu Jitsu Gi, its made with 550-gsm gold spec-weave material, which basically means its stitching is very thick and heavy.

Goorudo 3 Gold Weave Jiu Jitsu Gi in blue

Pearl Weave

The Pearl Weave is a slightly lighter option than the Gold Weave. The main difference is that this Gi allows a better freedom of movement over the Gold Weave. It’s also lighter which means you can move faster. Hayabusa’s Shinju 3 Pearl Weave Jiu Jitsu Gi is made from 500-gsm pearl weave material so you can see the stitching is lighter than the Gold Weave. You can see the Shinju Gi below.

Shinju 3 Pearl Weave Jiu Jitsu Gi in black


The Lightweight Option will be the lightest Gi you can get your hands on. Some companies will refer to this as Ultra Lightweight but they are both the same thing. The Hayabusa Lightweight Jiu Jitsu Gi is Ultra Lightweight for Ease of Movement and Constructed with a 420-gsm Pearl Weave Cotton so it is significantly lighter than both the Gold and Pearl. If you want to find out more about the new Hayabusa Lightweight Gi then click here.

Lightweight Jiu Jitsu Gi in green

Competition Gi

And finally a competition Gi gives you the thickness of a Gold Weave Gi to make it harder for your opponent to grab you and the lightness of a Lightweight Gi so you can weight in without being worried about your weight. The Hayabusa Pro Lightweight Gi is constructed with a 350-gsm pearl weave cotton. This means it weighs about the same as the Lightweight Gi but has the Thickness of the Pear Weave. The ultimate Competition Gi.

Hayabusa's Different BJJ Gi's in white

Why we need different BJJ Gi’s

It is good to have several different types of BJJ Gis as it provides variety. It gives people the ability to pick the perfect Gi for themselves and there training. If someone was to be able to move as fast as possible they will need a Lightweight Gi as they are designed for ease of movement. Others may not have the agility to move around the mats fast and instead prefer to go on their backs and a heavyweight may be better for them as its harder for people to grab and control you.
Hopefully, this article has taught you something new and helped you understand more about different BJJ Gi’s. If you like the look of any of the Gi’s you have seen here or want to find out more about them, then click here.

Hayabusa’s New Lightweight Gi Colours Look Unbelievable

We have really outdone ourselves this time with our new lightweight Gi. It is available today and you are going to want to take a look for yourself. In addition to our existing lightweight Gi’s, we thought we would add some more colours and a bit more spice to the range. Meticulous attention to detail guarantees perfection in every aspect of its design. No aspect was overlooked.

New Lightweight Gi Design

Available in three new colours, this ultra Lightweight Gi has been specifically designed for ease of movement without restriction. The jacket is constructed with a 420-gsm Pearl Weave cotton which means that it is as light as possible while still keeping its strength. The pants are made from a cotton-polyester blend of 8oz Ripstop which gives them superior strength and durability. We also decided to add reinforced stress areas throughout the Gi so you can train as hard as you want without having to worry about it ripping. We have added a few patches and some embroidery. Intricately stitched and detailed for both function and style.

Fit & Feel

Made using pearl weave our new lightweight Gi was crafted to deliver a customized fit with unmatched comfort and most of all the durability needed for you to roll every day and push your limits.

new lightweight gi in black and gold


Constructed for the devoted practitioner. This gi delivers what athletes need for the most intense training and competition. Its ultra lightweight nature means you don’t have to worry about weigh-ins, at just over 1.5kgs this Gi won’t be the reason you miss weight. For that reason, its perfect for competitions and its thin nature means its perfect for training in summer as it will keep you from overheating. Ultimate comfort and manoeuvrability was our main aim. So test yourself and let us worry about your Gi.

new lightweight gi in green


First of all, our attention to detail guarantees no aspect of this gi was overlooked. Only the finest kinds of cotton have been used. Intricate stitching and detailing as well as a tailored cut, all ensure this Gi demands the same attention your game does.

new lightweight gi in stone white


The rise to excellence. Being better today than yesterday. These are goals that both Hayabusa and the Jiu-Jitsu practitioner strive to achieve. With hand-crafted designs using only premium materials and state of the art manufacturing. You can expect perfection when you roll in Hayabusa. Available in Black/Gold, Green and Stone White. We only hope you like these Gi’s as much as we do. Click here to see them. And if you need a new rashguard to go with your Gi why not have a look at our Haburi range. Which you can find here.

How Long Does It Take To Get A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is one of the newest martial arts around. And still in its infancy when compared to other martial arts. It has come such a long way in a relatively short space of time though and is now one of the most prominent disciplines. Developed by Carlos and Hélio Gracie. It was formed from Kodokan Judo that was taught to the Gracies by students like Takeo Yano, Mitsuyo Maeda and Soshihiro Satake. The brothers eventually created Brazilian jiu-jitsu and it came to be its own martial art. Today I will talk you through getting your BJJ Black belt.

A Brief History

An adaptation of judo and jujutsu, it took the best aspect of both sports and left some of the less effective parts behind and through the experimenting and practising BJJ was born. There are currently 5 belts for students over 16 and 4 for anyone younger. These are White, Yellow, Orange and Green for children and each belt will require four stipes before you can progress to the next level. There has recently been a new colour, grey, added but not all gyms count this.

kids belts

For adults, it goes White, Blue, Purple, Brown and Black. Similar to the juvenile system, you will need to get four stripes before you move on to the next belt generally speaking.

What Sets BJJ Apart From Other Arts

The main difference between BJJ and other martial arts is the time it takes to get your black belt. The generally accepted rule in the community is that it takes 10 years to finally get your belt. Which also works well with the theory that 10 years of training or 10000 hours of deliberate practice are needed to become world-class in any field. It is also up to the instructor to decide if a student is ready for a promotion.

White Belt

White belt is where every new Brazilian jiu-jitsu student starts there adventure. This will be there hardest part of your journey as in the beginning you will have no knowledge and you will pretty much be playing defence for the first few months. Once you get a few submissions down, learn a sweep or two and a few more new guys join you will start to get into the hang of things. If you keep training and showing progress then you should aim for a stripe every 6 months but that is completely at your instructor’s discretion.

Time To Blue Belt: 2 Years

Blue Belt

Blue belt is the second rank in BJJ and this is where you will start to have some fun. You will have new people coming through your gm all the time and lots of new guy means lots of fun. You can start to practise those moves that you have just learned during technique and not worry about being smashed every roll from now on. The IBJJF does states that you must remain a blue belt for a minimum of 2 years before moving onto your Purple. This does not mean that it will take you 2 years though. This is more for dedicated students who train multiple times every day. Blue will be the longest part of your journey and you should hope to get a stripe every 9 months. This is normally the state that separates the people doing it for fun and the more serious students.
You also have to be at least 16 years old to receive a blue belt.

Time To Purple Belt: 3.5 Years

Purple Belt

Purple belt is the where you will start to get respect for the rest of your student. You will get white belts asking you for advice and you can start to discuss new moves and techniques with the higher belts. This is where can start to practise all of those crazy moves you have been watching on YouTube and actually pull them off. Once again The IBJJF requires you to train for a minimum of 1.5 years before you can get your brown. And once again unless you live in the gym this probably won’t be for you. You should get you stripes faster at Purple and aim for one every 6-8 months this time.
The IBJJF requires you to be at least 16 years old and before you can get your purple belt.

Time To Brown Belt: 2.5 Years

Brown Belt

Brown belt is where you pretty much start doing whatever you want with white belts. Most beginners will not be able to come close to tapping you so to still get the most out of your fights you can start to put yourself in challenging situations. Let them pass your guard or get mount on you and try to fight your way back. The IBJJF requires you to remain a brown belt for a minimum of 1 year. Anything for 1-2 year is seen as good at this stage though. Brown belt normally requires five years of dedication and a huge chunk of your time, money and determination, but its all worth it.
You will also need to be at least 18 years old.

Time To Black Belt: 1.5 Years

Black Belt

Well, guys, you have finally made it. Your journey is still not complete though. You may finally have the belt you have been lusting after for the past decade but you still have so much more to learn. You are now at the top of the pyramid and for every 10,000 people that start the sport, only one will get the top honour. Not many people in the world have what you have now. You are now in an elite club which compels respect.
The IBJJF requires that a student be at least 19 years old.

After Black Belt

Every promotion to a new degree in the black belt starts from the day you get promoted. The first, second and third degree will be awarded after three years. The fourth, fifth and sixth grades will take 5 years each. The seventh and eighth will take 7 years each and that is then classes as your red and black belt. The ninth degree or red belt as its known can only be applied for after 10 years. There is also a tenth grade which was given only to the pioneers of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the Gracie brothers: Carlos, Oswaldo, George, Gaston and Helio.

after black belt

I hope you enjoyed this article and found it useful. Hopefully, there will be some more soon which you can have a look at.

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Hayabusa’s Limited Edition Mizuchi 2.0 range has been engineered as a second skin to keep your body dry, comfortable and protected. For that reason, it provides athletes with a precise fit for completely unrestricted movement. This advanced compression which has been designed with Titanium which helps to optimize your body temperature. Supporting circulation and maintain maximum muscle function as a result. It has been engineered with cutting-edge textiles to exceed the requirements of elite athletes. And features Hayabusa’s proprietary CombatTech™ fabric for the toughest of battles

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The Mizuchi rashguard is optimised compression which maximises athletic performance. It’s a fully breathable rash with thermoregulating and wicking properties which help to keep you cool in summer and warm in the winter. It will also help keep the sweat off you. Designed with a professional athletic pattern for unmatched fit and comfort and including a silicone waistband to keep the rashguard securely in place and stop it riding up while you are training. We have only used the highest quality stitching and craftsmanship on this rash. We even incorporated Titanium into this rashguard which helps to optimize your body temperature. Above all else, we only hope you like the Mizuchi design as much as we do. And for those who don’t know what it means, why not Google it to find out more about the Japanese Water Dragon.

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The Mizuchi 2.0 Shorts are the highest performing competition fight short ever created. These shorts continue to evolve in comfort, quality and fit, with each new series we bring out. Synonymous with performance, the shorts set the professional standard for all others on the market to be measured by. Our best-selling short have been sported by some of the top fighters around the world. And the majority of organizations in MMA, No-Gi Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing and Muay Thai. The Guardlock2™ inner grip on the waistband guarantees a strong, secure fit and means you won’t have to worry about them falling down while you are training.

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Both of our products have been engineered with cutting-edge textiles to exceed the requirements of elite athletes and features Hayabusa’s exclusive Ti-22™ Titanium coated fibres. These not only sound cool but will also improve your performance because they help regulate your body temperature. Making sure you don’t overheat which in turn maximises muscle function. Unfortunately, we don’t have any Mizuchi compression pants or shorts, for that reason you may want to take a look at our Haburi line. Which you can find here.

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Designed to go anywhere your battles take you, this series exceeds the standards of the world’s most demanding athletes. Synonymous with performance, the Hayabusa Mizuchi line is a representation of uncompromised excellence.

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Hexagon Fight Shorts, Perfect For Any Athlete

The newest addition to the Hayabusa Range is the Hexagon shorts. We decided to go in a new direction with these though and instead of making them discipline specific we have designed these to be perfect for any athlete. They are ideal for running, boxing, MMA, crossfire and fighting.

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Hayabusa Hexagon Shorts Features

These shorts have been engineered to push your performance limits, just like you do as an athlete.
They have been designed specifically for ease of movement, you will be without restriction when you put these on and that’s exactly why they are perfect for all sport and every athlete.
The inner grip around the waistband will help to lock them in place and stop them moving or falling down while you are training.
They have been built strong and rugged for the most rigorous training, so don’t worry about getting them messy.

The Hayabusa Experience

They have been build with the most rugged textiles and hardware, an unmatched stretch panel, reinforced seams to stop them falling apart and silicone waistband to keep them in place. This all comes together flawlessly for the ultimate performance short. They can be used for boxing or MMA and are therefore highly regarded as some of the best fight shorts on the market today. They are made of 100% Polyester and the uniquely designed shorts are available in black or grey. Designed for maximum comfort and an unimpeded range of motion. You won’t have any regrets when you buy these shorts. They have been engineered with cutting-edge textiles to exceed the requirements of athletes of all levels. Keep your shorts locked in place with the inner grip waistband guaranteeing a strong, secure fit.

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Why We Made It

They have been designed to go anywhere that your battles take you. They exceed the standards of the world’s most demanding athletes. Synonymous with performance, Hayabusa fight shorts are a representation of uncompromised excellence. So whether you’re striking or grappling, OCR or cross-fit, even lifting or cardio. These beasts will let you do it all. These shorts will also go perfect with our Haburi range, which you can find here. And luckily for you we have just got them back in stock.

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Haburi 2.0 Compression Tops Now Back In Stock

Here at Hayabusa, we wanted to add a rashguard to our range. It had to have all of the attributes of our best gear but with a lower price tag. And that’s exactly what we have done. The Haburi compression line has all of the key features of our best sellers. It comes with a more simplistic design while still making it clear that it is a Hayabusa product.

It provides you with a body forming fit that delivers easy, unrestricted movement. And it has been engineered as a second skin with thermo-regulating tech. This will help to keep you cool and dry, ensuring comfort even under the most strenuous training.

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One of its keys features is the thermo-regulating tech that it has been made out of. This helps to optimise your body temperature. So you don’t overheat in summer and it keeps you warm in winter. Allowing you to maintain maximum muscle function and improved performance.


Providing superior protection. Haburi rashguards are designed to work as a second skin, protecting you against cuts, scrapes, and rashes during combat. The inner silicone banding around the waist will keep you compression locked down. As a result, it won’t ride up as you move to expose you to injury. And the reinforced stitching will ensure unsurpassed durability, so no holes or loose stitching.


The Haburi range comes with an athletic fit which as a result means unmatched fit and comfort. Each Haburi rashguard uses a professional athletic pattern made from a polyester elastane mix for great fit and comfort. This range has been crafted from a fully breathable fabric. The thermoregulating and wicking features will ensure your muscles are engaged and warm while keeping your skin and body dry.


Even though these tops are lightweight they are also very durable and like all of the products we make, we only use the highest quality stitching and craftsmanship. Believe us when we say this rashguard can withstand anything.

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Designed to go anywhere your battles take you. This compression exceeds the standards of the world’s most demanding athletes. Synonymous with performance, the Hayabusa compression line is a representation of uncompromised excellence. You won’t be able to train just wearing our Haburi range though and that’s why our Hexagon shorts are so popualr. You will be able to find them here. And luckily for you we have just got them back in stock.

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